Nine things to do before 2015 comes to a close

Jonathan Lee, asst. opinions editor

As 2015 comes to an end, there are still many things that you haven’t done. I have listed nine things that I believe are essential to do before 2016. If you follow these nine, I think your year will be legen…wait for it…dary.

1. If you never made a New Year’s resolution, make one. It can be as easy as not having soda for 2½ hours or choosing to run every time you go to Starbucks as part of your exercise routine, even though you probably already do. Just choose something that gives you the feeling of accomplishment.

2. As technology takes up most of our time and life nowadays , it is important to still feel human. Reading a book allows you to acknowledge that books still exist, and helps you understand that not everything is made by Apple. I recommend The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, but only if you’re into suspenseful plot twists. This a book you literally don’t want to pick up because it’s so good.

3. Learn a hip and trendy dance. One day your math teacher might yell, “No class today, dance party!” You most definitely want to have some sick moves up your sleeve. Through personal experience, I suggest the “whip” as your go to move and if things get intense take out that “nae nae.” If it gets to bar mitzvah intense though, then make sure you know the salsa.  You’ll thank me later.

4. Arguably the most important and beneficial in this list is to listen and watch Rebecca Black’s “Friday”. We’ve all seen it, but have you watched it in the last year? It should be a yearly tradition for you to listen to this song and say to yourself, “Wow, what a time to be alive.”

5. Go through your phone and look at all the memories of 2015. That may be vacation photos, field trips or some super blurry photos of you at ragers. Most importantly, look for any unsettling selfies and delete them, before anyone sees them.

6. Tell your parents you love them. Nah, scratch that. Maybe someone more important like the worker who’s making your sandwich at Subway. Tell them how you love the way they make that sandwich, and how they’re making time for you. Your time with them is limited, so your parents can wait.

7. Think of a funny New Year’s joke and get ready to post it on all social media platforms. Here’s some to spark inspiration: The last time I peed was last year. I haven’t showered since last year. I haven’t had a kiss since last year, or 5th grade for that matter. You get my drift? People love these types of tweets and statuses. Just hope that no one beats you to it.

8. Buy a new iPhone charger because you already know that your current one is going to break soon.

9. On a serious note, the last one is the most important thing to do. Sure, 2015 was a year that felt like 365 days, 52 weeks, and 8765.81 hours or something like that, but you might ask yourself if you’ve done anything worth it this year. For a worth while time follow me on Instagram @JonathanLee27.