Although I have 6 months to go before I turn 24 (seriously. where is the time going?!), I am feeling very nostalgic for my younger days and all the memories and experiences I’ve made during these past few years. I suppose it is why I keep this blog: it’s a record for my daily life and all the photographs and exciting memories, mishaps and lessons I’ve had in my youth. I choose to not forget them, and writing and creating videos is a way for me to reminisce.
These were my top 24 items that I believe everyone should do before turning 24. There is something really exhilarating about skinny dipping and I’m a big believer that you should have a professional portrait of yourself in your late teens and early twenties (because it’s all downhill from here, folks). Becoming independent and courageous are personal values I hold deeply. Figuratively being able to stand on your own two feet, without assistance from others, and going off on your own are things I have had to learn since I was a child. And it is something we all have to face. Whether that’s treating yourself to a table for one or hopping on a plane to another city or country. Being brave is being afraid of something and doing it anyway. I am afraid every time I venture out alone to another country by myself. I become socially anxious when families and couples look at me in surprise when I walk into a fancy restaurant and eat by myself. But because it brings me joy, I choose to do it anyway. Again and again.
What are some courageous things you dream of doing? Let’s chase our fears, together.
December 14, 2017
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