Yeah, 2013 is almost over. I’m sure you wouldn’t have noticed, obviously, unless you were constantly bombarded with end of the year lists on every single website you frequent. You know, things like “The Best Albums Of 2013” or “The Weirdest Kanye West Moments of 2013” or “My 13 Favorite Pap Smears Of 2013.”
Anyway, if the end of the year is causing you a whole lot of stress because you didn’t do this or didn’t do that, relax. Well, relax and then figure out what you should really do before the end of the year. Nothing ridiculous like spilling your guts out to your crush or make out with a hot French chick. No, I’m talking things that you can realistically accomplish before you’re watching the ball drop.
So without further ado, here are the 13 things you have to do before the end of 2013.
Get Together With That Friend You've Been Meaning To Get Together WithYou know that friend who you were all "OMG WE NEED TO HANG OUT" to a few months ago...and you never hung out with them? Just do it. Text 'em, e-mail 'em, call 'em...whatever you have to do to actually go out with this friend of yours. Source: Vivian Girls/Polyvinyl Records/Youtube
Go Thrifting For Cool OuterwearChannel your inner Denise Huxtable and scope out some killer sweaters and coats. Thrift stores are a goldmine for them, so be prepared to fall in love. Source: The Cosby Show/CBS
Find A Band To Obsess Over For The New YearSome of my friends are obsessed with the band HAIM and I don't blame them. They're some seriously rad chicks. Find a band--new or old--to fall in love with and make sure you turn all your friends onto them in the upcoming year. Source: Wenn Photos
Make A Mix Of Songs That Meant A Lot To You This YearYou know how some songs just immediately transport you to a very specific time, a particular moment or even a certain smell? Throw all the songs that made you feel those feels this year on a mix and share it with your friends on 8track! I mean, as long as that song doesn't remind you of a gross smell. That's a lot less exciting. Source: Shutterstock
Get Around To Watching Some Good TVHaven't watched Orange Is The New Black? Watch it. Haven't watched My Mad Fat Diary? Um, how many times do I have to tell y'all to watch it? Take a couple of days to watch a show people have been clamoring about so that you can look forward to the new season next year! Source: My Mad Fat Diary/E4
Do An Easy DIY ProjectSpend a Sunday afternoon getting crafty. We have a bunch of DIY recs for you to choose from! Source: Pretty In Pink/Paramount
Binge Watch Some Classic MoviesWhether it's a '70s dark comedy like Harold And Maude or a Japanese film from the ''50s, check out some old school movies and binge watch them over your holiday vacation. Then come back from break as a total film snob so that your friends can't stand you. Source: Harold And Maude/Paramount
Make A List Of Things You've Done In 2013You might feel like you haven't done much this year...and maybe you didn't. But you should at least write down a list of fun and memorable moments and little victories of the past year. Even the grimmest years have a couple of bright spots. It might cheer you up and make you more determined to have a dope 2014. Source: The To Do List/CBS Films
Have A Night Purely Meant For Watching Old Music Videos With Your FriendsWatch a bunch of TLC, Britney Spears, Blink 182, Spice Girls, NSync...watch all of the videos. All of them. It's such a fun way to take a walk down memory lane. Source: Wenn Photos
Read A Book You've Been Meaning To Get Around ToWith work and school it's so tough to actually read books you want to read. Finish a quick read one weekend, you won't regret it and, hey, who knows how long it'll be until the next opportunity arises! Source: Moonrise Kingdom/Focus Features
Scour Food Blogs For A New Dish To MakeMake sure to make your friends and family your guinea pigs just in case it sucks. Source: Shutterstock
Hang Out With Your Family...SeriouslyUnless your family is the worst, they're at least tolerable. Do some fun family activity like going out to dinner or seeing a movie. Or you can do what my parents and I do as bonding and yell at cable news shows. It doesn't have to be a big to do, just chill and spend time together. Source: The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air/NBC
Go Ice SkatingBecause why the hell not? Source: Shutterstock
What’s on your end of the year bucket list? What have you done or accomplished that surprises you? Tell us in the comments!