Thursday, May 2, 2013

Helicopter Ride

Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to ride in a helicopter. I first got my inspiration from watching the Disney movie Cars (my favorite Disney movie by the way). I remember watching Mater taking a ride in the Dinoco helicopter and how much fun he was having. It's somewhat silly but after that moment I knew I wanted to take a helicopter ride before I died. I honestly didn't even know it was possible. The first thing I did was open up an internet web page and I googled 'helicopter rides in los angeles, ca'. The first option was this site.
http://www.los-angeles-helicopter-tours.com/
I initially thought that $145 for a thirty minute ride was too expensive but I realized that I had to take everything into consideration. These things included fuel charges, taxes, and airport fees. The website says that these things are not included but I really thought about how much money is needed for one ride. I realized that it was a reasonable price for such a beautiful experience.
I'm planning on asking my parents to allow me to do this for my birthday which is in a few months. I would be so thrilled if I had the opportunity.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

#21: Go to Fright Fest at Six Flags


I completely forgot to blog about this! I went to Six Flags Fright Fest with a few of my closest friends last year. Beforehand, I promised myself I would never go to any sort of Halloween event at a theme park. I'm such a little chicken when it comes to scary things. I don't know what changed but I suddenly felt the urge to go last year. My friends and I planned on going before Halloween and what do you know, we went! I was actually really nervous at first because I had never gone in any of the mazes and I had heard that they were freaky! The first maze we went into I was clinging to one of my friends. Turns out, they weren't even that scary so I was freaking out over nothing. I actually had a great time spending the night with my friends and sharing some laughs and screams! Overall, I'm honestly glad that I built up the courage to go because it was really worth it! By the way, the picture on the right was taken while we were in line waiting for a roller coaster. :)

How I've Grown

This project has become something more for me. I realize now that I've neglected it greatly but I am beginning to see how I have changed. At the very beginning, when my teacher Mrs. Mohr explained the main idea of the project I didn't like it at all. I initially thought that it was pointless and wouldn't help me at all. Since then, I have grown as a student and person overall. In making my list at first, I just made up the most random things to get to one hundred items. I read over it today and wonder what on earth I was thinking because a lot of the items aren't truly important to me. My bucket list has since transformed into a list of things I desire to complete before my time comes.
I have really grown as a person since August. Eight months ago I didn't have the mentatlity I have today. In the recent weeks, I have started to think about what I want people to remember me as. Along with this, I want to die knowing that I've lived my life to the fullest.