I had been feeling a bit glum over the end of my freshman year at college, almost feeling like I had wasted too much time. This emotion finally passed after I thought of the different things I had accomplished this year. In particular, I relished in some little things that feel like human musts: I stayed out until the wee hours of the morning with friends; I had a long and memorable conversation with a complete stranger; I went out on a date with a girl I met four days earlier; I entered a romantic relationship (unrelated to the previous accomplishment); among plenty of others. Overall, I just had to remember the "boo yah" from the year.
Inspired by this revelation, I'm making a list of "Things to Accomplish in My Life", with a focus on the tiny things that (I think) are reachable achievements for anyone, but are also enlightening. I'd like to hear what others think are important.
So far, I have (in no particular order):
-Make a profit off of a good idea
-Have someone else say you are irreplaceable to them
-Visit every continent (except Antarctica)
-Go on some vacation, preferably a road trip, alone
-Find a book that you can always reread (Same goes for movie, game, and album, but rereading a book requires a certain level of dedication)
-Find a celebrated work of art that you understand perfectly, but just don't agree with (You don't know genius until you have a personal definition of failure)
-Keep a journal for at least a year. Write a small, stoic verse every day before bed (I've just started doing this. It's really profound)
-Plant a tree (Stolen from The Simpsons when Homer ate the fugu)
Anyone have their own list? Something they've accomplished?