Monday, 20 January 2014

My Buried Life

     Author's Note
      Hey there! My name is Rebecca, and this is My Buried Life. I'm 17 years old, and in my senior year of high school. I don't have much that I've accomplished thus far in my life, seeing as I only just turned 17, so my bucket list is fairly ambitious, and growing rapidly. I haven't really done anything very exciting in my life so far. I don't play sports, I don't do any extracurricular activities. Before March of grade nine, I hadn't even been on an airplane, never mind anywhere farther south than Grand Forks. The only somewhat exciting things that I have done have been two vacations and a school trip to Washington. I've been on the honor roll every year since it was possible for you to be on it, so maybe you could say that counts as something exciting. Taking a look at my life as it is, I can say that I don't want to live the rest of my life this way. I'm young and have my entire life ahead of me, and I know that I can do so much with it. One thing that I want to do more than anything else is travel. I love flying, experiencing new cultures and countries, exploring the beautiful places the world has to offer. There are so many places I want to go, like Venice, Paris, Australia, Bora Bora, Ireland, Germany, London, etc. I really hope I get the opportunity to visit all these places. Right now, I have 66 items on my list, and I hope that as I get older, the list continues to grow, but I also hope that I will be able to cross most of them off. I know for sure that some will be easier than others, but with the help of my friends and family I know I can get them done. Watching The Buried Life has really inspired me to do great things with my life, and it's taught me that I should live life to the fullest because you only get one chance. Making this list has given me the opportunity to sit down and really wonder what it is that I want to do with my life. That, combined with watching episodes of The Buried Life, has given me motivation and inspiration to complete them. That being said, here's my list, and I'm hoping that 60 or so years from now, I can look back at it and be proud to say I completed most of it! This is My Buried Life!
     My Buried Life Project

     My Bucket List
     1. Take a ride in a gondola
     2.  Adopt a pet in need of a good home
     3. Learn how to surf
     4.  Be in a high grossing movie/TV show
     5.  Move to Victoria, BC
     6.  Go to see the Olympics
     7.  Learn to climb a tree
     8.  Relearn how to ride on horseback
     9.  Own a cabin/cottage
    10.   Ride a train that will actually take me somewhere
    11.   Travel to Australia
    12.   Travel first class in an airplane
    13.   Take a taxi in New York
    14.   Learn how to properly walk in high heels
    15.   Master playing the piano
    16.   Learn to fluently speak in another language
    17.   Own my dream car
    18.   Be able to help my children with their homework
    19.   Learn sign language
    20.   Write a song
    21.   Grow out my hair and cut it for cancer
    22.   Learn to play guitar
    23.   Travel around Europe
    24.   Create the greatest piece of art I’ve ever created
    25.   Visit the Birmingham Castle
    26.   Perfect my signature
    27.   Graduate university 100% confident in my career choice
    28.   Visit Auschwitz
    29.   Attend a red carpet event
    30.   Have a date in an honest to goodness little café
    31.   Visit the Louvre
    32.   Meet Josh Hutcherson
    33.   Write a novel
    34.   Give blood
    35.   Go to Santorini, Greece and swim in the clear water
    36.   Help save a life
    37.   Learn to cook fancy food
    38.   Buy my parents’ plane ticket so they can travel around Europe for a year
    39.   Go skinny dipping
    40.   Go on a cruise
    41.   Travel somewhere without any plans
    42.   See Lana del Rey in concert
    43.   Watch the ball drop in New York on New Year’s Eve  
    44.   Release a floating lantern
    45.   Be part of a flash mob
    46.   Get my nose pierced
    47.   Get a toned stomach
    48.   Meet Jennifer Lawrence
    49.   Change a flat tire on my own
    50.   Visit the Amazon Rainforest
    51.   Scuba dive and see the Great Barrier Reef
    52.   See all my old friends get married
    53.   Drink fresh spring water
    54.   Sit in hot springs
    55.   Photobomb an important photo/video
    56.   Help build a school in a third world country
    57.   Go to Bora Bora
    58.   Ride in a hot air balloon
    59.   Attach a love lock to the Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris
    60.   Ride a big rollercoaster
    61.   Buy a pastry from Carlos Bakery
    62.   Go to the M&M Store in Vegas
    63.   Sleep on the beach
    64.   Get over my fear of ladybugs
    65.   See a shooting star/meteor shower
    66.   Go to Venice

      Now What?
      There are three items on my bucket list that I can cross off all in one go. Number ten, to take a real train to an actual destination. Number twenty three, to travel around Europe, and number twenty eight, visit Auschwitz. In March, I'm going on a trip with the school to Europe. We're going to Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. While we're in Germany, one of our destinations is Auschwitz, because it is a Holocaust trip. So there's one. Rather than fly to each country, we're going to take a train to get to a couple of the places we’re going to visit. I've always loved riding the Prairie Dog Central, but it doesn't really have the same effect, especially after you've ridden it a couple of times. I've always wanted to travel around Europe. The pictures I've seen are gorgeous, and after my aunt and uncle told their tales of their honeymoon around Europe a couple of years ago, I knew it was something I had to do. This trip gives me the perfect opportunity to do that. So there's two. As for visiting Auschwitz, I figured it would be really neat and insightful to go see where one of the largest tragedies in history took place. In grade nine, I went on the Washington trip to see the Holocaust museum there. We learned about everything that happened there and it really interested me. I wanted to learn more and visit the places where it actually happened in person. It would seem more real to me that way. So through this trip I will be able to cross three things off my bucket list at once.


  1. I liked a lot of your visuals and bucket list items, we had a lot of the same ideas. I also liked the song you choose to use in your video, I thought it worked well with the theme of the project.

  2. NICE SONG CHOICE!! Your list is what dreams are made of ;) the items on your list were also very specific!! I really enjoyed it :)

  3. I think that it's cool that your going to be able to do 3 things at once on your trip to Europe. I loved the song

  4. That's so cool you're going on the trip to Europe! You will have an amazing time. I hope to one day be able to travel across europe too!

  5. Lovin' the song. I think its pretty cool that you're able to cross off three things on your bucket list at once! Have fun on your trip.

  6. I loved the song choice! And the video was pretty great too!! I liked your now what because you are actually gonna do it so that is probably gonna be amazing for you!

  7. It's pretty lucky and convenient that you can cross off 3 things on your list in one go, and they are pretty big things!

  8. Sick choice in music. It's really cool that you can finish 3 things on your list at once. That trip is going to be so cool, hope you have fun and learn lots!

  9. Loved your music! Very appropriate for the theme and it also brought me back to my childhood! My favourite item on your list was "being able to help my kids with their homework" I definitely want to be able to do this as well and it's such a creative bucket list item.

  10. I thought the song you chose was awesome, I was bobbing my head the whole time. I thought drive a taxi in New York was a good one, that's something that I would want to do in y life

  11. I thought your video was really good. Your now what is something I would love to do. Europe would be a great place to visit! And with the school, that would be awesome!

  12. I love the song haha! i would love to go to Europe also i think that would be an amazing adventure!

  13. I think it's so cool how you can cross off 3 things from your bucket list at a time! Have fun in Europe!

  14. The song was definitely a good choice brings back memories ! I really loved reading your list I found I can agree with many of them :) I liked #49 "change a flat tire on my own" because even though its something so simple to do you still feel really accomplished

  15. Great song choice! I thought your video was really well put together! I think it'll be awesome to go to Europe, I'm jealous! I'm hoping to sometime in my life go backpacking in Europe!

  16. I think it's hilarious that you used the song from the Lizzie McGuire movie, great choice. You also did a really good job of finding unique original photos!