On Saturday 23 September I turned 24 years old. Officially in my mid-twenties, proper ‘adult’ life some might say.
I always thought reaching your mid-twenties meant you’d have so much of your life sorted out. I thought I’d be engaged, maybe even married. I thought I’d own my very own house and have a dog and a cat. I thought I’d be in a well paid job that I loved and would be going on holidays all the time.
But I’ve come to realise how far from that life really is. Don’t get me wrong some amazing things have happened in my twenties. I graduated University, I got my little cat Zeus, I moved more times than I’d like to remember, and I just scored my dream job in the city I’ve always loved and wanted to live in. But I’m still racked with student loans, it’ll be years before I’ll own a house, I haven’t been on a single holiday this year and I am definitely not ready to get engaged. So where does this leave me?
Well like anyone else, I’m still figuring things out. I’m taking each day as it comes and working towards making a better life for myself. But what I’ve also realised I need to do is stop living for the future and be happy with what I’ve achieved so far, and what I’m working on right now. So with that I’ve come up with some life goals I’d like to achieve by the time I’m 25. That way when I truly hit my mid-twenties I can look back on all the amazing things I’ve achieved in a year and remind myself that I’m on the right track.
Travel to at least two new countries
Reach 5,000 followers on Instagram
Do the North Coast 500
Get my fitness level back on track
Read 25 different books
Have a girls weekend with my besties
Run my first 10K
Learn to drive (finally)
Ride the Jacobite Steam Train
Visit the Warner Brothers Studio
Buy my first car
Spend more time visiting friends & family
Go vegan for a full month
Visit a proper Christmas Market
Write a blog post about all these things
And there you have it. I hope by this time next year I can say I’ve successfully completed (or at least tried) all of these things. Let me know if you’ve given yourself any life goals, I’d love to hear them!
Love Lauren -xx