Senior Year Bucket List
I’ve finally entered my fourth and final year at Iowa State as a journalism and mass communications major! It feels like just yesterday I was a freshman and writing my first blog for Cyclone Life. I still have an entire school year left to spend here at Iowa State, but before I graduate and leave Ames, there are some things that I want to do first.
Celeste’s senior year bucket list:
- Take photos on my camera every single day. This is the main skill that I want to polish up before I graduate, and there is no better way to improve than to practice.
- Enroll in a class that has nothing to do with my major. I want to take a pottery course or a horticulture class! Anything that will teach me something completely new.
- Go to the Des Moines Water Lantern Festival. I’ve always wanted to go to this annual event after seeing tons of beautiful photos, and I can happily say that this year I finally bought the tickets to go! I love that Ames is just a 40-minute drive to Des Moines, so I am able to go to events like this as a student.
- Make a new friend. I don’t just mean an acquaintance or someone to mutually follow on Instagram. I want to make a genuine connection with someone that I’ll remember for a long time.
- Have one afternoon or evening to be lazy each week. It’s easy to get caught up in work and assignments, but I think it’s really important to put aside some time where you’re allowed to be unproductive.
- Go on a road trip to Colorado. This is actually where I want to move to after I graduate!
- Read 20 books for fun. With all these assigned readings, it’s easy to forget that reading can also be a hobby instead of a chore.
- Keep my Serissa bonsai alive. I received this plant as a gift, and I actually haven’t been able to keep any plants alive while I’ve been in college, so I want to make sure that this one sees me through the end of the year!
- Eat dinner or get coffee with each close friend that I made in college. I’ve met so many amazing people here at Iowa State, and I want the opportunity to have at least one more meaningful conversation with every one of them.
- Graduate! I will have finally made it!
What are your goals for the school year?