Most people have a bucket list. Or a “Things I Want to Do Before I Die” list. Or an itch list (list of things they are itching to do). Or a “Top 10 Desires” list. For the purposes of this post I’ll refer to it as a bucket list. Things commonly found on one’s bucket list include: Skydiving, travelling the world (or to some specific exotic destination), getting married and having a family, read x number of books, go on a road trip, and do something huge for charity. I don’t think I have any of these items on what I would call my bucket list (except the travelling). These are 5 things that are on my bucket list:
Stand on a Broadway stage
I’ve written about my love of being on stage before. For someone like me who loves theatre and loves performing, a Broadway stage really seems like the ultimate destination. Performing on a Broadway stage would be amazing, but I really don’t have that kind of talent, but hey, a girl can dream. But even being taken backstage for a short tour and seeing the set and stage up close at a Broadway musical would be the best thing ever.
Have my name in the credits of a major blockbuster movie
There are hundreds of people who work on movies so why can’t I be one of them? Whether it’s through writing a screenplay (I think writing a movie script or a theatre play would be AMAZING) or being an extra or doing the marketing, I want to have my name in the credits. I’m well aware that no one ever watches the credits of a movie (unless it’s a Marvel movie and there’s a post-credits scene; either way they scroll way too fast for anyone to actually read) but that would still be pretty cool to be able to say that I worked on a movie.
Go to NYC and do an 8-show week
Going to NYC is in itself a bucket list item for me (soon, soon, soon I hope it will be crossed off). Most Broadway shows do 8 performances a week – generally one weekend and one midweek matinee, six evening performances and have one day off. While I wouldn’t be performing in an 8-show week, I want to go see 8 different Broadway shows in a week so that would be every evening and matinee performance. I think it would be amazing to see that many shows, that I would probably never otherwise get to see. Maybe then my Broadway craving will be satisfied.
Have my writing published
Sometimes I think I might want to be a writer when I grow up (but I actually have no idea what I want to do with my life so). I am in a writing program at school. I am also fortunate enough that there are many opportunities through school that I can submit my writing and possibly get it published. There’s even a course that I can (and will) take in my 4th year called Making a Book. I think that would be a great first step rather than having to find a publisher and delve into that on my own. I’m hoping that by the time I graduate from university, I will have at least a couple of pieces of published writing.
Go to Australia
I almost didn’t include this one because I will soon be able to cross this off my bucket list! I’m actually set to go to Australia in March 2018 for about 6 months for an international exchange through my school. I’m super excited to study at the University of Sydney and meet all kinds of people from Sydney and around the world. I’m also so excited to explore Australia while I’m there! It’s sure to be an experience of a lifetime.
What’s on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments!