As I just turned 24 (my birthday was last Thursday), it got me thinking about how close I am to turning 25. Now I'm not one of those people who begroans the fact that they're getting older. You might want to ask me again in a few years though, when the scene might resemble that from Friends when Joey has a bit of a birthday breakdown; 'let the others grow old not me' style. So I thought that I would come up with 25 goals and realistic ones at that, to achieve before my next birthday. I'm hoping to revisit this blog post pretty frequently over the next twelve months to cross off the following goals and here they are;
1 Back up my computer - So I just watched the episode of Sex And The City where Carrie's laptop crashes and she hasn't backed anything up. For some reason that particular episode fills me with fear, mainly because I never back up anything either and the thought of losing everything on my laptop would make me a bit of an emotional mess a la Miss Bradshaw too.
6 Make it down to London for a blog or press event - I'm incredibly grateful to be invited to so many wonderful and really exciting press events down in London each year but as I stay up in Glasgow I never make it down to them. It's not the easiest of journeys to make or the cheapest but it's not impossible. Time to get myself on a train and even spend a few nights down there.
10 Learn to make one of my favourite takeaway dishes at home - There was a point in my life, I think I was about 12 years old, where I had nailed the recipe for one of my favourite takeaway dishes; vegetable pakora. Those days are long gone but it's time to rediscover that talent I think.
12 Exfoliate more - This is one part of my beauty routine that I'm particularly guilty of neglecting. I have keratosis pilaris, which basically means that I have permanent goosebumps on my arms and legs and exfoliating does help to make them less risen and visible yet I know I could and should be doing it more.
13 Host a blog meet-up (or at least help to organise one) - Attending the Scot Blog Meet last summer was so much fun and it was great to meet such a large group of fellow bloggers all in one place. I'd love to help replicate that this year.
14 Sell my prom dress - This is something that I've been meaning to do for years and years and years. My prom was in 2008 and all my dress is doing is taking up valuable space in my wardrobe. Anyone out there looking for an emerald green Coast evening dress who's also a size 12? Hehe.
16 Explore parts of Glasgow that I've never been to before - It's time to get an all-day ticket for the Subway and hop on and off at each stop to explore more of my city.
20 Go to the cinema - This might seem like a bit of a simple goal to achieve but I never go to the cinema anymore. I think the last thing I saw in the cinema was Annabelle and even then that was on a rainy day in Florida. What should I go and see first?
21 Find an alternative to dairy that I actually like - For some terrible reason milk, butter and cheese do not agree with me. Let's finally find something that kind of tastes like my old favourites.
25 Finally learn to drive - And last but not least, the one goal of mine that has thus alluded me. I haven't sat in the driver's seat since I was 17, which rather worryingly was 7 years ago. I keep saying 'one day I'll get around to it again' and never do but I really do need to at least give it a try once more.
So there we have it; the 25 goals that I have until February 11th 2017 to achieve. All I can say is, wish me luck!
How many of them do you think I'll actually tick off of this list? And do you have any goals that you've been meaning to achieve?