The checklist for adulthood often consists of graduating high school, getting a job and moving out. In the rush to become grown up, we sometimes forget to enjoy young adulthood. Here is a bucket list for twentysomethings to ease the transition from adolescence to adulthood and have some fun along the way.
Travel to a foreign country by yourself or without your parents. Visit the seven wonders of the world. Try backpacking for a month.
For an European backpacking itinerary, check out this link.
For travel tips, check out this link.
For world traveling dining etiquette, check out this link.
Write a novella or book.
Visit National Novel Writing Month to help track your writing progress and get advice from other writers.
Live alone. You learn a lot about yourself.
For financial tips on how to move out of your parents’ house, check out this link.
Kiss a stranger (if you are single).
Learn another language, even if it is only a few phrases.
To learn more about the benefits of bilingualism, check out this link.
Change your hair. See if blondes have more fun. Try out bangs.
To find the best cut for your face shape, check out this slideshow.
Check out this website for trying on different hairstyles before getting your hair cut.
Spend a day away from technology. All those items on your to-do list may be a lot easier to accomplish with a clear mind away from distractions.
Learn something completely new or obscure, such as skiing, unicycling, playing the harmonica, microbrewing, knitting, etc.
To discover a new hobby, check out this website.
Volunteer for a cause that is important to you.
To find a cause you would like to volunteer for, check out this website.
Go to an odd sporting event, such as rugby, curling or roller derby.
Check out the schedule for FoCo Girls Gone Derby.
Cultivate a healthy lifestyle, focusing on the mind, body and spirit.
Check out Colorado State University’s resources for lowering stress.
Vote, not just for the presidential election. There are big issues every election season.
Get registered to vote here.
Learn how to cook something besides a grilled cheese sandwich. Everyone eats, so everyone should be able to cook a few meals (Starting a minor kitchen fire may be a side effect of kitchen experimentation).
Go to a concert with a headlining artist you have never heard before.
Check out the Aggie’s lineup here.
Apply for a job you are not sure you are qualified for. Take a chance. You are probably ready.
Have a “friendsgiving,” or celebrate another holiday with your friends.
Learn an instrument, and once you master it, start a band.
Put your shop skills to the test by building something out of wood or metal.
Do yoga in the park.
Learn how yoga transforms your body here.
Go to a spiritual meditation center.
Learn more about meditation in Fort Collins here.
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