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What Now?: It’s one thing to make a list of the things you want to do, but it’s a different thing to actually go out and do them. Some of the things on my list will be very easy to accomplish, while others will take more organizing. For example, number sixteen; Go to skyzone. I have already made plans with a few of my friends to go in the next week or so while exams are going on. Done. That was easy. However, for number 30; Attend University in Toronto, it’s a little more complicated.
This is something on my list in which the plan is still a little unclear. I feel as though I can really start making this dream a reality once I graduate. The plan I have so far to accomplish number 30 is to spend next year working as much as I can and prepare for an audition for the school I want to go to. This is still another decision I have to make as I am contemplating auditioning for either the University of Toronto in vocal performance or Sheridan College for musical theatre. The dream is that someday, once I develop more skill in that area, I want to accomplish number one; get paid to perform.
With whichever school I choose I know that I want to be working on number four; getting a bachelor’s degree. I want to do this because if I do end up performing as a living, I know that that doesn’t last forever. If I do have a degree however, I can always go back to school and perhaps get a master’s degree.
I can’t wait to start going out into the world and accomplishing the things on my bucket list. There is so much to do and see in the world that I am sure once I start completing the things on my list there will be many more that will replace them.
Author's Note: Making a list of the things I wanted to do before I died turned out to be more difficult than I had anticipated. As a student, I don’t really have time to think about the things I want to do, because I always seem too preoccupied with the things that I need to do. However, with this being my last year in high school, the world is just opening up and I’ll be more able to do the things I want to do.
I decided to use an Amimoto video to present the visual aspects because I felt it was a good, straightforward program that still allowed me to be creative. I used the “air” effect for my video, as the things I have on my bucket list are dreams, of what I want to do, and the sky is often associated with dreams. I chose the song “Forever Young” by Alphaville because I felt it was appropriate for a bucket list project. I’d like to stay young so that I have time to accomplish everything on my bucket list.
I decided on using a Twitter account to present the rest of my bucket list. I felt as though Twitter is a good way to present not only the pictures I used for 25 items on my list, but also the other 25 things that don’t have visual aspects.
The quote I used at the end of the Animoto video was said by Zachary Scott. I thought it was very appropriate for the theme of a bucket list, urging people to doing what they want, versus not doing anything at all. I felt this was a good way to wrap up my video and also give something for the audience to think about.
It’s scary to think that soon enough I’ll be able to have the option of doing whatever I want with my life. This project definitely got me thinking about what I what that may be and also how I would be able to make my dreams a reality.