2017 Bucket List

Hey guys! I feel fully settled into the new year and it’s only day 4. Well, maybe not fully settled but I’ve let 2016 become the past now and I’m ready to move onto bigger and better things and use this year to change things. I’m also in the last 9 months of freedom before I start going to sixth form… so I’m going to use it wisely (to study for my GCSEs… 😦 )

Anyway, I know I did my 2017 Resolutions for you a few days ago but I feel like resolutions and bucket lists are completely different things but are also kind of connected. I feel like resolutions are about shaping yourself into a better person and ending the year feeling like you’ve changed and become the person you’ve always wanted to be (or at least made a start at working towards that) and I feel like bucket lists are just little things that you would like to do or experience. I have a life-long bucket list which you can go and read here but I also like making smaller bucket list for specific things, like Christmas and summer. I’ve decided to make a 2017 Bucket List and share it here with you today. I have made this list by taking things off my life-long bucket list but because it’s a life-long bucket list there are many things that I can’t do until I’m older anyway, so to narrow my bucket list down these are the things I’m hoping to do this year!

1 . Fill A Photo Album – If you read my 2017 Resolutions you will know that I am currently doing 2 photo projects, one of them being ‘A photo a day for a year’ and the other being ‘a selfie a day for a year’, one of my bucket list goals is to fill a photo album. I don’t know why, I guess it’s because with all this digital technology people take hundreds of photos and save them onto their tablets, laptops and phones and then don’t do anything with them – other than post the odd one on Throwback Thursday  – there’s something really nice and original about a photo album and I would really love to complete both of these projects and then put them in a scrapbook together – or at least the ‘photo a day for a year’ photos because maybe a scrapbook full of varying different photos of my own face might be a bit weird. But we’ll see.

2 . Become More Social – I don’t like to think of myself as an introvert because I do go out and I’m a very busy person. However, I don’t have very much confidence when it comes to talking to people in certain situations. When I’m at work I can talk non-stop with my friend and colleagues but for some reason in other situations I just can’t find words to speak to people, inside I’m desperate to speak to people and I would really love to make more friends this year (maybe I can at sixth form which I will hopefully be starting in September) and kind of improve my social skills even though in the right situations there’s nothing wrong with them.

3 . Have Perfect Teeth – This has been on my bucket list for a long time and it’s not really something that’s within my control as long as I stick with the orthodontist treatment and keep them clean and healthy everything else is down to nature. However, this year I’m getting my braces off and so by definition as the only reason for having braces is so that you can have perfect teeth like society demands. I’m very excited to be able to tick this off my bucket list at the end of the year and have perfect glistening white teeth that I can feel confident with.

4 . Finish My Fanfiction Novel – For NaNoWriMo last year (which I plan to do this year as well) I started writing a fanfiction novel (you’ll never guess in what fandom) because I was just too busy to both write and come up with an original idea, I also wanted to have a stab at writing fanfiction as I know it’s a widely popular genre of novel and I was really interested to see if I could write one. So I started and I won NaNoWriMo (reaching my 50,000 by 18th November) but the novel is no where near complete, however, I’ve stopped working on it because I’ve been so busy, this year I would really love to complete it – maybe it can be my summer project as I will have finished my GCSEs and have no more work to do until sixth form starts! Yay! I’m so excited!

5 . Finish My Film – Now before you get excited and planning cinema trips with your friends to see the great new blockbuster made by the one and only Inspired Teen I would just like to clarify that in fact it’s nothing exciting. I am currently doing a qualification in film and drama and as part of the coursework I need to make a film. However, it’s proving increasingly difficult because I don’t have anyone that’s all that keen on helping or being in the film, so I need to find those people or find a way to do a solo project without the requirement of cast members. My coursework should be completed by June so it can be moderated – I’m incredibly scared that I’m not going to get it done! I might create some kind of documentary… maybe… I’m not sure.

6 . Do Tumblr’s 100 Days Of Productivity – I started doing this late last year, I think I got up to day 11 or something like that and then just lost all motivation and stopped. This year I really want to pick it up again and finish it and with all this GCSE work to be doing I can’t see that it will be much of a problem. I just need to remember to document my study sessions. I am so scared for these GCSEs it’s insane. Like, I’m truly, properly, terrified in a way I’ve never been before and I know it’s only going to get worse from here, which is why I need all the motivation and productivity I can get to see me through.

7 . Start Running Often – Last April when I was on holiday I did a lot of running and I really enjoyed it and felt so much livelier and loose after it (as in, my muscles weren’t all tense and aching) and it was whilst on holiday and whilst running that I felt the most positive that I had all year and so I’d really like to pick that up again this year and for longer than five days. My overall goal is to be running everyday but I don’t think that’s likely with the schedule I have at the moment so we’re just going for running often for now.

I think that’s all for now, if I think of anything more I might come along and add it but I feel like these are my biggest goals other than my resolutions to get done in 2017. I really feel like this year is going places, or taking me places, I feel so positive and excited for this year (although that’s how I felt last year) it’s like January 1st came and it gave me this great new burst of life and energy and I know that lots is going to happen and I am so excited!

Let me know in the comments below what your goals for 2017 are! If you enjoyed this post please give it a like! You can also follow me if you aren’t already to see many more posts from me throughout 2017!

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Happy New Year!

Inspired Teen 🙂

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11 thoughts on “2017 Bucket List

  1. Hey, my fellow Year 11! Good luck for the next few months, you’ve got this 🙂 As for your goals, I think they are lovely. I especially like the first one, as I have decorated one entire wall of my room with printed pictures and they are just so lovely ❤ Have a lovely day 😀

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    1. Hey! Thank you! I need all the support I can get – I’m slightly freaking out but happily my stress levels have mildly reduced these past few weeks 🙂 It will all be fine… said no student ever! Thank you! I really hope I complete them all by the end of the year! I’m quite fond of bucket lists and I like to think I’m relatively good at completing things on them 🙂 Have a nice day, too!

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      1. I know, my stress levels are just going wacky at the minute, one minute I’m stressed to the point of panic, the next, I’m almost normal! 🙂 Hahaha, true! 🙂 I hope you do too, and I love a good bucket list! 🙂 Thank you!

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      2. Good luck with your exams too! Just remember to do your best, your best is always good enough! Also, remember that you’re a person and not a robot and that you need to take breaks and rest from time to time. 🙂

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  2. Best of luck with your goals!!!

    I bet you will tick quite a few of them off your bucket list!

    I’m very much like you and struggle somewhat socially and we definitely share a goal for this year in regards to that and stepping out of our comfort zones! Gives me comfort in knowing that there are more people like me that find it hard to make new friends, everyone always seems to know what they are doing when they talk to new people! So thank you!!

    And P.S., getting your braces off is the best and weirdest feeling ever (from someone who had them on for years and years)!!

    All the best for the year!

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    1. Hey! Thank you so much! I think you have more faith in me than I have in myself haha! It definitely helps to know there are others out there that find things difficult like you, we’re in this together! Good luck with breaking out of your shell and becoming a socialite haha! All the best to you too! 🙂

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  3. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice goals!

    I’m also hoping to get back into exercising, probably a lot of running… and and and I want to do tumblr’s 100 days of productivity as well! I made a studyblr a while back and I’m hoping that having one will encourage me to work hard so that I can post pictures and updates of how well I’m doing. 🙂

    Also, #1 is a great goal. I haven’t really done any photography in ages, minus an afternoon in December when I took some pictures of the snow. Even selfies… I’d like to have more pictures to document what it is that I’m doing in life. So hopefully I’ll take both artsy pictures and selfies more often this year! That would be nice. Thanks for giving me the idea to do so! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for this comment! Glad I inspired you to add some goals to your year – it’s great to know I share the same goals/ambitions as another! Good luck with all of them – specifically 100 days of productivity because I bet it’s going to be really hard!!

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