The clocking is ticking and slowing and steadily you are the brink of the finish line; the prize is a step into a new year! You’re halfway through the most formative decade of your life. You don’t need all the answers, but you must keep asking questions. Everyone has a check list of the things they want to achieve and mentally we often put a little tick marks against them. Corporate slavery and demanding responsibilities might not give you enough time to enjoy life and smell the roses but you’re still a young, so buck up and try and follow the checklist of 25 things to do before you turn 25! I guarantee that by the end of the checklist, you rack up a few key experiences and in turn you will be fully prepped for an awesome future.
1. Go for a Blind Date
Rather than waiting for the right guy/ girl and going through the ordeal of a bad date, let your friends set you up on a “blind date”. Since they know you in and out why not let them fix you up with the perfect match for a change.
2. Love Your Parents
Accept them the way they are, let’s face it your parents brought you into this world and stood by you through thick and thin. It’s your turn to get over your resentment and brace them with the flaws!
3. Kiss Someone Out of Your League
Yup you got me right, kiss someone out of your league and feel good about yourself. Enjoy the moment and don’t think about the consequences.
4. Buy a Ridiculously Expensive Item
Treat yourself to something that you have always wanted; something that defines luxury in the true form. Perhaps a ridiculous priced watch, shoes, clothes, cologne anything that your heart desires.
5. Eat Exotic Delicacies
Order a dish whose name is hard to pronounce and you have no clue about its ingredients; preferably a dish from some other country.
6. Camp Under the Stars
You have never experienced a “Good Night” until you have camped under the stars. Leave the air conditioners at bay and soak in the twinkling night sky.
7. Get A new look
Don a new look with a brand new haircut and shop for clothes that you have never worn. Change is good!
8. Learn to Curse in New Languages
The art of cursing someone also lies in the way and the language you say it in. Learn to curse in 5 new languages.
Look at the map of your city close your eyes and pick a place and viola, you have got yourself a new must-see location. Explore the place and date someone there.
10. Create your Own Chief Special Dish
Soak in the flavours and create a new dish; your own chief special!!
11. Make Someone Smile
As simple as it sounds, in practice it’s the hardest thing to do. So suck it up and make someone’s day with your kind gestures or words.
Call up an old friend who you have been meaning to talk since a while and have been avoiding it for silly reasons. Make that re-connection and walk done memory lane with old buddies.
13. Dance in the Middle of the Road
As crazy as that sounds and looks, trust me in action it would give you the best high possible. Try it; you might just lose your apprehensions and have a good time.
14. Night Out
Hop from one club to the other, dance, and drink and have a good time with your friends. You will never be 24 again, make it count!
Revisit the places that made you who you are today, school, college, work, an old hangout spot or your hometown. These places may not be there forever.
16. Get a New Hobby
Find a hobby that makes being alone feel lovely and empowering and like something to look forward to.
17. Confess to your Crush
You may have secretly had a crush on someone, well it’s time to tell them about it. What do you have to lose, try it. Who knows what will happen?
18. Learn to say No
Don’t do things simply to please someone else. Learn to put your foot down and be your own master!!
19. Take a Dancing Class
Even if it is a trial but take a proper dancing class. Form of dance your pick but an actual dancing class is a must. How about salsa with your crush??
20. Make Amends
Seek forgiveness from all those you hurt over the years and forgive those who hurt you in turn.
21. Learn How Make a Fancy Cocktail
Learn how to make a fancy cocktail/mocktail and serve it to your friends.
22. Pump up the Adrenaline
Push your comfort zone and try something that may terrify or put you in the spot. You’ll feel immensely proud of overcoming your fear, once you do it. It could be anything, as long as it gives you an adrenaline rush.
23. Out- of- the–box
Try something out-of-the-box. Take your buddies out for task which you never did and click as many pictures as you can. Take advantage of health insurance while you have it.
24. Host a Big Party
Call up all your friends and host your first cocktail party, the kind with LBDs and wine glasses and vodka shots.
25. Road Trip
Take a road trip with your buddies and just chill without checking your phone every minute. Take a trip and ditch the travel guide. Travel with just a backpack and a pair of fantastic sunglasses.