During my entire time spent studying abroad, my main goal was to adjust to the Belgian lifestyle and subsequently assimilate so that I could be "one with the people." Four months was more than enough time to do, but whether I actually accomplished such a high aspiration is questionable.
My time in college is quite a bit longer, say, four years? While college will probably be the best four years of my life (so far) when all is said done, there is still much I have yet to see and do in Denver proper. I have professed my love for many different leisures on this blog such as sports, food, traveling, and writing, but perhaps there are other passions or that I have yet to discover.
For one, I have never skied (in my life) nor hiked since coming to Denver, and with Winter Carnival coming up, now would be as good a time as any, no? As I become more physically fit, I definitely want to hike one or more fourteeners, and actually successfully ski down a mountain. I'd say the only real obstacles with me and skiing is that it cuts into a college student's budget and that I will most probably fall on my face several times, so why not just wait for a snowy day? Of course, it's been 70s and sunny while there are blizzards in the Northeast, so that's a pleasant change of pace surely.
In the realm of sports, I have been to many Pioneer hockey and basketball games, but I have never ventured out to the Pepsi Center to see a Nuggets or Avalanche game. With all these sports teams surrounding this great city, going to see these teams in person would certainly be worthwhile. Then there's the Denver Broncos, but tickets are very hard to come by unless you know someone who knows somebody else, but alas, I sit in my apartment and watch on the television. Maybe someday my time will come.
I hesitate to list all of the restaurants I haven't been to and I want to go to, because I may just end up crushing my dreams. Like I said, this whole being a college student thing doesn't promote a swanky lifestyle, so going to restaurants like Linger, Fruition, and Rioja may have to stay off of my bucket list for the time being.
With what little free time I have, I could potentially draft up a new bucket list and actually have some things set in stone. Stay tuned?!?!