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Bucket lists

Sorry for the week long absence, I have been on holiday in Italy. While I was there I got a chance to tick one thing off my bucket list. Many people I have mentioned this too think it is a bit morbid for a teenager to have a bucket list but I personally chose to write one so if I am looking for a holiday or something similar I can do something I have dreamed of doing, this way I hope not to get caught up in the flow of life and miss things as so often happens. It’s more of a priority list I guess.
So on Tuesday this week I visited Sienna which was absolutely beautiful, then on Wednesday I managed to squeeze in both Florence (a rival to Venice in architecture) and Pisa. It was in Pisa that I got to check off my item: I saw the Leaning Tower. It’s strange how a slanted building has gathered so much significance in society and culture or the modern era but when you are standing in front of it it’s not that hard to see why, it really is beautiful and perplexing. I have to admit I couldn’t resist doing the typical cliché ‘holding up the tower’ picture but I think sometimes clichés are clichés for a reason and maybe we should all stop being so cynical and embrace them. 

I don’t know if anyone will read this, or if they do whether they will actually take on any of what I have said but if you do I hope maybe you’ll write a list so that life doesn’t catch you off guard and so you can look back and have no regrets. Perhaps you will even do what I plan to do and create a photo album of each achievement. 

I also want you to embrace the clichés because you’re bound to like some of them, that’s why they’re so common. Don’t care what people think, just do what makes you happy and that’s all any of us can really do.  

  Typical tourist photo.



  Unexpected beauty

I love those moments that catch you off guard, take your breathe away and let you appreciate the world we live in even if it’s just for a moment before plans and responsibilities pull your head down again.

I live for long drives. Looking out of the window and imagining all that could be or could never be, it’s irrelevant. A good soundtrack can turn a journey into therapy or a party depending on the company. Be it scream out loud, off key, heart racing or golden sunshine, eyes half closed peace, it is a chane for you to sit back and take a breather.

These are the moments that make me happy, that I suddenly remember and that make me smile. I only wish life was full of more in the moment moments and not in the future moments, but I guess you just have to make the most of the ones you’re given.