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The Ultimate Bucket List

Hello

Here I am again blogging!!!

With every blog post I publish, I aim to challenge you to take a moment to think about things a little deeper.

This blog post is no different.

This blog is about bucket lists.

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Bucket lists contain things you wish to achieve before you die. Sorry for sounding morbid, but sooner or later, we will all die so it’s important to live your life to the full…

If you haven’t already, I encourage you to create a bucket list. They are great because they allow you to dream crazy dreams and give you something to look forward to as you grow older. I have seen a lot of adventurous bucket lists out there which consist of things like:

  • scuba dive the great barrier reef
  • go bungee jumping
  • become a millionaire by the time I’m 30
  • solve a rubix- cube
  • meet Mike Tyson!

 

I think these things are exciting because they make us feel alive. However, I have noticed that a lot of bucket lists are about making ourselves feel good.

There is nothing wrong with this at all, however, I have a suggestion to make.

Can I invite you to write an additional bucket list? One that benefits others?

For example, before I die I would like to:

  • fund a child’s education
  • invite lonely people to my home
  • randomly pay for someone’s food shopping at the supermarket
  • take someone on a shopping spree
  • make time for an older family member

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Think about it. Some of the most inspirational people in history are those who make the wellbeing of others a priority. I encourage you today to start putting a list together and to start working on it straight away.

If you feel comfortable, please leave a comment below listing one thing you would add to your new bucket list.

Until next time.

Crystal Debrah 

2014

Happy New Year,

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So here I am again, blogging…

It’s a new year and most people are filled with hopes and expectations for 2014 – it’s a good thing! Lots of people make new years’ resolutions around things such as weight loss, being able to buy something expensive and/or career advancement. These are all great, but I’m bored with such resolutions. It’s time to look at the bigger picture.

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THIS year I’ve set myself some crazy out-there goals as I’m sick and tired of limiting myself to “life as usual”. In 2013 we lost some influential game changers who made the world a better place such as Nelson Mandela and Dr Tayo Adeyemi. Their passing into eternity made me think “who in our generation is going to be a game changer and make the world a better place now?”

I came to the conclusion that I’m willing to be one of those people who give their everything to humanity and die leaving a legacy of love, goodness and hope for the next generation. It won’t be easy and it’s going to cost me, but it’s worth it.

If what I’ve written resonates with you then here’s my challenge to you – come up with an idea that will benefit humanity and seems impossible to achieve. Get to work on it and see how far you get by the end of the year. I’ve started already!

Here’s to 2014 and beyond.

If you do plan to take up this challenge, tweet me (@crystaldebrah) and we can encourage each other throughout the year.

Until next time.

Crystal Debrah

http://www.crystaldebrah.co.uk

My First Conference!!!

Hello!

Here I am again, blogging…

On Wednesday the 4th of September 2013 I held my first conference for new university students at City Hall! Students had the opportunity to learn about what uni has to offer and how to make the most of their time there.

It was a roaring success and 100% of the attendees said they would recommend the event to other students.

Have a look at the pictures below!

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“When I first heard about the ‘What They Don’t Tell You About University’ event I did not hesitate in agreeing to be involved and was not disappointed. The evening was well attended and the content was delivered in a way which both connected with and entertained its audience, which was key given the wide range of concerns young people can have about accessing higher education today.

All credit must go to Crystal and her team for putting on the event and I look forward to supporting it again in the future.”

Ben Rutter, Student Loans Company

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the movement.

A special thank you goes out to Sally Bartolo, the Peer Outreach Team at City Hall, Jide Fisher, Flourish Drama Group, Ben Rutter (Student Loans Company), David Chick (University Lecturer), Tambo Silavwe (Graduate and Entrepreneur) and Samson Osun (Former Student Union President and Student).

Until next time.

Crystal Debrah

http://www.crystaldebrah.co.uk