My Bucket List

Throughout my teenhood, I’ve made many attempts to create a bucket list. But there’s something that I never really took into consideration – what goes on my bucket list should be something I actually really want to do that I want to remember for the rest of my life – not something that sounds cool and impressive.

After reading this post by Mali-Koa Hood, I decided that now I’m so close to entering my third decade and have matured since my last attempt, that I should write a bucket list. One that I can stick to with goals I actually want to achieve. Note that this is not in any particular order of what I want to do most or first.

Checked box symbol Completed
X in box symbol Yet to complete*

 

*Credit to Mali Hood – I couldn’t find a tick or cross anywhere else!

My Bucket List 

Meet Olly Murs Checked box symbol (completed x4)

Olly and me

 

 

Meet my favourite bands X in box symbol (Update: 17th April 2016 – I met Michael from 5SOS, so We’re a percentage of the way!!!!)

Meet my online friends Checked box symbol

Jazz and Courtney 5

 

Tash and Jazz

 

Get a paid job as a journalist Checked box symbol – Complated March 2016

Spend a week in London to explore, discover and shop X in box symbol

Interview an Oscar winner Checked box symbol

Visit California X in box symbol

Swim with dolphins X in box symbol

Give blood X in box symbol

Attend The Brit Awards X in box symbol

Attend London Fashion Week X in box symbol

Visit Paris besides Disneyland Checked box symbol Eiffel Tower x

Have a conversation in another language Checked box symbol (wasn’t the greatest, but it counts, right?)

Go on holiday with my best friend X in box symbol

Get a meaningful tattoo  X in box symbol

Stand front row at a concertChecked box symbol Completed 5th June 2015

Meet my soulmate X in box symbol (It’s Niall Horan until I actually meet my soulmate, okay?)

Attend a world premiere Checked box symbol

Visit Times Square X in box symbol

Walk down the Walk of Fame in Hollywood  X in box symbol

Go glamping X in box symbol

Attend a festival X in box symbol

Feed a baby animal X in box symbol

Take my gran to Florida X in box symbol

Go snorkeling  X in box symbol

Visit a tea roomChecked box symbol completed August 2015

Have a song written about me X in box symbol

Go on a Disney Cruise X in box symbol

So, there’s my bucket list. Full of a ton of things I’ve been wanting to do for a while but never realised how much I really wanted to do it until recently. I’ve made a start, so that’s positive!

What’s on your bucket list? I love to hear about people’s hopes and dreams, so if you have a blog post about your bucket list, please link it in the comments so I can read!

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

Interviews and Grocery Shopping

Hello!

I haven’t done a typical life post in… well… ever? I feel like after some of the crazy things I’ve been up to lately, it’s time to share some of it with you. So, grab yourself a cuppa, sit back and let’s chat.

“Would you like to interview The Janoskians?” One of the questions I was asked about a week ago. My mind was blown. Me? Interview The Janoskians? What is life?! For those of you who aren’t aware of who The Janoskians are, they are a group of five kids from Melbourne, Australia who post videos on YouTube. They’ve basically shot to fame through social media and winning the hearts of many teenagers and young adults across the world. I may not be their number one fan, but my friends go crazy over them. I can’t go a day on Twitter without seeing the words “Jai Brooks” or “Janofest” on my timeline. So, when Maximum POP!  offered me the chance to do a phone interview with them, there was no hesitation when it came to the answer. “YES. Yes, a thousand times yes.”

I’ve interviewed a few known faces from my time with CLIConline such as X Factor’s Matt Cardle, TV Chef Gino D’acampo and One Direction’s support act, Camryn, to name a few. I’ve been doing this since I was 15 but now it feels more real and like bigger doors are opening for me. In the space of a month I’ve interviewed two YouTubers, The Janoskians (Who are YouTubers but also do other stuff now, like music…), the director of Big Hero 6, the voice of Baymax from the film and a a member of the band Rixton. How crazy is that? When I tell people what I’ve done, they tend to think I live some lavish luxurious life and have money coming out of my earholes.

Image Credit: http://images.dailystar-uk.co.uk/
Image Credit: http://images.dailystar-uk.co.uk/

“Jazz, shopping is here, can you unpack it please?” Sigh. Back to reality. I’m no fancy pants journalist with a posh car and rich mansion (although the work my mother and stepdad have done on the house is amazing. I’ll have to do a house tour post one day…) I’m a 19 year old who still lives with her parents and visits my dad on a regular basis. I’m a fangirl, I’m no model or born with the beauty you’d see on the cover of Vogue. I don’t even have an office to do my work in. It’s just me, my laptop and wherever I feel like sitting (although the new sofa isn’t one to lounge on, so I’ve been banned from flopping out on there to work.)

In between doing these interviews and writing articles, I’ve been looking after my dad. I’m not his carer and he doesn’t need one. Well, not really. You see, he’s been ill since October. Nothing fatal, thankfully, but just some complications and it’s given us all quite a scare. He was very ill for a good few months and Christmas was not the same with him in hospital. But, he’s recently been released and just needs a helping hand to get back on his feet again, so that’s where I stepped in to stay a few nights to make sure he settled okay. He’s not fit enough to go bouncing about the place or anything, but he’s much better than he was. He still needs a bit of help and so I’ve been doing a lot of running around to make sure he has everything he needs. It can be hard, sometimes. Seeing a parent who used to do things for you not being well enough to do what they want and the tables have turned so now you’re doing things for them sometimes hits you and makes you feel emotional, but I’m not complaining. My dad (as well as my mother and the rest of my family) are my world and wherever I can help, I will. Even if it means having to delay interviews to put the ASDA shop away.

My dad and I on set of a photoshoot I had about two years ago for a newspaper article about me :D I thought this was a cute photo to include...
My dad and I on set of a photoshoot I had about two years ago for a newspaper article about me 😀 I thought this was a cute photo to include… although I don’t look much like this anymore

This year looking as though it’s going to be a pretty exciting one. After going to see The X Factor about two weeks ago, it’s got me super excited for the other concerts coming up. I’ll be seeing Olly Murs in just over a week’s time followed by two One Direction concerts and 5 Seconds of Summer in three consecutive days. Not to mention my best friend, Courtney, will be coming from England to visit for a few days. She’s just started blogging and I’ve been bitten by the blogging bug so we’ve got lots planned  do together while she’s here! I’ll also be seeing Disney on Ice in May with my family, so that’s another review to expect in the near future.

Life’s pretty crazy, if you ask me. One minute I’m doing something that not many would ever expect to do – especially at my age – and the next, I’m moping about the house in my PJs grumbling at the sun getting in my eyes and the time of day I’m awake. But, despite some flaws, I don’t think I’d change this life for the world. *cue Hannah Montana*

Anyway, expect to see more from me this year as I’m trying to maintain this blog and make it the best it can be, so there also may be a few changes going on now and then. I can’t really categorise myself as any specific blog other than lifestyle, because I cover anything and everything. But, whatever you see me as, I hope you’ll enjoy my upcoming posts and join in on the rollercoaster with me because I plan on sharing everything with you! Let’s be best buddies, yeah?

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Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

Meet & Greet – Introducing myself

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Nice to e-meet you. My names Jazmin but everyone calls me Jazz, so feel free to do the same if you’d like. In fact, I don’t think anyone ever calls me Jazmin except for people at the hospital or the bank. The only reason “Jazmin” is in my URL is because “Jazz” wasn’t available and would probably be a copyright since it’s a song from a movie and whatnot. Sorry, rambling.

I’m a soon-to-be-nineteen (like literally my birthday’s next week- heads up if you want to get me anything!) year old journalism and English student from South Wales, UK. I study with the Open University for my BA Hons English Literature & Creative Writing degree and I also study with the London School of Journalism via distant learning for my Freelance writing in Music & the Arts, so you can probably guess what my passion is? That’s right- Science! Okay, that was a (really rubbish) joke. I’m a very keen writer and I’ve had a lot of experience in my less than two decades on this planet, but not enough in my opinion. Continue reading “Meet & Greet – Introducing myself”

Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.