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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. Go on a road trip to Colorado. This is actually where I want to move to after I graduate!
  7. 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. 
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. Graduate! I will have finally made it!

What are your goals for the school year?

Categories: Uncategorized

Share & Comment0

Leave a Reply