10 Things Before You Die

10 Things Before You Die

There’s a song by Paul Baribeau called “10 Things” that will make you contemplative every time you hear it. The whole idea behind the song is that you shouldn’t put off the things you want to do. If there is something you want to experience or accomplish, then GO DO IT. Using this song as a prompt, I wanted to share my goals with you. I’d really love to hear your thoughts and answers as well.

Name ten things you wanna do before you die and then go do them.

1. Jump on a Velcro Wall 2. Get married 3. Ride on a motorcycle 3. Do a fire walk 4. Go to The Mermaid Parade 5. Go on a cross country road trip 6. Feed a Venus Fly Trap 7. Crowd surf 8. Be a part of a studio audience 9. Publish a book 10. Yarnbomb a billboard

Name ten places you really wanna be before you die and then go to them

1. Australia 2. The Netherlands 3. New Orleans 4. Portland 5. France 6. Italy 7. Argentina 8. Iceland 9. Germany 10. Ireland

Name ten books you wanna read before you die and then go read them

1. Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham 2. Hyperbole And A Half by Allie Brosh 3. Eat Mangoes Naked by SARK 4. Humans Of New York by Brandon Stanton 5. My Crazy Beautiful Life by Ke$ha 6. Exuberance by Kay Redfield Jamison 7. Pieces by Stephen Chbosky 8. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 9. Life: A User’s Manual by Georges Perec 10. I Remember by Georges Perec

Name ten songs you wanna hear again before you die, get all of your friends together and scream them

1. “At Your Funeral” by Saves The Day 2. “Thinking Of You” by Ke$ha 3. “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn 4. “San Francisco” by The Mowglis 5. “Bitch” by Meredith Brooks 6. “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift 7. “A Praise Chorus” by Jimmy Eat World 8. “Inside Out” by Eve 6 9. “Party Hard” by Andrew WK 10. “Look What Happened” by Less Than Jake (This list is not representative of my favorite songs ever, but ones that are good to sing with people)

10 Things Before You Die

Because right now all you have is time time time yeah,
But someday that time will run out.
That’s the only thing you can be absolutely certain about.

Think of all the things that are wrong with your life and then fix them
Think of all the things that you love about your life, be thankful you are blessed with them
Think of all the things that hold you back and realize that you don’t need them
Think of all the mistakes you have made in your life, make sure that you never repeat them

Because right now all you have is time time time yeah,
But someday that time will run out.
That’s the only thing you can be absolutely certain about.

Name ten thousand reasons why you never wanna die, go and tell someone who might’ve forgotten

1. Travel 2. Education 3. Tacos 4. Goals 5. Adventures 6. Experience the feeling of being inspired 7. Like-minded people 8. Creating 9. Stars at night 10. Love

Try to list the endless reasons why it’s good to be alive, and then just smile for awhile about them

1. Seeing in color 2. Cuddles with animals 3. Sex and orgasms 4. Being able to add glitter to anything 5. Laughing 6. Cheese 7. Art 8. Possibilities of the internet 9. Snail mail 10. Love

10 Things Before You Die

Soon the sun will rise and another day will come
Soon enough the sun will set, another day will be gone

And right now all you have is time time time yeah,
But someday that time will run out.
That’s the only thing you can be absolutely certain about.

Okay! Your turn!