Before I Die


We all have things we want to do in our lives. Some things are big and ambitious while others are just fun, and maybe even a little silly. But they are all worthwhile and worth pursuing. And so, we at Germ want to encourage you all to share those things you want to accomplish and to keep a running list of your futures, inspired by the public art project started by Candy Chang.

Come here any time to share your Bucket List items or to be inspired by others.

To submit your own items, please email no more than 5 items with your name and where you’re from to shelby@germmagazine.com.

 

Here are some things that our Germies want to do Before We Die:

  • I want to know a perfect day – Jane Haggerty, Michigan
  • I want to keep wishing on stars and dandelions for the rest of my life – Sarah Leebrick, United States
  • I want my little sisters love themselves and everybody else – Sarah Leebrick, United States
  • Quiero dejar de ser amargada y sentirme agusto con lo que soy (o seré) – Ana Piñerez, Colombia
  • Quiero conocer a un “Theodore Finch” y que cambie la monotonía de mi vida – Ana Piñerez, Colombia
  • I want to publish my own poetry book – Chianne Gudaitis, Fall City, Washington
  • I want to meet Jennifer Niven – Chianne Gudaitis, Fall City, Washington
  • I want a place to go where it feels like I belong – Ria Patel, The UK
  • I want my best friend to know that she’s enough for me to stay – Ria Patel, The UK
  • I want to get a scholarship to study abroad and chase down every dreams – Fatimah Alida, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • I want to travel road not been taken – Fatimah Alida, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • I want to meet my favorite celebrities – Shaina, Philippines
  • I want to repent my sins – Shaina, Philippines
  • I want to fall in love – Avery, Colorado, USA
  • I want to travel the world without a set destination in mind – Camilla Beutel, Westwood, New Jersey
  • I want to make friends from all around world and write things I love about them in my journal – Jitin Thomas, India
  • I want to dive into the deepest of  ocean that a man could ever possibly reach – Jitin Thomas, India
  • I want to meet Yrsa Daley-Ward for once in my life and tell her how much I like her book “Bone” – Jitin Thomas, India
  • I want to make my own movie or PC games – M.J.P, Philippines
  • I want to have pictures with my mother, father, and sister –  M.J.P, Philippines
  • I want to see the places I always dreamed of – Cyan Paglia, Portland, Oregon
  • I want to live as I am – Cyan Paglia, Portland, Oregon
  • I want to experience life for all its good – Maddie, Massachusetts, USA
  • I want to have true friends – Maddie, Massachusetts, USA
  • I want to find myself – Lia Rodriguez, Miami, Florida
  • I want to go to unknown places with someone – Seline, Merritt Island, FL
  • I want an adventure – Seline, Merritt Island, FL
  • I want to know a life with no stress – Yasmine, Tunisia
  • I want to dye my hair in every color you can think of – Isabella Yates Greenfield, Indiana
  • I want to know how it feels to blow people away – Isabella Yates Greenfield, Indiana
  • I want to be an author – Ariha, Bangladesh
  • I want to have a happy family – Ariha, Bangladesh
  • I want to be surrounded by those I love and live as happily as I can – Molly Balding, Western Australia
    I want to feel alive
  • I want him to believe that he deserves to live – Lyleigh, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
  • I want them to know that they are loved irrevocably and eternally – Lyleigh, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
  • I want to be brave enough to live my life to the fullest; to make my dreams come true – Nicky, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • I want to feel alive – Alyssa, Iowa, USA
  • I want to know the true meaning of “Living” – Destiny Tofell, Oregon
  • I want to live happily with good coffee and better music – Harlee Meydrech, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
  • I want to make someone feel special – Harlee Meydrech, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
  • I want to be able to stand up for myself – Alina, California, U.S.A.
  • I want to become a psychiatrist and an author, no matter how many times I am told I can’t do it – Alina, California, U.S.A.
    I want to live happily with good coffee and better music
  • I want to stop comparing myself to everyone else – Madelyn, USA
  • I want to learn how to not worry about the future and live in the present – Shannon, New York, USA
  • I want to stop being afraid to live and finally do something with my life – Kayli, The United States
  • I want to change the world by the words I write – Kayli, The United States
  • I want to feel like I belong – Angela Dela Paz, Manila, Philippines
  • I want to be brave enough to drive a car again – Angela Dela Paz, Manila, Philippines
  • I want to be a volunteer in a charity or adoption center – Piper Cruzata, Bicol, Philippines
  • I want to know how to swim – Piper Cruzata, Bicol, Philippines
  • I want to be confident in myself and my work – Anulekha Majumdar, India
  • I want to learn how to forgive – Anulekha Majumdar, India
  • I want to adventure through Finland by foot and see the Northern lights – Isobel, Victoria, Australia
    I want to become a professional violinist
  • I want to become a professional violinist – Isobel, Victoria, Australia
  • I want to know what it really means to be alive – Hanna V., Philippines
  • I want to find someone who will make me feel the Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect – Hanna V., Philippines
  • I want to make music that inspires others – Lola Wischer, Bremen, Germany
  • I want to find out what’s my dream and make it come true – Lola Wischer, Bremen, Germany
  • I want to be understood – Isabella, Indiana
  • I want to sky dive in Australia – Patty Sandoval, Oregon, USA
  • I want to be the cause of someone smiling vividly all day long – Patty Sandoval, Oregon, USA
  • I want to have a star named after me – Diane Anieka, Philippines
  • I want to overcome my stage fright and sell out the biggest arenas in the world, especially MSG – Diane Anieka, Philippines
    I want to drive somewhere overlooking a whole city and just stay up all night to watch the lights turn off one building at a time
  • I want to drive somewhere overlooking a whole city and just stay up all night to watch the lights turn off one building at a time – Diane Anieka, Philippines
  • I want to be remembered – Diane Isabelle, Cebu, Philippines
  • I want to feel the Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect with someone – Diane Isabelle, Cebu, Philippines
  • I want to find my Great Manifesto – Kaila Barton, Adelaide, Australia
  • I want to see my musical performances lead me somewhere – Kaila Barton, Adelaide, Australia
  • I want to believe in myself – Elena, Spain
  • I want to stop feeling sad – Elena, Spain
  • I want to have my paintings hung in an gallery – Jess, Melbourne, Australia
  • I want to be happy with my body – Jess, Melbourne, Australia
  • I want to feel like I’ve changed for the better – Ally, Spanish Fork, Utah
  • I want to understand how I saved her and why she almost left – Ally, Spanish Fork, Utah
  • I want to own a kangaroo farm – Ally, Spanish Fork, Utah
  • I want to write something worth remembering – Shreya, India
  • I want to finally tap into my untapped potential and make the potential energy kinetic – Shreya, India
    I want to learn to play the piano
  • I want to see everybody discover their own beauty and how special they are inside and out – Florence Matcha, Philippines
  • I want to write “FM was here” in every place that I will travel to – Florence Matcha, Philippines
  • I want to prove that I am something more – Punjab, India
  • I want to meet my bests friends Carime and Ananya – Janis La Rue, England
  • I want to go to university to study Creative Writing – Janis La Rue, England
  • I want to live a perfect day – Vi, Ontario
  • I want to learn to play the piano – Ines Laimeche, California
  • I want to visit New York City – Ines Laimeche, California
  • I want to leave my footprint – Edith Luna, Chicago, IL
  • I want to go to Tomorrowland – Edith Luna, Chicago, IL
  • I want to go on an aesthetically pleasing road trip from the tip of Maine to San Francisco, CA – Maddie Obertone, Afton, Virginia
    I want to have fun like never before
  • I want to hug a lonely stranger – Maddie Obertone, Afton, Virginia
  • I want to make my way to the history books – Mackenzie Johnson, Prattville, Alabama
  • I want to give my All the Bright Places book to someone who needs it – Mackenzie Johnson, Prattville, Alabama
  • I want to learn to live life like Theodore Finch – Aoibheann Scanlon, Ireland
  • I want to pull the darkness out from under my skin and replace it with light – Chloe Falzon, Melbourne, Australia
  • I want to mend the broken heart of somebody – Chloe Falzon, Melbourne, Australia
  • I want to go on the highest point in Milan – Anna Lorenzi, Milan, Italy
  • I want to have fun like never before – Anna Lorenzi, Milan, Italy
  • I want be rich so that I can spoil my family with anything they want – Pranaty Ghosh, India
  • I want to buy a mansion with a swimming pool, library and many more things – Pranaty Ghosh, India
    I want to go to college
  • I want to travel through Europe – Alexandra King, New Jersey, USA
  • I want to go to college – Alexandra King, New Jersey, USA
  • I want to know what it feels like to love yourself completely – Carla Fuller, Sydney
  • I want to be truly happy – Lucy Young, Dundee, Scotland
  • I want to inspire many – Lucy Young, Dundee, Scotland
  • I want to see the tulips in Amsterdam – Tess, Michigan, USA
  • I want to know true friendship – Tess, Michigan, USA
  • I want to be a secret agent – Dea, Indonesia
  • I want to be brave and reckless – Dea, Indonesia
  • I want to live in Australia – Alonah, Washington state, USA
  • I want to sing – Alonah, Washington state, USA
  • I want to go to a state fair in every state – Jackie Ketcham, Indiana
  • I want to make my country proud – Gayle, Philippines
    I want to go to a state fair in every state
  • I want to go to the moon – Gayle, Philippines
  • I want to only focus on the positive side – Maša, Slovenia
  • I want to live my life succesfully, fully, greatly – Maša, Slovenia
  • I want to fulfill my dead friend’s bucket list – Maggie Moran, U.S.
  • I want to be truly happy and have truly happy friends – Maggie Moran, U.S.
  • I want to be the man she already thinks I am – Christopher Hernandez, San Benito, Texas
  • I want to love fully and love deeply – Hannah S, Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA
  • I want to fall in love with art again – Abby Blanchard, US
  • I want to marry her – Abby Blanchard, US
  • I want to have my art hung at my school – Liz W, Australia
  • I want to learn guitar and play fluently – Liz W, Australia
    I want to learn guitar and play fluently
  • I want to travel with the girl I love – Amelia, Yorkshire, UK
  • I want to help more people who need it – Amelia, Yorkshire, UK
  • I want to help eliminate the stigmas surrounding mental disorders – Richa Gupta, Bangalore, India
  • I want to write a screenplay – Richa Gupta, Bangalore, India
  • I want to find the bright places, and believe that they will last – Lexi Eggleston, Mansfield, Missouri
  • I want to help my brother see the good in the world – Lexi Eggleston, Mansfield, Missouri
  • I want to become an old cat lady – Franka, Lehrte, Germany
  • I want to be confident and learn how to control my fears – Franka, Lehrte, Germany
  • I want to learn to live, to love, and to stop letting my fears control me – Jess, New Zealand
  • I want to be accepted by my family for being who I am – Falyn, Turlock, California
  • I want to read every Young Adult book there is – Falyn, Turlock, California
    I want to get a pitbull
  • I want to be part of a world in which people around the world work together peacefully – Alina, Lehrte, Germany
  • I want to feel pure happiness again – Alina, Lehrte, Germany
  • I want to erase the stigmas surrounding Hispanic women – Hannah, Tennessee
  • I want to discover – Hannah, Tennessee
  • I want to go on the Gap year of my dreams – Riki, Bondi, Sydney, Australia
  • I want to make an award winning something – Riki, Bondi, Sydney, Australia
  • I want to go to Italy – Kyla Ken, Los Angeles, California
  • I want to get a pitbull – Kyla Ken, Los Angeles, California
  • I want to go out on an adventure into the night – Zoie K, Toronto, Canada
  • I want to go to a rave – Zoie K, Toronto, Canada
  • I want to play in a musical – Clara, France
  • I want to know what shared love is – Clara, France
    I want to sit in a park and watch people and notice things people overlook
  • I want to sit in a park and watch people and notice things people overlook – Sahana Rukmangathan, Peachtree City, GA
  • I want to stand up for my beliefs – Sahana Rukmangathan, Peachtree City, GA
  • I want to want to live – Morgan Kabeche, San Jose, California
  • I want people to know the real me before they judge – Kacie, England
  • I want people to know me – the real me – no more pretending to be someone I’m not – Mia Elise, General Santos City, Philippines
  • I want to travel – Kyley, Colorado
  • I want to learn to live and forget – Kyley, Colorado
  • I want to see a world without poverty and spread joy and happiness everywhere – Ameeshi, New Delhi, India
  • I want to feel like there is something worth living for – Emma B., Ireland
  • I want to love myself – Vasilis, Greece
  • I want to rescue sea turtles and make their ocean free of plastic – Shae Bell, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
  • I want to kick bulimia – Shae Bell, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
    I want to take as many pictures as I can
  • I want to travel to Iceland – Shae Bell, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
  • I want to live – Camille, Tennessee
  • I want to help in developing a society with healthy mindsets and spread awareness about Child Sexual Abuse – Shreya Pandey, New Delhi, India
  • I want to explore my country, India – Shreya Pandey, New Delhi, India
  • I want to take as many pictures as I can – Leoneil, the Philippines
  • I want to watch Victoria’s Secret fashion show in person – Leoneil, the Philippines
  • I want to find closure – Julienne, Singapore
  • I want to stop being afraid – Julienne, Singapore
  • I want to find myself and embrace it – Michal, Israel
  • I want to see my kids keep up the honoured family tradition of mooning their mum on their wedding days – Fiona, Manchester, UK
  • I want to spread love – rayxinhui, Malaysia
    I want to watch sea turtles hatch
  • I want to make my family and myself proud – rayxinhui, Malaysia
  • I want to find my soulmate – Alexis Beck, Nacogdoches, Texas
  • I want to be on Broadway – Alexis Beck, Nacogdoches, Texas
  • I want to run away and watch the stars – Christinet Zaal, South Africa
  • I want to go on an adventure – Christinet Zaal, South Africa
  • I want to read every Stephen King book (well as much as I can) – Keely, Australia
  • I want to see the world through my eyes, no phone, no pictures, no videos – Keely, Australia
  • I want to write a book – Faye, Seattle, Washington
  • I want to make a change – Faye, Seattle, Washington
  • I want to watch sea turtles hatch – Sarah Kathryn, Michigan
  • I want to be spontaneous – Sarah Kathryn, Michigan
  • I want to live in a world with no poverty – Sofia, Honduras
    I want to create a library in my future house as big as the one in “Beauty and the Beast”
  • I want to travel the world with my best friend – Sofia, Honduras
  • I want to fall madly in love and surf in Hawaii – Alexis, Wallingford, CT
  • I want to create a library in my future house as big as the one in Beauty and the Beast – Alexis, Wallingford, CT
  • I want ‘#Aaronliveson’ to become worldwide – Salem Bidwell, Texas
  • I want to find my own Bright Place – Katelyn, Kyle,Texas
  • I want to feel loved – Katelyn, Kyle,Texas
  • I want to prove to a cynical nihilist that the world isn’t as bad as he thought – Cristina, Utah, USA
  • I want to see my friend’s book published and sit on the bestseller section – Cindy, Indonesia
  • I want to meet with Thomas-Brodie Sangster – Cindy, Indonesia
  • I want to have at least a single friend – Kathrina, Cebu, Philippines
  • I want to get out of my hometown – Haleigh Jo, Nebraska
  • I want to see Jupiter – Haleigh Jo, Nebraska
  • I want to find a friend – Laura Mack, Thousand Oaks, CA
    I want to get out of my hometown
  • I want to achieve what I’ve always wanted to be – Faith, Malaysia
  • I want to find my purpose in this world – Faith, Malaysia
  • I want to forgive and let go – Ninsy, Trinidad
  • I want to be reunited with him again – Ninsy, Trinidad
  • I want to uncover who I truly am – Bri Gardner, Richmond, Indiana
  • I want to travel to all 50 states in the US and “leave my mark” – Bri Gardner, Richmond, Indiana
  • I want to overcome my fear and fall in love – Anna Magoffin, Missouri
  • Get a book published – Anna Magoffin, Missouri
  • I want to see the whole world living in peace – Elisa, Frankfurt, Germany
  • I want to study psychology – Elisa, Frankfurt, Germany
  • I want to find out what the jovian-plutonian gravitational effect feels like – Alma, Stockholm, Sweden
    I want to fly an airplane and wander around the world. Alone
  • I want to write my own book inspired by all the books I have read till now – Tanya, India
  • I want to fly an airplane and wander around the world. Alone – Tanya, India
  • I want to know what happiness feels like – Poppy, Cheltenham, England
  • I want to see equality become reality for every person on this earth, no matter who they are, who they were born, who they love and how they choose to live – Sara, London, UK
  • I want to find peace within myself, I want to finally be freed – Sara, London, UK
  • I want to feel safe in my own mind – Aphraditie Hancock, Iowa
  • I want to travel with the people I love – Aphraditie Hancock, Iowa
  • I want to see the world because it is beautiful – Malavika Anand, India
  • Make the world a better place and help the poor and the needy – Malavika Anand, India
  • I want to hug my idols – Ilaria, Milano, Italia
    I want to see the world because it is beautiful
    I want to see the world because it is beautiful
  • I want to have a happy family – Ilaria, Milano, Italia
  • I want to travel the world with someone I love – Jennifer Ackroyd, Sydney, Australia
  • I want to save a life – Jennifer Ackroyd, Sydney, Australia
  • I want to earn a PhD someday – Ghina Merhebi, Lebanon
  • I want to live a story worth reading, just like novels – Ghina Merhebi, Lebanon
  • I want to always be a person people feel they can talk openly to – Poppy Hendrickson, Oregon, USA
  • I want to wander my home state – Poppy Hendrickson, Oregon, USA
  • I want to create a bright place others can visit and enjoy – Poppy Hendrickson, Oregon, USA
  • I want to be able to read all the books in the world old or new and have a copy of each one of them – Ruchira Manoj, India
    I want to be more than just ordinary old me
    I want to be more than just ordinary old me
  • I want to live life to the fullest surrounded by people I love and the people I hate – Ruchira Manoj, India
  • I want to meet someone who lights my heart on fire – Feliz D.S., Los Angeles
  • I want to be more than just ordinary old me – Feliz D.S., Los Angeles
  • I want to be my own bright place – Nihaan Syed, India
  • I want to be content – Nihaan Syed, India
  • I want to live – Poppy Adams, England
  • I want to see the world as it truly wishes to be seen – Srishti Das, India
  • I want to see sunrises and sunsets in every country – Srishti Das, India
  • I want to be the coolest person I know – Kasthuri, England
  • I want to witness a miracle – Serenity, Tennessee, USA
  • I want to go to Disney World alone and people watch – Serenity, Tennessee, USA
    I want to wander
    I want to wander
  • I want to explore the ancient city of Alexandria – Serenity, Tennessee, USA
  • I want to feel and be accepted by the people around me – Alessia Montrice, Manila, Philippines
  • I want to wander – Alessia Montrice, Manila, Philippines
  • I want to grow old with the love of my life – Farrah Anderson, Illinois, US
  • I want to conquer my fears – Genevieve, Philippines
  • To be a vlogger and model – Genevieve, Philippines
  • Find someone that puts my heart back together with their love – Sarai Lopez, CA, USA
  • I want to fall in love – Zeandri Rautenbach, South Africa
  • I want to be loved in return – Zeandri Rautenbach, South Africa
  • Invite a friend over and talk with her/him all night about whatever’s going on with his/her life – Zephaniah Paulyn C. Reyes, the Philippines
    I want to grow old with the love of my life
    I want to grow old with the love of my life
  • Have a successful life. A job that pays enough so that I can travel. A family that loves me and I will take care of them. A happy life – Zephaniah Paulyn C. Reyes, the Philippines
  • I want to have the most romantic kiss in the rain – Avery, NC, USA
  • I want to travel to a third world country and make an impact on someone who needs my help – Avery, NC, USA
  • Go somewhere that’s not on this planet – Karoline, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Prevent someone from self harming or committing suicide – Karoline, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • I want to belong – Phoebe Marie, Laguna, Philippines
  • I want to overcome my fear – Phoebe Marie, Laguna, Philippines
  • I want to travel with my mom and my little sister – Aya, Sumida, Japan
  • I want to own a pet dog – Aya, Sumida, Japan
  • I want to do the impossible – Nana Pomaa, West England
  • I want to be able to have faith – Nana Pomaa, West England
  • I want to be spontaneous – Jill Pondell, southeast MI
    I want to meet Jennifer Niven and I want to thank her for changing my life
    I want to meet Jennifer Niven and I want to thank her for changing my life
  • I want to smile for no reason other than the fact that I’m alive – Jill Pondell, southeast MI
  • Meet all of my far away friends – Tati Clark, Moline, Illinois 
  • See my mom happy – Tati Clark, Moline, Illinois
  • I want to make my mother proud – Bárbara Gabriella, Aracaju, Sergipe, Brasil
  • I want to sing and dance for the world – Bárbara Gabriella, Aracaju, Sergipe, Brasil
  • I want to meet Jennifer Niven and I want to thank her for changing my life – Priyanka Mane, India
  • I want to accept myself as I am – Priyanka Mane, India
  • I want to attend a silent rave – Andi Perkins, Houston, TX
  • I want to go to a drive in movie theater – Andi Perkins, Houston, TX
  • Visit Indiana’s wonders with my best friend – Christine Andersson, Sweden
  • See/Listen to Odesza live – Christine Andersson, Sweden
  • I want to share the love that I still believe I have in me – Angelika, Philippines
  • I want to find at least one reason to love myself – Angelika, Philippines
  • I want to feel infinite – Veronika, Germany
     I want to eat the best dishes
    I want to eat the best dishes
  • I want to live a life that matters – Veronika, Germany
  • I want to be happy, like genuinely happy – Sehrish, Saudi Arabia
  • I want to open up to someone, and share what I feel for once – Sehrish, Saudi Arabia
  • I want to eat the best dishes – Anoushka Mergoju, Hyderabad, India
  • I want to matter – Anoushka Mergoju, Hyderabad, India
  • I want to be able to love myself – Laura, Spain
  • I want to get my mental illness treated – Laura, Spain
  • I want to accept or even love my body – Erin, New York, USA
  • I want the world to know I was here – Ellie, Maryland, USA
  • I want to live life to the fullest without too many regrets – Ellie, Maryland, USA
  • Live in San Fran for a while – Sofia, San Diego, CA
  • Take a roadtrip all the way up the coast of California in a vintage Volkswagen van (preferable a yellow van) – Sofia, San Diego, CA
    I want to write my name on the moon
    I want to write my name on the moon
  • I want to write my name on the moon – Rachel, Connecticut
  • I want to study forensic psychology at Georgetown – Rachel, Connecticut
  • I want to I want to explore the infinite possibilities of miracles – Rachel, Connecticut
  • I want to zipline in Niagra Falls – Sophia, California
  • I want to be an editor for a publishing company – Sophia, California
  • I want to learn how to swim, so I can go swimming in Hawaii and other beautiful places – Sophia, California
  • I want to have a baby – Jasmine D., North Carolina, USA
  • I want to find the love of my life – Alexis M., North Carolina, USA
  • I want to travel the world – Sherry M., North Carolina, USA
  • I want to have my first kiss – Kaitlyn H., North Carolina, USA
  • I want to become fluent in a language and live where that language is used – Samantha H, North Carolina, USA
    I want to have the most amazing and beautiful garden
    I want to have the most amazing and beautiful garden
  • I want to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro – Patricia, Philippines
  • I want to ride a bike – Patricia, Philippines
  • I want to travel the world with my mom – Patricia, Philippines
  • I want to perform in a Slam Poetry – Celine Hashweh, Amman, Jordan
  • I want to run a successful blog – Celine Hashweh, Amman, Jordan
  • I want to have a real best friend – Celine Hashweh, Amman, Jordan
  • I want to scream “I am the king of the world” from the top of the Eiffel Tower -Andrea, Denmark
  • I want to have the most amazing and beautiful garden -Andrea, Denmark
  • I want to dance again -Andrea, Denmark
  • I want to be happy – Eliza, Poland
  • I want to learn that it’s okay to have all these dark thoughts wandering in my head – Claire Roccaro, Belgium
  • I want to feel free and stop being scared about what my sexual orientation might be – Claire Roccaro, Belgium
    I want to own several cheetahs from Africa
    I want to own several cheetahs from Africa
  • I want to own several cheetahs from Africa – Vonne Harvee Silvosa, Manila, Philippines
  • I want to be forgiven from all of my sins – Vonne Harvee Silvosa, Manila, Philippines
  • I want to wander with someone special – Marissa, North Carolina
  • I want to live like I don’t have to be sorry – Marissa, North Carolina
  • I want to always have the energy and enthusiasm to wander – Robyn D., Tacloban City, Philippines
  • I want to come into terms with my perfectly imperfect self – Robyn D., Tacloban City, Philippines
  • Be there for my friends and younger siblings in their times of need – Amy, Ireland
  • I want to be happily married with kids – Amy, Ireland
  • I want to matter – Victoria Avila, California
  • I want to be the person I’m meant to be and have that be enough – Victoria Avila, California
    Like Violet, I want to be all colors in one, at full brightness (my own rainbow)
    I want to be all colors in one, at full brightness (my own rainbow)
  • To travel the world with my three best friends – Tejaswini Aher, Maharashtra, India
  • To write and publish my novel – Tejaswini Aher, Maharashtra, India
  • I want to meet my dad – Jelle SJ, Manila, Philippines
  • Like Violet, I want to be all colors in one, at full brightness (my own rainbow) – Jelle SJ, Manila, Philippines
  • I want to find my Great Manifesto – Aranza, México
  • I want to create the meaning of ‘life’ – Aranza, México
  • I want to own my personal big library with lots of books – Krishna Khairnar, Maharashtra, India
  • I want to explore each and every tomb in Egypt – Krishna Khairnar, Maharashtra, India
  • I want to receive the most heartfelt hug by someone who loves me – Christina, Canada
  • I want to know what it feels like to not worry for a day – Christina, Canada
  • I want to be free – Ana, México
  • I want to stop thinking on suicide – Ana, México
    Live and never regret
    I want to live and never regret
  • I will be good and kind – Dominika, Poland
  • I will visit Ireland – Dominika, Poland
  • Go for it and start a YouTube channel – Becky Green, England
  • Tell him how I felt/feel even if he doesn’t feel the same – Becky Green, England
  • I want to erase the stigma surrounding mental illness – Lena, New York City, NY
  • I want to be on Broadway – Lena, New York City, NY
  • I want to go to New Zealand – Lena, New York City, NY
  • I want to have real friends – E.B., Canada
  • I want to get my mental problems diagnosed – E.B., Canada
  • Stop being afraid of the truth – Annaëlle, France
  • Live and never regret – Annaëlle, France
  • I want to stop feeling alone – F.Barajas, México
  • I want to make a road trip with my friends – F.Barajas, México
    I want to catch a butterfly in my hands
    I want to catch a butterfly in my hands
  • I want to own and live in a library – Kelsie, Henderson, KY 
  • I want to move in with my best friend – Brie, Arizona
  • I want to move to England – Brie, Arizona
  • I want to make the most out of everything – M.A.P #2, Ontario, Canada
  • I want to spread love to everyone – M.A.P #2, Ontario, Canada
  • I want to find myself and love myself – M.A.P #2, Ontario, Canada
  • I want to get a tattoo – Eleanor S., England
  • I want to catch a butterfly in my hands – Eleanor S., England
  • I want to know what life is – Katie, Minnesota
  • I want to be unafraid – Katie, Minnesota
  • I want to travel to anywhere outside my country without feeling scared – Bisan Al, Qabatiya, Palestine
  • I want to know what actual freedom feels like – Bisan Al, Qabatiya, Palestine
  • I want to eventually be a good mother and a great wife – Ariel G., Jonesboro, GA
  • I want to see the pyramids of Egypt – Emily W., Virginia
    I want to know what actual freedom feels like
    I want to know what actual freedom feels like
  • I want to see my friends and family be content with who and where they are in life –
    Emily W., Virginia
  • I want to figure out completely who I am and show the world – Emily, New Jersey
  • I want to live without fear – Taylor Barnes, Chicago, Il
  • I want to be comfortable in my own skin – Taylor Barnes, Chicago, Il
  • I want to try make this world a safer, happier place for those who are different – Isabella Linton, England
  • I want to feel accepted for who I am – Isabella Linton, England
  • I want to find peace with my mind, body and soul – Isabella Linton, England
  • I’d like to see the Pacific Ocean – Emily Lewis, Ohio
  • Make a career out of Photography – Emily Lewis, Ohio
  • Find myself amongst the vast expanse of lost souls – Kieran, New Zealand
  • Find a place that is beautiful. A place that is my own – Kieran, New Zealand
  • To take a big risk – Rose, Australia
    I want to see the Northern Lights
    I want to see the Northern Lights
  • To make someone who feels unloved feel loved – Rose, Australia
  • To touch someone’s life in a way no one else can – Rose, Australia
  • I want to express my feelings through music – Athlea Fabular, The Philippines
  • I want to know myself – Athlea Fabular, The Philippines
  • I want to see the Northern Lights – Lily Barmoha, Miami, FL
  • Live fully everyday – Ilaria, Italy
  • I want to be loved – Ilaria, Italy
  • Know where I fit – Emily, Oklahoma
  • Become a successful novelist – Emily, Oklahoma
  • I want to dance under the rain – Areli Barajas, Baja California, Mexico
  • I want to see a sky overflowing with stars – Areli Barajas, Baja California, Mexico
  • I want to speak my mind without worrying about what other people are going to say – Areli Barajas, Baja California, Mexico
    Pet at least 259 cats
    I want to pet at least 259 cats
  • I want to face my fears – Lissette Maldonado, New York City, NY
  • I want to inspire someone – Lissette Maldonado, New York City, NY
  • Not be afraid of the world and the future – Michaela Lampe, Michigan
  • Successfully build a blog – Michaela Lampe, Michigan
  • Pet at least 259 cats – Michaela Lampe, Michigan
  • I want to love myself – Ashley F., Michigan
  • I want to wake up in his arms – Ashley F., Michigan
  • I want to graduate college – Veronica Zimmerman, Reading, MI
  • I want to be someone – Veronica Zimmerman, Reading, MI
  • I need to discover me – Maxine V., The Philippines
  • I wanna go backpacking ’round Europe and learn about the places I go to as much as I can – Maxine V., The Philippines
  • I wanna be able to take pictures that can make people appreciate our precious world all the more – Maxine V., The Philippines
    I want to go out to new places, have a cup of hot chocolate in the evening and have a good time with friends
    I want to go out to new places, have a cup of hot chocolate in the evening and have a good time with friends
  • I want to always stand for what I believe in, even if others think I’m crazy – Emily Perez, Fresno, CA
  • I hope to one day travel the world , write about everything, take photographs – Emily Perez, Fresno, CA
  • I want to visit the Flower Valley with my human – River Finch, India
  • I want to have chicken sandwiches and vodka at the Ford bridge by the River Medway in Kent, England with my human – River Finch, India
  • I want to publish a book and write on the front page “to my six year old self who started writing and never stopped” – Alice Y., France
  • I want to learn bollywood dancing and kathak and dance on stage, happy – Alice Y., France
  • I want to speak fluent French and German – Dimas Candra, Indonesia
  • I want to go out to new places, have a cup of hot chocolate in the evening and have a good time with friends – Dimas Candra, Indonesia
  • I want to be able to appreciate where I’m from – Cheyenne, Indiana
  • I want to have faith and stop worrying so much – Cheyenne, Indiana
  • I want to become a film director – Cheyenne, Indiana
    I want to become a film director
    I want to become a film director
  • I want to travel –  Katelyn, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • I want to fall in love – Katelyn, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Be happy – Rose, Germany
  • I want to be happy with how I turned out – Julia, Australia
  • I want to travel around Europe with my friends – Julia, Australia
  • I want to find my real home – Clarissa, The Philippines
  • Go to Spain – Lina, Germany
  • Live in England – Lina, Germany
  • Be truly happy amongst the people I love and who care about me – Lina, Germany
  • Do something meaningful – Katrina Andriotis, Australia
  • Be a successful writer with published books – Katrina Andriotis, Australia
  • I want to cry as loud as I can and feel free – Rania Engelmann, Germany
  • Go to Baja Mexico, learn to surf, and buy a XXL baja hoodie – Rania Engelmann, Germany
  • I want to dream and create art – Elena Christidis, Greece
    I want to feel completely happy
    I want to feel completely happy
  • I want to capture photos and create a collection of touching pictures of people, feelings, and the world – Elena Christidis, Greece
  • I want to contribute in making the world far more beautiful – Elena Christidis, Greece
  • I want to stop overthinking everything – Andrea Jones, Sandpoint, ID
  • I want to make my Mum proud of me – Jen Kitchen, Herts, England
  • I want to study in the UK or in the USA – Bianca, Italy
  • I want to find my person – Bianca, Italy
  • I want to feel completely happy – Bianca, Italy
  • Work at NASA – Gillian Wyn Amba, Iligan City, Philippines
  • To be part of a theater – Gillian Wyn Amba, Iligan City, Philippines
  • Let my parents taste the life abroad – Gillian Wyn Amba, Iligan City, Philippines
  • Go to a university – Luana, Germany
  • Get a coffeeshop named “I’m with friends”, where you can eat gorgeous cake and pie and read – Luana, Germany
    Get a coffeeshop named "I'm with friends", where you can eat gorgeous cake and pie and read
    I want to get a coffeeshop named “I’m with friends”
  • Kiss somebody I love who is not related to me – Luana, Germany
  • Meet Leo Messi – Ace Stark, Gujarat, India
  • Go to a casino in a red backless dress – Ace Stark, Gujarat, India
  • Graduate from college and be proud of what I studied – Bayan, Saudi Arabia
  • Meet my internet friend Maria from Greece – Bayan, Saudi Arabia
  • I want to have my writing published – Madison W., United States
  • I want to be fully awake – Madison W., United States
  • Open up a library – Awataf E., United States
  • Start a foundation for something important – Awataf E., United States
  • I want to write a novel – Letícia Cocchi, São Paulo, Brazil
  • I want to meet Jennifer Niven – Letícia Cocchi, São Paulo, Brazil 
  • I want to have a perfect day – Natasha Dubs, Michigan, USA
  • I want to get over the heartbreak that All the Bright Places caused – Natasha Dubs, Michigan, USA
    I want to find the edge
    I want to find the edge
  • I want to help others – Kali S., United States
  • I want to find the edge – Kali S., United States
  • I want to save a life – Jaslin Joy, Dublin, Ireland
  • I want to be perfectly fluent in English – Claire Emeline, Paris, France
  • I want to write a novel for Young Adults – Claire Emeline, Paris, France
  • I want to meet somebody like Finch – Ilene, United States
  • Have a love with someone like Augustus – Ilene, United States
  • I want to travel everywhere on my bucket list – Esa G., United States
  • I want to go to Coachella – Esa G., United States
  • I want to own a vinyl collection – Esa G., United States
  • Quiero poder publicar mis libros y escribir mis canciones – Abril Cuello, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Quiero estar con mi familia – Abril Cuello, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    I want to own a vinyl collection
    I want to own a vinyl collection
  • Visit as many bookshops as humanly possible – Georgia Bentley, Sydney, Australia
  • Go on an epic road trip to all the places that hold some kind of notable history – Georgia Bentley, Sydney, Australia
  • I want to accomplish everything on my bucket list, to say “I did,” not “I want” – Joanna Peristiani, London, England
  • I want to run and never look back – Joanna Peristiani, London, England
  • I want to find a vintage record store and buy a record to add to my collection – Joanna Peristiani, London, England
  • I want to wander every inch of the earth – Bella Fiorucci, Chicago, IL
  • I want to do what I want, and stop trying to please everyone else – Bella Fiorucci, Chicago, IL
  • I want to be as free as the wind and as bright as the sun – Jenny Fadden, Champlin, MN
  • I want to laugh so hard I pee – Jenny Fadden, Champlin, MN
  • Be as light and alive as I can be. Like a summer wind. – Myrtle Yvonne Ragub, Cavite, Philippines
    Play in a band as a drummer or vocalist
    I want to play in a band as a drummer or vocalist
  • Play in a band as a drummer or vocalist – Myrtle Yvonne Ragub, Cavite, Philippines
  • Do all adventure sports! – Naqiyah, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Write books and tell important stories – Naqiyah, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Love truly and fully – Naqiyah, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Feel the wind slip through my outstretched fingers dancing outside a moving vehicle a thousand times  – Jacklyn Osadebamwen, Ontario, Canada
  • Dive into the blue hole, drown my sorrows and refresh my dreams – Jacklyn Osadebamwen, Ontario, Canada
  • I want to travel to Serbia – Rosie Bennett, OH
  • I want to meet Misha Collins – Rosie Bennett, OH
  • Get lost on a peaceful or somewhat the typical aesthetically tumblr place – Anne Pagkaliwagan, Philippines
  • Go to America and visit all the states – Anne Pagkaliwagan, Philippines
    I want to live at the beach
    I want to live at the beach
  • I want to go to Cornwall – Mathilde, Montreal, Canada
  • I want to write a story that will live in other people’s minds – Mathilde, Montreal, Canada
  • I want to live at the beach – Destiny Martin, Spartanburg, SC
  • I want to find someone that is weird and quirky like me who loves me – Destiny Martin, Spartanburg, SC
  • I want to record a song – Destiny Martin, Spartanburg, SC
  • I would like to go to Italy – Aishae Hill, England
  • I would like to fly – Aishae Hill, England
  • I want to feel important – Lucia A., Cologne, Germany
  • I want to be proud of who I am – Lucia A., Cologne, Germany
  • I want to finish the book I’m writing – Lucia A., Cologne, Germany
  • I want to have one of my paintings displayed in a museum – Bailee L., United States
  • I want to adopt a child – Bailee L., United States
  • I want to plant a willow tree – Bailee L., United States
    travelling
    I want to travel the places I have marked on my map and not just stare at their names anymore
  • I want to leave something remarkable and unforgettable behind – Michela Motti, Switzerland
  • I want to save a live – Michela Motti, Switzerland
  • I want to be myself – Michela Motti, Switzerland
  • Play paint twister with my best friends – Alice P., England
  • Laugh until my sides ache – Alice P., England
  • Experience life without screens – Alice P., England
  • Live in Fance – Alice P., England
  • I want to give back to the world – Kinza Zimri, Karachi, Pakistan
  • I want to travel the places I have marked on my map and not just stare at their names anymore – Kinza Zimri, Karachi, Pakistan
  • I want to feel free – Kinza Zimri, Karachi, Pakistan
  • I want to travel to places I’ve never heard of – Anuhska Nandy, India
  • I want to be genuinely happy – Anuhska Nandy, India
  • I want to matter – Anuhska Nandy, India
  • I want to be able to speak to someone without worrying about how they can use whatever I say to them against me – Kerwey, Singapore
  • I want to be able to wander without having to think about other things, like time, or school, or work – Kerwey, Singapore
    Write letters to people I love and actually send them
    I want to write letters to people I love and actually send them
  • Make a difference in the world – Georgia M., England
  • Go to festival – Magda G., England
  • I want to put the past behind me – Michael, Montreal, Canada
  • I want to be at peace with myself – Michael, Montreal, Canada
  • I want to have the perfect day – Michael, Montreal, Canada
  • Read as many books as possible – Elisabeth Honig, Germany
  • Inspire – Elisabeth Honig, Germany
  • Write letters to people I love and actually send them – Natasha Rahmadina, Indonesia
  • Fall in love with myself – Natasha Rahmadina, Indonesia
  • Work in the United Nations – Natasha Rahmadina, Indonesia
  • Help teenagers with mental illness – Natasha Rahmadina, Indonesia
  • I want to live in a world without wars – Jaysea, Kansas
  • I want to get over my depression – Jaysea, Kansas
  • Learn to use sign language fluently – Addy Strickland, Ontario, Canada
    See an end to the illegal ivory trade
    I want to see an end to the illegal ivory trade
  • Always have as many pins on the map as how old I am – Addy Strickland, Ontario, Canada
  • Prove my generation’s worth to the world –  Addy Strickland, Ontario, Canada
  • Start a bookish TV channel – Pragya Verma, India
  • Stay up all night with somebody I love – Pragya Verma, India
  • Dye my hair turquoise – Pragya Verma, India
  • I want to make my parents proud of me – Jessica Valencia, Indonesia
  • I want to have my own house and car – Jessica Valencia, Indonesia
  • I want to have a family – Jessica Valencia, Indonesia
  • Live in a world of equality – Abbey Campbell, Nova Scotia
  • See an end to poverty – Abbey Campbell, Nova Scotia
  • See an end to the illegal ivory trade – Abbey Campbell, Nova Scotia
  • Return to Kenya – Abbey Campbell, Nova Scotia
  • I want to share my poetry with the world – Mikaila Cober, Ontario, Canada
    I want to see my favourite bands live
    I want to see my favourite bands live
  • I want to meet my favoirte authors (Jennifer Niven, Sarah J. Maas, Rick Riordan) – Mikalia Cober, Ontario, Canada
  • I want to have a relationship that lasts a lifetime – Drishika Nadella, India
  • I want to be with someone that doesn’t get tired of me – Drishika Nadella, India
  • I want to do what I was afraid to do – Claire Hannah, Philippines
  • I want to meet and embrace Taylor Swift – Claire Hannah, Philippines
  • I want to make a documentary about me and my friends in our youth – Carla Do, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • I want to learn Latin – the dead language – Carla Do, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • I want to stay at the ice hotel in Sweden – Carla Do, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • I want to go back to my homeland – Ola B., Poland
  • I want to see my favourite bands live – Ola B., Poland
    I want to experience a sunrise/sunset
    I want to experience a sunrise/sunset
  • I want to go stargazing – Lara Taskirdi, Turkey
  • I want to experience a sunrise/sunset – Lara Taskirdi, Turkey
  • I want to open my own bookstore when I get old – Lara Taskirdi, Turkey
  • I want to live in New York City – Violet, Zephyrhills, Florida
  • I want to tell my friends the truth – Violet, Zephyrhills, Florida
  • I want to help someone in a way that no one helped me – Olga S., Poland
  • I want to happy – Shana Barwari, Erbil, Kurdistan
  • I want to make a change in somebody else’s life – Shana Barwari, Erbil, Kurdistan
  • I want to be seen as the real me – Shana Barwari, Erbil, Kurdistan
  • I want to wander – Helin Ahmad, Iraqi Kurdistan
  • I want to find someone who will love me the way Finch loves Violet – Helin Ahmad, Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Have a treehouse in the woods – Ola W., Poland
    Estar llena de creatividad
    Estar llena de creatividad
  • I want to marry my girlfriend – Ola W., Poland
  • I want to inspire/change other’s life through my words. – Chelsea Schroeder, Bowling Green, OH
  • I want to travel across the world and dance under the stars. – Chelsea Schroeder, Bowling Green, OH
  • I want to marry the love of my life under the moon. – Chelsea Schroeder, Bowling Green, OH
  • I want to know what it feels like to have a permanent best friend – Georgia Gribble, Australia
  • I want to see my future kids/family happy – Georgia Gribble, Australia
  • Paint a mural for all to see – Kailey Young, Syracuse, NY
  • Gritar y reír muy alto – Inés Sierra, Spain
  • Dibujar – Inés Sierra, Spain
  • Estar llena de creatividad – Inés Sierra, Spain
    Road trip with my best friends all around Australia
    I want to road trip with my best friends all around Australia
  • I want to have an adventure worth writing about – Kaylee Wedding, Fredericksburg, VA
  • I want to truly understand myself – Kaylee Wedding, Fredericksburg, VA
  • I want to make peace with the people around me – Kaylee Wedding, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Write down all the wonderful words – Agnieszka Wójcik, Poland
  • Paint on the World’s Biggest Ball of Paint – Agnieszka Wójcik, Poland
  • Buy my parents a house – Naomy, California
  • Prove my bullies wrong – Naomy, California
  • Watch all the Harry Potter movies in one go – Alicia, Newcastle, England
  • Visit the beach at night and just listen to the waves – Alicia, Newcastle, England
  • I want true love to find me – Noelia Guiaro, Murcia, Spain
  • I want my words to mean something to the world – Noelia Guiaro, Murcia, Spain
    Learn to ride a horse
    I want to learn to ride a horse
  • Know I did my best – Cecilia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Promote education – Cecilia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • To truly be loved by someone that I love too – Rebecca Flint, Ontario, Canada
  • Go wandering with someone I love – Zain, Dubai
  • Help others – Zain, Dubai
  • Get my PhD – Lauren, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Send someone to school – Lauren, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Learn to be ok with this thing they call depression – Lauren, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Learn to ride a horse – Beatrice, Sweden
  • Move to another country – Beatrice, Sweden
  • Have a paint fight – Beatrice, Sweden
  • Perform at/with the Royal Shakespeare Company – Katie P, Gloucestershire, England
    Travel to Paris
    I want to travel to Paris
  • Travel around Japan – Katie P, Gloucestershire, England
  • To have a positive impact on someone or something, no matter how small – Elly Friedman, Evanston, IL
  • I want my words to inspire – Livinia Currant, Australia
  • Learn different languages – Bayan, Saudi Arabia
  • Travel around the world and see different cultures – Bayan, Saudi Arabia
  • Learn my purpose in life – Skylar Schwalb, California
  • Travel to Paris – Sarah Lukowski, Hartford, CT
  • Get into NYU – Sarah Lukowski, Hartford, CT
  • Go to Paris fashion week – Sarah Lukowski, Hartford, CT
  • Accept me for being me – Alexandra Hemlin, Gävle, Sweden
  • Write my own book – Alexandra Hemlin, Gävle, Sweden
    Secure a degree and job in the STEM field
    I want to secure a degree and job in the STEM field
  • Learn to be happy and focus on what I have rather than be distracted by what I don’t – Lara Yacoubian, Los Angeles, CA
  • Leave California – Lara Yacoubian, Los Angeles, CA
  • Secure a degree and job in the STEM field – Nancy Nguyen, California
  • Release a floating lantern – Nancy Nguyen, California
  • Go back to Vietnam during Tet (Lunar New Years) – Nancy Nguyen, California
  • Road trip with my best friends all around Australia -Grace Tytler, Victoria, Australia
  • Be the happiest I’ve ever been – Grace Tytler, Victoria, Australia
  • Have a pool – Isabella Pereira, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Hug Marie Lu – Isabella Pereira, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Read as many books as possible – Julianna Banks, Houston, TX
  • Find my own bright places – Julianna Banks, Houston, TX
  • Tour the world and play music – Lucy, England
    Write and publish a novel
    I want to write and publish a novel
  • Volunteer abroad – Charlotte Berry, Manchester, England
  • Meet Jennifer Niven – Charlotte Berry, Manchester, England
  • Become a doctor – Lucia Bowles, Victoria, Australia
  • Write and publish a novel – Lucia Bowles, Victoria, Australia
  • Eat freshly baked macaroons in Paris – Maria, Manila, Philippines
  • Go scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef – Maria, Manila, Philippines
  • See the Aurora Borealis – Jordan Gripenwaldt, Fountain Valley, CA
  • Get my first book published before I’m 23 – Josh Flores, Tustin, CA
  • Learn how to surf in Hawaii – Josh Flores, Tustin, CA
  • See narwhals live in the Arctic – Shelby Padgett, Charleston, SC
  • Own a tiny house – Shelby Padgett, Charleston, SC
  • Eat my way through Europe – Seanna Pratt, Rochester, NY
  • Go rock climbing in Colorado – Seanna Pratt, Rochester, NY
    Adopt a Siberian Husky
    I want to adopt a Siberian Husky
  • Meet J.K. Rowling – Jesselle Villegas, Manila, Philippines
  • Work in the television and film industry – Jesselle Villegas, Manila, Philippines
  • Visit Norway – Mary Elizabeth Brown, Lancaster, CA
  • Go skydiving – Mary Elizabeth Brown, Lancaster, CA
  • Adopt a Siberian Husky – Alaina Leary, Boston, MA
  • Have an article published in The New York Times Modern Love – Alaina Leary, Boston, MA
  • Master an Australian accent – Briana Bailey, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Be part of a flash mob – Briana Bailey, Costa Mesa, CA
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    Before I die I want to get more self esteem
    Before I die I want to pass NCEA endorsed with Excellence
    Before I die I want to wander
    Before I die I want to read as much as I can
    Before I die I want to be truly happy with who I am
    Before I die I want to live as good a life as I can

  3. Before I die I want to finish my own book
    Before I die I want to learn to play the guitar
    Before I die I want to make my Mum smile again
    Before I die I want to kiss somebody I love
    Before I die I want to break out from my own prison
    Before I die I want to learn how beautiful life can be
    Before I die I want to scream like never before, while I am standing on the highest building I can find

  4. Before I die I want to live
    Before I die I want to be happy
    Before I die I want to fall in love and stay in it
    Before I die I want to leave a positive mark on the world
    Before I die I want to beat my depression and anxiety
    Before I die I want to get the help I need
    Before I die I want to feel like I am enough
    Before I die I want to feel loved
    Before I die I want to see the beauty in life
    Before I die I want to wander
    And most importantly,
    Before I die I want to reread All The Bright Places and not relate to Finch the entire time (because as much as I love him, I realize it’s not the healthiest mindset to have)

    • I fully believe that you will fall in love, that you will stay in love and that you will be happy. I fully believe that you already are loved, even if it doesn’t feel like it. You are enough as you are, and anyone who can’t see that doesn’t know what they’re talking about. With the help of friends and family I know you can beat you’re depression and anxiety, and if you ever need someone to talk to I am here. One day you will be re reading All the Bright Places and you won’t relate to Finch the whole time. Maybe a little, in memories, but not the whole time. I believe in you.
      🙂

  5. Before I die I want to learn to love myself
    Before I die I want to not care about what people think about me
    Before I die I want to find love at least three times
    Before I die I want to lived everywhere possible
    Before I die I want to have kids
    Before I die I want to help people get through mental illnesses
    Before I die I want to show someone how important to the world they are
    Before I die I want to learn to play the piano
    Before I die I want to meet twenty one pilots and be able to tell them they’ve kept me alive
    Before I die I want to win a writing contest
    Before I die I want to go to photographing classes
    Before I die I want to show my kids to love themselves
    Before I die I want to prove to my mom and sister I am not useless and that I can live by myself and that I dont break everything I touch
    Before I die I want to make my dad the most proud he can be
    Before I die I want to have a perfect day
    Before I die I want to meet someone like Finch
    Before I die I want to own a bookshop
    Before I die I want to learn at least 7 languages
    Before I die I want to go to Japan with my best friend
    Before I die I want to go to a music festival
    Before I die I want to experience something beautiful with someone I love
    Before I die I want to make as many internet friends as I can
    Before I die I want to show my kids how great reading is

  6. before I die, I want to:
    -travel the world to find the most beautiful places
    -swim with dolphins
    -write a journal
    -star in a motion picture
    -pet a tiger
    -hug a koala
    -find a home with the person i love
    -marry the person i love
    -be accepted for who i love

    -love

  7. Before I die I want to:
    To write a novel.
    To finish an idea for a story that I’ve made up
    To love someone so deeply and to be loved just the same
    To smell daffodils
    To go on a road trip either by myself or with my best friend
    To experience amazing sex
    To mix a lot of Milo in a cup to make it gooey
    To shake hands with the authors of the books I’ve read
    To cry and cry and cry and to pour my heart out
    To read all the books and mangas
    To go to new York
    To go to the Eiffel Tower
    To get a perfect score in the periodical exam.

  8. Before i die i want to:
    -publish my book
    -be popular
    -have someone care for me
    -date a hot dude😂
    -go to all the places i listed down in my notebook
    -make my parents proud
    -have sex
    -kiss a boy whom i love
    -marry that boy
    -find a best friend that isn’t fake

  9. Before I die I want to kiss my girlfriend (who is 1152 km far)
    Before I die I want to make my fathers proud of me
    Before I die I want to be happy
    Before I die I want to say goodbye to my depresion
    Before I die I want to go to Japan
    Before I die I want to read 1000 of books
    Before I die I want to meet my Best Internet Friend
    Before I die I want to tell my parents that I’m lesbian

  10. Before I Die….
    I want to own a mini Library pack with Books from different Authors.
    I want to share the books in my mini library
    I want to help others
    I want to find out if there is really life after death
    I want to visit all the bright places
    I want to enjoy life, laugh hard until i can’t stop crying
    I want to make others happy….

  11. before i die i want….
    to figure out who i am.
    to see his smile a last time.
    to travel the world.
    to swim with whales.
    to be spotaneous.
    to have a healthy lifestyle.
    to be a good mother.
    to overcome my depressions and anorexia.
    to forget and forgive.
    to do crazy things.
    to have an adventure.
    to dive 10 minutes with one breath, so i can freedive ad feel free under water.
    to write a book.
    to become better in drawing.
    to paint without having a clear picture of the result in my head.
    to be thankful for litle things.
    to enjoy life.

  12. Before I die I want to live
    Before I die I want to experience a perfect day
    Before I die I want to be the real me
    Before I die I want to be truly and purely happy
    Before I die I want to wander
    Before I die I want to give back
    Before I die I want to write
    Before I die I want to turn on the news and see something worth smiling about
    Before I die I want to be the light for someone lost in the dark
    Before I die I want to take a trip and not fear the future

  13. Before I die I want to spend a wholesome day without a thread of regret

    Before I die I want to see the world again through the eyes of an infant

    Before I die I would like a child, and if I do, I need her to breathe, experience, live through all the lovely things I failed to notice in the world

    Before I die I want my mother to slow down, have a sip of tea, and finally taste the beauty in her spinning, busy world

    Before I die I want to see the lovely left in the world

  14. Before I die I want to meet a Theodore Finch.
    Befoe I die I want to fall in love.
    Before I die I want to be fearless.
    Before I die I want to help someone when all they can see are dark clouds looming overhead.
    Before I die I want to be inspiring.
    Before I die I want to be a confident, “fire-breathing bitch queen”.
    Before I die, I want to vanquish my insecurities.
    Before I die, I want to feel loved and that I belong.

  15. Before I die I want to have changes the world.
    Before I die I want people to see the real me.
    Before I die I want to have started a family.
    Before I want to learn how to love me.
    Before I die I want to travel the world instead of staring at my map.
    Before I die I want to have lived my life to the fullest with no regrets.
    Before I die I never want to say the words I should of, and say I’m glad I did…
    Before I die I want to look back at my memories with everybody in my life.
    Before I die I want go on adventures and go to unknown destinations.
    Before I die I want to I want to drive and see where the road takes me.

  16. Before I die I want to meet my Theodore Finch.
    Before I die I want to know a perfect day.
    Before I die I want to be the brightest star in somebody’s night sky.
    Before I die I want to be loved by someone.
    Before I die I want to meet Jennifer Niven.
    Before I die I want to visit the places in Indiana from the book.
    Before I die I want to be important to someone else.
    Before I die I want to know the true meaning of love.
    Before I die I want to make my mark on the world.
    Before I die I want to live a life if happiness.
    Before I die I want to find love.

  17. Before I die I want peace, not for the world but for the entire universe and beyond.
    Before I die I want to read more than 100 books
    Before I die I want to see my name in the world
    Before I die I want to visit the seven wonders of the world
    Before I die I want to marry a guy that would treat me as his Violet
    Before I die I want to leave my house without any worries
    Before I die I want to publish a book
    Before I die I want to paint a mural
    Before I die I want to be content with life and myself
    Before I die I want to make my family proud
    Before I die I want to read to my children every night
    Before I die I want to be successful in something
    Before I die I want to have a vast collection of books
    Before I die I want to find my soul mate
    Before I die I want my own apartment looking down the city
    Before I die I want to memorise the periodic table by heart, because science is cool
    Before I die I want to give back to my mother
    Before I die I just want to be carefree
    Before I die I want to live life to the fullest

  18. Before I Die
    -I want to count for something
    -I want to thank anyone who has helped me out
    – I want to be happy with my image
    – I want to wander
    – i want to finish my book
    – i want to keep fighting and try to get better and this whole “surviving” thing

  19. Before I die:
    I want to find the real me
    I want to take off my invisible mask
    I want someone to break through my barriers
    I want my mom to be happy again
    I want to see my mom find love again
    I want to write a book
    I want to publish a book
    I want to be a motivational speaker
    I want to not be afraid of bad things
    I want to live
    I want to give someone else happiness
    I want to make sacrifices for someone/something greater than myself to help someone
    I want to be able to look back on my life and be content of what I did
    I want to be a foster parent so kids can have a chance at a real life
    I want to be free

  20. Before I die I want to visit all 50 US states
    Before I die I want to travel the world
    Before I die I want to graduate high school with honors
    Before I die I want to be accepted into the college of my dreams
    Before I die I want to graduate college
    Before I die I want to get a job I enjoy
    Before I die I want to marry the love of my life whoever that might be
    Before I die I want to not be a ball of stress and anxiety
    Before I die I want to do go on an adventure with my best friend
    Before I die I want to be really and truely happy
    Before I die I want to give back to all the people who have helped me
    Before I die I want to feel like I belong in my own skin
    Before I die I want to live

  21. Before I die I want to be writer who touches people’s heart with words
    Before I die I want to see people appreciate me while I’m still alive before it’s too late
    Before I die I want to find a boy who gives me emotions just like Finch’s words gave me
    Before I die I want to feel like I’m finally enough.
    But most importantly
    Before I die I want to have a perfect day, start to finish. No fake friends who turn out be enemies, no ex’s, where your favourite fictional boy who you in love with doesn’t die.

  22. Before I die I want to be here. I want to learn to live in the here and now and worry less about my future. I want to stop thinking about the possible ways my life will end. I want to stop stressing about not being good enough. I want to be ME not the person next to me.

    Before I die I want to be a first chair clarinet in my high school band. I want to be good enough to play the highest note on a clarinet. I want to learn to play another instrument.

    Before I die I want to do so many things. I can’t express all the things I want to do without staying up all night. I can’t even name all the things I want to accomplish, but over all I want to be ME, to stop comparing myself to my incredibly intelligent friends and my extremely talented band family. I want to learn that I am good enough just the way I am.

  23. Before I die I want to stop worrying about how others see me
    Before I die I want to have a house with the best damn library in the world
    Before I die I want to see my baby sister grow into someone better than me and my brother
    Before I die I want to get my mom to do what she wants for once in her life
    Before I die I want to learn Japanese
    Before I die I want to master snowboarding
    Before I die I want to get all the tattoos I’ve been dreaming of
    Before I die I want to meet someone who loves me for who I am (besides my mom)

  24. Before I Die I want to believe in brighter places.
    Before I die I want to show my brother that there is such thing as overcoming the dark inside of us.
    Before I die I want to write something extraordinary.
    Before I die I want have somebody truly understand me and my thoughts.

  25. BEFORE I DIE…
    By: Samantha L. Sotocinal

    I want to travel the world.
    I want to become successful in any fields.
    I want to pass the NCLEXamination.
    I want to give my parents a comfortable life.
    I want to buy my father his dream car.
    I want to build a big house for my parents.
    I want them to be proud of me.
    I want us (my Siblings) to be close with each other.
    I want to have enough self-confidence.
    I want to travel the whole Philippines.
    I want to be free of hatred.
    I want to ride an elephant.
    I want to become a good writer.
    I want to publish a good book.
    I want to be free of sadness and depression.
    I want to feel loved.
    I want to be more expressive of my feelings.
    I want to have my own room.
    I want to have my own house.
    I want to buy myself a sports car.
    I want to know how to drive.
    I want to overcome my fears.
    I want to release all I have inside.
    I want to go to the mountains.
    I want to meet Lee Joon Gi
    I want to meet Lee Min Ho
    I want world peace.
    I want to meet the guy destined for me.
    I want to be loved.
    I want to take photos in each country.
    I want to travel with my future boyfriend.
    I want to have 3-4 children.
    I want to own a Saint Bernard, Husky and Pomeranian.
    I want to have a happy life.
    I want to clear my mind.
    I want space.
    I want freedom.
    I want to be alone.
    Lastly, I just want to LIVE.

  26. Before I die I want to have a Wander-a-thon
    Before I die I want to meet Jennifer Niven and thank her for changing me.
    Before I die I want to see the great wonders of Indiana.
    Before I die I want to make my parents proud.
    Before I die I want to have fun.
    Before I die I want to live in New York.
    Before I die I want to write a book.
    Before I die I want to find a great perhaps.
    Before I die I want to re-read my favorite book 16 times (All the Bright Places).
    Before I die I want to believe in myself.
    Before I die I want to truly understand myself and my thoughts
    Before I die I want to show myself that when you get hurt that you need to get back up.
    Before I die i want to meet my Finch
    Before I die I want to leave my mark
    Before I die I want to count on something
    Before I die I want to love someone like Violet loved Finch
    Before I die I want to be loved like Finch loved Violet
    Before I die I want to find the real me
    Before I die I want to I want to LIVE
    Before I die I want to visit all the bright places
    Before I die I want to trust someone
    Before I die I want to have someone to talk to about everything
    Before I die I want to manage my note wall
    Before I die I want to write a song
    Before I die I want to have my own Finch…

  27. Before I Die:
    I want to write something extraordinarily lovely.
    I want to meet my own Theodore Finch.
    I want to experience the Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect.
    I want to know what a perfect day is.
    I want my sisters, mother, and father to be happy.
    I want to meet Jennifer Niven.
    I want to learn to love myself.
    Sidney, Pennsylavina

  28. Before I Die:
    I want to write something extraordinarily lovely.
    I want to meet my own Theodore Finch.
    I want to experience the Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect.
    I want to know what a perfect day is.
    I want my sisters, mother, and father to be happy.
    I want to meet Jennifer Niven.
    I want to learn to love myself.
    Sidney, Pennsylvania

  29. Before I Die:
    I want to feel
    I want to function again
    I want to be able to word
    I want to find a love that is begrudgingly beautiful
    I want to live a perfect day
    I want to feel exuberant, fancy, and lovely
    I want to know that he is still real
    I want to be lovely to the one I love
    I want to be okay with being uncomfortable
    I want to not need him
    I want to feel needed
    I want to think in extraordinary ways
    I want to realize that sadness is temporary
    I want to not have a label
    I want to remember things
    I want to forget things
    I want to thrive
    I want to wander
    I want to wonder
    I want to feel the Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect
    I want to know that they are telling the truth
    I want to know I mean something to him
    I want to live simply and simply live

  30. Before I die . . .
    I want to experience love
    I want to travel the world
    I want to make it out on my own
    I want to make someone proud
    I want to be able to overcome my fears
    I want to know what it’s like being an insider
    I want to stop being an introvert
    I want to wander
    I want to learn more about the world
    I want to inspire someone
    I want to meet my role models
    I want to stop worrying
    I want to be happy
    I want to learn to be creative
    I want to learn how to dance
    I want to become better at volleyball
    I want to focus on my book
    I want to become more focused
    I want to stop being self-concious
    I want to be successful
    I want to survive
    I want to have a family
    I want to own a pug
    I want to help as much people as I can
    I want something good to happen to the world
    I want to stop being underestimated
    I want to meet someone with the same kind of humor as me
    I want an undying love filled with humor and adventure
    I want to stand up for myself
    I want my friends to know how I really feel
    I want to let out all of my emotions
    I want someone to care for me as much as I’ll care for them
    I want to make my family happy
    I want to live life to the fullest

  31. Before I die:
    I want to stop over thinking 😂 srsly.
    I want to stop living on their expectations.
    I want to travel all around Europe😁
    I want to finish the book I’m trying to write ( but I can’t organize the ideas I don’t know how to create something awesome but I’m trying at least)
    I want to understand other people ( cause all the time i feel like I was the only creature who’s not annoying to the bones)
    I want to be me.
    I want to find me
    I want to see the future ( on what way I’ll die , specifically)
    I want to say thank you to my friends they’re so understanding
    I want to meet a real vampire😂
    I want to see the world in others eyes
    I want to be accepted
    I want to be wanted
    I want to be like other teenagers
    I want to be happy( too happy that I will be losing-my-breath happy )
    I want to be, if not Libby Strout then Jayvee De Castro 😊

  32. Zanim umrę, chcę znaleźć miłość.
    Zanim umrę, chcę wydać książkę, która będzie wyjątkowa.
    Zanim umrę, chcę pojechać do Loret de Mar.
    Zanim umrę, chcę podróżować wszędzie, gdzie zapragnę.
    Zanim umrę, chcę poczuć się piękną.
    Zanim umrę, chcę zostać modelką.
    Zanim umrę, chcę być szczęśliwa jak najdłużej.
    Zanim umrę, chcę odkryć pasję.
    Zanim umrę, chcę pokazać, że jestem fajna.
    Zanim umrę, chciałabym wziąć ślub i mieć dzieci.
    Zanim umrę, chcę dokonywać dobrych wyborów.
    Zanim umrę, chcę nauczyć się angielskiego w stopniu co najmniej komunikatywnym.
    Zanim umrę, chcę całować się pod wieżą Eiffla.
    Zanim umrę, chcę być najlepszą wersją siebie.

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