50 THINGS TO DO ON YOUR BUCKETLIST AFTER LOCKDOWN | 2020

This pandemic has kept us all on our toes, hasn’t it? It stripped us all of our happiness because we aren’t able to explore the places we thought we would this year, we aren’t able to meet our friends and check-off all those amazing restaurants and cuisines we thought we would try, and we surely can’t even meet our family because apparently, we can’t risk them getting sick just because we’re in need of some picnic or adventure.

However, things are slowly beginning to settle in and I think slowly, the flights and other means of transportations will open soon too. Meaning, there’s still hope for us to complete our bucket list but of course, it wouldn’t be the same. There will always be the masks, the gloves, the sanitization, and the six or twelve feet distance. 

But that’s okay. At least you will be able to relax your nerves and give some beauty to your eyes, right? It’s really been so long so here I am today with a bucket list for everyone to use or to give you all an idea if you’re thinking what to do after the lockdown is over. (hopefully)

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  1. Go on a hike.
  2. Swim under a waterfall.
  3. Go on a boat/Kayak.
  4. Sleep under the stars and watch the sunrise.
  5. Go to a botanical garden.
  6. Go horseback riding. 
  7. Go scuba diving.
  8. Go skydiving.
  9. Go to a festival (it can anything! Just try something new)
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  10. Travel to a new country/city/state.
  11. Go to an amusement park with your friends/family/beloved one.
  12. Go on a road trip!
  13. Explore an Island.
  14. Go to a snowy place (but if snow falls in your country, then just tick this right off!) 
  15. Visit a rainforest.
  16. Learn a new language.
  17. Try Yoga. 
  18. Go to a spa.
  19. Get haircut and hair color done. (Be a different you this year!)

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  20. Try new dishes and drinks.
  21. Bake at home! 
  22. Go to wine/cheese tastings.
  23. Take a cooking class.
  24. Decorate/re-decorate your house.
  25. Grow plants! 
  26. Buy new furniture, clean your house and organize it.
  27. Develop a good habit.
  28. Give up a band habit.
  29. Read 2 books (you can read even more but if you’re just starting out, try with 2 and then move up a notch)

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  30. Make a new friend (be it online or IRL)
  31. Write a postcard to the one you love and send it to them with a bouquet of flowers.
  32. Donate to an organization.
  33. Help the needy.
  34. Learn about new religions (I recommend Islam, it’s such a beautiful and calming religion. Don’t listen to what the Anti-Islam people say. Trust me, I’m a Muslim, and learning about Islam will surely show you the right and wrong path. However, I’m just recommending and not forcing it upon anyone. It’s absolutely up to you, I’m just here as a recommender haha) 
  35. Plant a tree.
  36. Paint. 
  37. Learn an online course.
  38. Dance and sing your heart out!
  39. Go to a costume party!

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  40. Donate things you no longer use.
  41. Learn to play an instrument.
  42. Learn how to snowboard. 
  43. Complete a 30-day workout.
  44. Volunteer.
  45. Eat healthy food meaning more greens.
  46. Write in a journal. 
  47. Go to Chernobyl (I think it’s really interesting but be careful!) 
  48. Learn sign language.
  49. Learn self-defense (Because this is what we really need right now)
  50. Complete the bucket-list and treat yourself once you do with your favorite dessert.

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Let me know what all things you want to do after the lockdown ends and if you’ve already started doing it. You can also tag me on Instagram with #My2020BucketListWithWND and I shall repost it! 

Related: The Sister Bucket List!

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A Poem for My Grandpa

Just seeing my Grandfather living his last breaths breaks my heart…I wish I could be near him at this very moment; holding his hand, talking to him, telling him that everything is going to be alright. I miss his voice and the way he used to praise me from time to time, saying how patient I was helping him and feeding him. Gosh, I just miss him so much right now. I can’t stop my tears whenever I think about him. I video called him yesterday and he couldn’t even talk properly.

I know he doesn’t have long to live but I wish I could just be beside him. You know, I still feel that I haven’t taken care of him much. I suddenly feel so guilty and I’m overwhelmed with regrets. There were times when I got slightly annoyed or didn’t listen to him much and now those things are kind of getting to me. You know what they say, “You only know you love them when they’ve gone away.”

But I want him to die peacefully. I don’t want him suffering with pain. If he just passes away in his sleep, I think that would make me happy. Here is a little poem which I wrote for him, but I don’t think I can read it to him. Maybe my grandmother would, but…anyway, here I go.

“You held me in your arms,
fed me, played with me and
helped me sleep at night.

You made up stories,
just to make me smile,
You took me to places,
I could never find.

I can’t thank you enough,
for the things you’ve done for me.
You’ve given me so much joy all these years,
that I will never forget even if I’m drowning in tears.

I can’t see you go away,
Grandpa, I love you so much,
but unfortunately, we all get old,
and some day we all must fade away.

I only pray that you are happy,
until your last breath.
I only pray that I get to see you for one last time,
before your silent and blissful death.”

Grandpa, I love you.

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My Favorite Disney Movies (Part 1)

I am not a movie geek but just like everyone else, I love watching a good movie. I know that some of the movies that I will list, might not be to your liking because no doubt, everyone has their own likes and dislikes. But still, I propose you continue reading this post. Who knows, you might find something that we both like in common! I don’t even watch movies that much unless it has good reviews, or the trailer is like super epic. Additionally, I’m very choosy when it comes to watching movies. Sometimes I have this urge to watch an action film, but when I’m just getting ready to watch that movie with a bucket of popcorn, my mind dramatically changes, saying, “Why you watching an action movie? Watch a romance movie!” Seriously, it’s so annoying because I had been wasting my precious hour to find the right print with the right subtitles of the freaking action movie!

Sorry…I just hate it when that happens.

However, strangely, I happen to like and watch more Disney based movies. That’s what’s magical about Disney; anyone can watch it. Be you young or old, you will understand and feel the emotions the characters are feeling. I love Disney but unfortunately, I have never been to Disneyland… Let me just go inside a hole and cry….

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Anyway, without further rambling, here is my favorite Disney list: –

  • Mulan
  • Moana
  • Tangled
  • Cars
  • Cinderella
  • Finding Nemo
  • Snow-white
  • Aladdin
  • High School Musical
  • The Jungle Book
  • Maleficent
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  • The Princess Diaries
  • Peter Pan
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Narnia
  • Sky High
  • Tron
  • Bolt
  • Frozen
  • Toy Story 1
  • Wreck-it-Ralph
  • Big Hero 6
  • Zootopia
  • Inside Out
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This is part 1 of the movie category, so stay tuned for part 2 which is, “My Favorite Pixar Movies.”
If you see a movie which you liked, comment down below or just like this post!

Also, go check out my previous posts if you haven’t! They are fun to read too and I’m sure it would be worthwhile~

https://writernextdoorblog.com/2019/02/24/my-7-favorite-ways-to-recharge-my-energy-levels/

https://writernextdoorblog.com/2019/02/16/my-ideal-morning-routine/

Until then,

Peace neighbors,

See you in my next post~

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My Gratitude List

You don’t need to be grateful solely for the big things. I don’t know if you believe in God or not, but if you do, then you need to realize that he has created you and given you so much; sometimes better than other people. You’re alive and breathing and that’s what you can ever be grateful for. You’re not out there in a war, fearing the outcome, but you’re here, in your home or your office and reading this post because you just happened to stumble upon it.

Trust me, this is not a lecture, and I don’t actually have the right to lecture any of you, but this is just a friendly discussion, an inspiring and motivating thought that might or might not change the way you think about your life, or your future.

Being grateful is difficult for many people. Be it on getting a new job with less salary or getting a second-hand denim jacket from your cousin. But think about it, so many people don’t have a job, and even if they do, you’re getting paid more than they will ever do. So many people don’t have clothes to wear, but you’re getting an awesome jacket even though you didn’t ask for it. Why then can’t we appreciate the little things? Is it that hard to smile and be happy with what we have? Yes, we’re struggling, but after hardship, there’s always ease, isn’t there?

Sometimes, I myself get frustrated with the things I want, with the way I want things to be, but then somehow or someway I get reminded that no, you’re living your life fairly well and that right now what you have is what you must be grateful for. Life has its up’s and down’s, but if we aren’t satisfied with our lives now, then we won’t be in the future either. It’s going to ruin our life, and the next thing you know, you’re on your death bed, depressed and guilty because you didn’t enjoy the little moments or weren’t grateful with the things God had already bestowed on you. Again, this is not a lecture, just my thoughts.

So, what can you do to be grateful? To feel contented? To be always smiling and not worrying about tomorrow or next week?

Well, I don’t know if you’ll heed my words or not, but what you could do, and what I often do, is make a gratitude list. You could do it every day, or every week, or every month, but you should do it because in our busy lives and occupied minds, we forget what we’re truly missing. The tiny elements is what will make our lives better, and trust me, you won’t regret it. Furthermore, there’s no harm in making such a list is there? All you need is a pen, a paper, and some alone time and you’re good to go!

As for me, I’m always cheerful and elated because I value the smallest of things that happen to me, be it a kind comment on Instagram, or a smile from my mom.
Here is my gratitude list that gives me the strength to never give up, to keep thanking God for giving me such a life and to strive to keep it that way or make it even better.

  • Tea in the morning with brown bread and eggs.
  • Scrolling through Kim Jongin’s photos.
  • Flowers that sway with the wind.
  • The smell of my cat, Ginger.
  • Witnessing the sunrises and the sunsets.
  • The heavy rains that drench me, the darkness that surrounds and gives me the urge to drink hot chocolate or coffee.
  • Learning lessons from the mistakes that I’ve made.
  • The people on Social Media who make us laugh, who listen to our daily affairs and who are ever ready to stay awake and talk about useless stuff.
  • Bear hugs from my sister.
  • Watching Movies/Drama’s and playing games with family.
  • A family night out that’s always unplanned!
  • Hot showers while it’s raining outside.
  • Recalling our previous accomplishments; be it big or small.
  • Being healthy.
  • A home.
  • Having grandparents. A loving family.
  • Understanding that its no use stressing over our lives and that if we just wait patiently, everything will eventually fall into its places.
  • Eating chocolates.
  • Eating healthy, delicious food.
  • Watching the moon and the stars while your mind is completely free from all thoughts.
  • Getting mutual and financial support from your family whenever you need them.
  • Being able to help others; be It through writing, poetry, or just simple words.
  • Abundance love.
  • Abundance happiness.
  • Abundance faith.

What I need you guys to do now, is grab a book and a pen, or your laptop, sit down and write the things you’re thankful about, or things you truly appreciate in your day to day hectic life.
You’ll feel good and you’ll feel more content with the way you’re living. Perhaps, after making this list, you’ll get a goodnight’s sleep, at long last.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever made a gratitude list or not, and if not, promise me that you’ll make one right now after reading this post!

Peace neighbors,

See you next time~

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Happiness is…

What is happiness, really? Happiness is in all the small things that makes us smile. The things that tickle our memories. And things that give us a warm feeling.

Happiness is…

  • Spending quality time with Family.
  • Coffee.
  • Chocolate milk.
  • Meeting Grandparents.
  • Goodnight hugs and kisses.
  • Smile on my parents’ face.
  • Playing games with siblings for hours.
  • Completing a drama.
  • Watching your bias.
  • Saving pictures of your bias.
  • Taking pictures of your loved ones.
  • Meeting relatives.
  • Long drives.
  • Petting cats.
  • Working out and eating right.
  • Completing unfinished work.
  • Chicken!
  • Spreading Nutella.
  • Yoghurt with lots of toppings.
  • Scrolling through old photos.
  • Drinking cold water.
  • Zaafran/Irani tea.
  • Eating California sushi roll.
  • Being punctual.
  • Eating Grandma’s food.

 

 

 

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The Most Important Thing in Life

I think the most important thing in life is to have strong relations with your Family because in the end, they are the ones who’ll save you from your distress, who’ll guide you to the right path, who’ll give you the love you need and who’ll go to any extent to help you. Family means togetherness, love, happiness, sorrow and contentment. They give you peace of mind, they give you hope, faith and the most important thing in life, inspiration to help you move on to your next step. Their support is what makes you stand.

Money won’t be there with you all the time, but Family will. If you have them, then you don’t need to worry about poverty because they’re enough to make you rich. They’re enough to give you a life you’ll be satisfied with. So, please, don’t go breaking relations with your family because you won’t know it now, but you need them as much as they need you. They are the pillars of your life, the heart to your body and the tranquility to your mind. They give you everything they have but in return, all they at the end of the day is a small hug or even just a smile on your face.

Family is truly the most important thing in my life and without them, life becomes difficult to survive.

So, my lovely neighbors, what Is the most important thing in your life?
Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments.

See you in my next journal entry~

 

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21 Things That Make Me Excited!

  • Kim Jongin
  • Shopping
  • Eating the food I love
  • Booking flight tickets to someplace else
  • Travelling
  • Landscapes
  • Marvel
  • Anime
  • Sports shoes
  • Cinnabon
  • Writing
  • Baking
  • Swimming
  • Theme park rides
  • Long drives
  • Night outs
  • Cafes
  • Games
  • Learning new language
  • Aesthetic photos
  • Festivals

 

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