Sunday, 19 January 2014

My Buried Life

Author’s Note

 Hi, my name is Paige Harrington and I’m 17 years old! 
 This is a list of things I would like to do before I die, at first it kind of sounds grim. In a way it’s a reminder of death and being young I don’t think about death too much. Once you look deeper into it though you can see that it’s actually about life, it’s about living your life doing the things you want. This has really made me think of what I want; I tried really hard to make this as personal to me as possible. I tried to think outside the box, it would have been easy for me to list a bunch of places I want to travel to and just be done. But that’s not what I truly want; I want to do things that make me happy, things that will truly make my life enjoyable.
 A lot of the things listed on my list are little things I can do to make myself a better person, don’t get me wrong I do want to travel and do typical daring things but little things really matter to me. I hope that I can complete everything on my list and that it keeps growing bigger and bigger! 

50 Things To Do Before I Die 
 1) Fly In A Plane
 2) Spend New Year's Eve In Time Square 
 3) Experience Zero Gravity 
 4) Donate Blood 
5) Catch a Baseball At a Baseball Game
6) Pet A Tiger 
7) Swim In The Ocean 
8) Travel To Isle of Man 
9) Learn How To Stop While Skating 
10) Drive Down Route 66 
11) Make A Wish In The Trevi Fountain In Rome 
12) Ride A Gondola 
13) Be A Mother 
14) Go To Legoland 
15) Go TO Disney World 
16) Visit Abbey Road 
17) Attend Mardi Gras 
18) Bungee Jump 
19) Watch Every Episode of FRIENDS 
20) Learn How To Speak Fluent French
21) Go On A Safari 
22) Go To A Walk-In Aquarium 
23) Road Trip With My Friends 
24) Ride In A Hot Air Balloon 
25) Be On A Game Show 
26) Meet My Doppelganger 
 27) Watch A Meteor Shower 
 28) Go Surfing 
 29) Find A Four Leaf Clover 
 30) Try Horseback Riding 
 31) Attend A Olympic Activity 
 32) Own My Dream Car 
 33) Write A Song 
34) Attend An AC/DC 
 35) Travel To The CN Tower 
 36) Wish On A Shooting Star 
 37) Visit Sydney, Australia 
 38) Ride A Motorcycle 
 39) Host A Halloween Party 
 40) Learn How To Whistle 
 41) Go To The Rainforest Cafe 
 42) Learn How To Irish Dance 
 43) Name A Star 
44) Go Cliff Jumping 
 45) Go To Marine Land 
 46) Ride The London Eye 
 47) Drive The Atlantic Road 
 48) Plan My Dream Wedding 
49) Go Zip-Lining 
 50) Travel All Over Europe

Now What… 

A lot of the items on my list involve traveling to different places, it’s always been something I’ve wanted to do and never really had much of a chance to do. Sadly, traveling isn’t something I have the time or money for right now. I really hope to travel the world someday but I don’t plan on doing it in the near future. Instead I want to complete some of the little things on my list, lots of them are things that are so simple to complete I have no excuse not to do them! Donating blood being one, it’s something I’ve wanted to do for so long and just haven’t. There’s really no reason but I have full intentions to get it done next week!
 One of the bigger things that ideally will be accomplished soon is a road trip with my friends. We have been planning to do this for a while now and this summer seems like the perfect opportunity. If a few of us could get a good plan together I don’t see why this couldn’t be completed. I have some money saved that I would be more than willing to use for this, it would be a perfect way to start our summer and end our school year. I’m not sure where we’ll go but hopefully I can cross a few other things off the list along the way.


  1. I think that experiencing zero gravity would be pretty cool. Where do you go to do that though?

  2. I think that your now what's really good because it's not insanely hard to do but it will help someone out and you get to cross something off your list. I personally would like to donate blood as well but I'm scared to death of needles

  3. I liked your choice of starting your list off with donating blood because I have also been wanting to do that for a long time but I'm just too busy.

  4. Your video was very enjoyable. It kept me interested and we share many things on our bucket lists. I'd love to learn another language. I also have been meaning to donate blood sometime soon. Having a birthday in December sucks cause I wasn't able to the last time but I think I will go in February!

  5. I really liked your visuals and I'm glad that you're now what is something small but important to you like me and I hope that you can get that done because donating blood is also on my list.

  6. I liked how your items on your list were specific. Also, good luck donating blood!!

  7. Your Now What is a really good goal to aim for! I wish you luck on that, and I get it because I am terrified of needles! Your video was also done really well, the song was a good choice as well :)

  8. I loved how you are actually gonna go donate blood next week! It's cool that you have plan and you are going to go through with it! I liked your bungee jumping visual too!

  9. I really like our video, I thought the music was a good choice and your photos were interesting to look at. I think it's cool you want to donate blood too

  10. I liked the music in your video. It's really cool that you are completing and item on your list so soon, I don't think I could donate blood because I'm scared of needles

  11. I like how all of your items are fairly realistic! It's great that you are accomplishing one of your goals so soon to donate blood! That's one thing I'm also afraid to do. Good luck!

  12. I liked that out Now What was something that you were scared of. I thought it was cool that you want to start off by conquering one of your fears. I also liked your visuals, they were original and well out together.

  13. I think it's pretty cool how you're going to donate blood so soon, and I know it's not an easy thing to do for you.. Good luck!!

  14. I think its really cool that you're going to donate blood! i've always wanted to but have been too scared, definitely on my bucket list as well!

  15. I really liked your "Now What". I think it's super cool that you're going to donate blood!

  16. I liked how it said fly a plane unlike go on a plane because i think it would be something very fun and risky to do which would be fun for the adrenaline !

  17. I really liked your video! I thought it was really well done, and I think that's so awesome that you want to give blood, I really want to do that too but I have a fear of needles. I hate them! But I'm hoping one day too to give blood and to help save a life!

  18. I like that your now what is to donate blood. It's such an easy thing that can make a great difference in someone's life and it's a wonderful feeling knowing that. Don't be nervous it doesn't hurt at all and it's over before you know it!