Bucket list 2015-2016
Live in the now. Make a special memory today. Make the tomorrow you want by shaping a beautiful today

Before I am 23 I will do all of these things.

 

  • Visit Canada for a week.
  • Enter a bodybuilding competition
  • Watch the sun set
  • Watch the sun rise
  • Illustrate a graphic novel
  • Read 12 books or more. One for each month.
  • Make a collage.
  • Recycle 100+ bottles/cans
  • Buy 7 Avril Lavigne T-shirts
  • Go to a shooting range
  • Look into professional temporary tattoos
  • Design a T-shirt
  • Play a stranger in scrabble
  • Buy a taser
  • Finish a draft of Love Bleeds Red
  • Finish/Publish “Whisper”
  • Go to the Soldiers/ Sailors Monument
  • Plant something
  • Make an Avril Lavigne+The Pretty Reckless Mix
  • Build two build-a-bears and donate them/give them away to someone I don’t know
  • Paint/Draw something on a boarded canvas and give it away
  • Give away 100$ to a stranger
  • Watch the entire Star Wars series before December 18thand go to the premier of The Force Awakens.
  • Attend an outdoor yoga class.
  • Beat a video game’s main story line on a hard difficulty setting
  • Go to the movies 12 times this year or more. One for each month.
  • Get a pedicure
  • Paint a portrait
  • Dog sit someone’s dog for free
  • Volunteer
  • Go go-karting
  • Go paint balling.
  • Go on a nature walk
  • Go fishing with Dad
  • Inspire someone
  • Approach 100 women
  • Go Skinny Dipping
  • Go on a nature walk
  • Go to an orchard
  • Play strip poker
  • Read 1984
  • Look into male stripping classes
  • Look into temporary tattoos
  • Go to the recorder and try your best to get a job as a writer
  • Buy a pocket knife
  • Beat a video game’s main story line on the hardest difficulty
  • Indoor skydiving
  • Get a pet
  • Plant something
  • Fish with dad
  • Go to a baseball game
  • Memorize the alphabet backwards
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Nothing Beyond a Man by T. Edward Redd

When I first saw her,

It was love at first sight.

She wanted not my royalty.

She wanted not a dime.

Just a dance with a man she saw across the room.

We moved with such bliss.

I was no Prince Charming. There were no expectations to meet.

Just a man and a woman. She took me from my world.

For the first time in my burdensome life of royalty,

I found a woman who wanted nothing but I.

With her I was naked and free. Free to be just me.

Like the shooting star she was,

She came and went.

Leaving nothing but beautiful stardust, to confirm her existence.

My love was blind. I followed her glow and found the star and my life…dimmed.

I married a woman I barely knew.

A fantasy my desperate mind placed on a stranger. An escape.

Irony would have it that I too was her escape.

She was a poor girl looking to escape her troublesome world.

She found a prince and made him her ticket to freedom.

She was just like the others.

Full of unrealistic needs and expectations.

Can a man not just be a man? Or is man doomed to always play hero and savior?

I never tried to repaint her beautiful canvas.

So why does she try to paint over an already finished work of art?

Cinderella, you made me feel so normal that night.

But why is it now you expect me to be anything more than a man?