Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Buried Life Project

Authors Note:
Hey there my name's Jeremy and I am a 17 year High School student. I live with my family of my mom, dad, sister and two cats in Canada. I wrote a bucket list of 50+ things I want to do before I die. Some of the items on my list are more unrealistic than others (example; playing Survivor) but I hope that eventually I get to accomplish all of these things at some point in my life. I think that a lot of us have similar interests and goals in life like travelling and having a good job, but besides those things I think my list show's my hobbies and interests outside of just school. I think one of my main interests that this list reflects is my love for water. I love to do just about any and every activity you can think of in the water, be it water skiing, wake boarding and swimming, I love it all. There are a lot of things like this that I haven't done, like learning to surf and swimming in Jellyfish Lake that I would love to try at least once in my life. Some of my other interests that are reflected from my list are my love of travelling, Survivor and Big Brother. Although I probably will not be able to finish all of these tasks in my lifetime, it's always nice to have a list of goals and things you would like to accomplish, and this is my list..
Bucket list:

1. Play Survivor
2. Go to Bora Bora
3. Graduate High School
4. Enroll and finish University
5. Meet Rachel Reilly
6. Own a House
7. Travel to each continent
8. Swim in every ocean
9. Send my parents on a vacation
10. Buy a Cadillac
11. Write my name in wet concrete
12. Meet Elissa Slater
13. Live in Florida
14. Visit the Big Brother house
15. Jump off a cliff into water
16. Have kids
17. Get married
18. Write on someone's name while they're sleeping
19. Unexpectedly meet a celebrity
20. Be able to speak French fluently
21. Visit all 7 wonders of the world
22. Swim with Jellyfish in Palau
23. Become more creative
24. Zipline again
25. Learn how to do a backflip
26. Swim with Dolphins
26. Have a tree house
27. Meet Parvati Shallow
28. Indoor skydive
29. Get a massage
30. Be a contestant on a game show
31. Ride a segway
32. Go on a cruise
33. See a volcano
34. Go in a submarine
35. Hold a world record
36. See the Olympics
37. Live a day in someone else's shoes
38. Have someone look up to me
39. Have an oceanfront view
40. Visit all disney parks
41. Become a better artist
42. Have dinner at an undersea restaurant
43. Run a marathon
44. Ride a Unicycle
45. Learn how to use a pogo stick
46. Ski on a mountain
47. White water raft
48. Learn to surf
49. Fire walk
50. Talk to a parrot
51. Give money to charity
52. Try Zorbing
53. Adopt a cat
54. Learn how to play an instrument
55. Build a House of Cards
56. Eat healthier
57. Finish Math with good grades
58. Re-Watch The Office

Now What:
I think that for a lot of the items on my bucket list to become a reality, I would need to do a lot of hard thinking and planning. Some of the items on my list could use each other to come true. For example; buying a Cadillac would mean I would need to get a good paying job and in order for me to get a good paying job, I would need to finish University. I've done one of the first steps for this process being applying for University. Being that this is my last year of High School I had to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, and how. After months and months of procrastinating I finally sat down and thought about what I wanted to do. This past Saturday I was looking on the University of Manitoba's website and after a while decided I wanted to go into business. 3 days later I have applied and am hoping to be accepted for next year. I think that in the grand scheme of things, everything you do advances you further in your life and connect to other things. In this case, applying for university will hopefully lead me to buying a Cadillac in the future. 


  1. I think you would be awesome at plying on survivor and I would actually watch the show if you were on survivor. I also thought when your video ended at the end of your song it was very clean and looked very good.

  2. Your Now What is a realistic, achievable goal and I wish you luck on that! I also really liked the song you used for the video, it went along well with the theme of the project.

  3. Your video was awesome, I loved the fact that it was different than everyone else's. Many of the things on your list would be awesome to accomplish! Swim with dolphins and graduate! Good luck Jeremy

  4. Loved your video! I like how it was different than most of the video projects. Good luck with the whole IB math thing!

  5. I loved your video a lot! The song choice was pretty great as well, it was upbeat which I liked! I liked your visuals and I think everything for together really well!

  6. The song you chose made me jam hard, great choice. But your video was nice and quick and all your pictures were really good quality and nicely done.

  7. Nice video Jeremy! I really like the idea of living a day in someone else's shoes. Good luck in University and on getting your dream car!

  8. I really liked your video, I thought it was cool that you made it on your own not using animoto and how it was all original, looks like you spent alotta time making it

  9. I liked the visuals in your video, you're very talented in photography. I will definetly watch your season of survivor. Unless you get voted out, then I'll stop watching.

  10. Good video and I like how your now what is building off of other items on your bucket list because no one else has done that yet. I also liked your presentation because we have a lot of the same stuff on our lists.

  11. Playing on survivor or big brother would be AMAZING. I would love to do one of those.... how exciting would it be for someone you know to be on one of those shows.

  12. I really liked the way the words transitioned for each picture. It looked really neat and you could tell you out a lot of effort into it. Swimming with dolphins is super fun, I hope you get the chance to do it!

  13. I thought your video was really good, the photos were all really nice and fit well with the words!

  14. i liked your video and i liked the way that the words transitioned into the pictures nicely!

  15. I loved your video, it was so entertaining and the song was really catchy! I like how most of the things on your list are realistic, you'll totally be able to complete them!

  16. I thought your video was well out together, I enjoyed watching it. I hope you get to meet Rachel and Elissa that would be sweet!

  17. I really enjoyed the song you picked for your video! I would love to build a tree house too! I think that would be awesome to build a little tree house in my backyard for my kids when I'm older and have a family!

  18. Your video was really well put together, you can tell you put a lot of time and effort into it. Your pictures looked great and I loved that you changed up how every text was represented. I also agree that being on survivor would be awesome, yet very challenging.