Having just been through a “quarter-life crisis” I am now setting myself goals to complete before I am 25. That gives me 2 and a half years to complete everything on the list – which definitely sounds like a lot more than it is. Why am I doing this? So that I ACTUALLY do more with my life and have goals to help keep me going.
Learn How To Cook
This is something I often leave to my partner because I am 1. too lazy and 2. don’t really know how to do it myself. Before I am 25 I want to be able to make all my meals myself.
2. Learn to speak another language
My partner and I want to learn German so by the time I am 25 I want to speak at least one other language other than English.
3. Learn To Worry less
I worry about every single little thing to the point that even going to the shops can stress me out. By the time I am 25 I want to have cracked down on this and bring my worry down to the bigger things.
4. Take More Risks
I am not a natural risk taker. Like really, staying out past 10 give me heart palpitations. Taking more risks will also bring me new opportunities which is something I want.
5. Make more time for friends
This is something I am bad at, as I can get quite caught up in my career, but it’s important to take a break and make room in your schedule for friends.
6. Find My Dream Job
This isn’t just finding a job, it’s figuring out what I actually want to do with my life. I need to find what I want to do for the rest of my working life and work towards that.
7. Write A Book
This is an obvious one, but I love writing and find it very therapeutic so writing a book is a no brainer for me.
8. Visit At Least 3 Different Countries
As I now run a travel blog I have completely absorbed the travel bug and want to travel to so many places I’ve never been before. Hopefully by 25 I can scratch off 3 more places.
9. Save Money
I haven’t quite had the chance to build up savings yet, but I hope that by 30 I have been able to save enough money up to be comfortable.
10. Write, Perform and Direct a Play
Okay, I have *kind of* already done this one, but I want to have a show at the Edinburgh Fringe before I am 25 (and hopefully before I am 24).
11. Learn To Swim
I can swim, but not well. So I want to learn how to swim well, because you never know when you might need it.
12. Learn to Play an Instrument
Probably Ukulele, but I want to be proficient in at least one instrument before I reach 25.
13. Get Better At Social Media
This is something I need to be working on. Although I am good at running my OWN social media, I’d like to be able to run other social media accounts for other people.
14. Start A Drama Group
As an adult who is interested in amateur theatre I’d love to give other adults with the same interest a chance to be involved in Am Dram as part of a drama group I have set up. This is a dream I’ve always had, but I’d like to make it a reality by 25.
15. Buy A Flat/House
This is an obvious one, but I’d love to have bought a house or flat by the time I am 25, somewhere I can make my very own and renovate to my hearts content.
16. Live In A Foreign Country
I want to experience a new culture and live in a totally different world. I want to learn the language from the locals and learn what it’s like to live somewhere other than the UK.
17. Start a Business
This is a goal very little people who know me will know about, but I want to at some point in my life start my own business.
18. Be Involved In A Protest
If nothing else, I want the experience of standing up for a cause I truly care about.
19. Be a Nicer Person
This is something I want to start trying now, but be nicer to people. Treat others how you’d like to be treated.
20. Have a Balanced Diet
This is something that learning to cook will help with, but I aim to have a much more balanced diet by the age of 30 for health reasons.
21. Let Things Go
I want to stop holding on to petty grudges and just get over things.
22. Spend More Time With Family
This is because I feel like I sometimes take them for granted, however also because they make me relax and keep me humble.
23. Have a More Successful Blog
I intend to do this by working on my 2 blogs and making them the very best they could possibly be.
24. Sort Out My Bed Time
Yeah, I tend to go to bed way too late on “school nights” and this is something I want to get a grip on.