In a months time I’ll be turning 25. Yes I’ve been alive 25 whole years in a months time. I can’t believe how time has flown over the past ten years and when I think of things I’ve done and said over the years of growing up it makes me cringe. Especially when I attempted to predict what my future would hold when I was seventeen.
I remember at the time talking to a college friend when I was seventeen about where I wanted myself to be when I turned 25. I wanted to have a boyfriend and start a family. YES I wanted to start a family at 25! Fair enough to people who do do that, but for me it’s a definite no.
However the year after that when I was eighteen I decided that twenty-five was too young, and when I turned 28 that would be the year of me settling down and having a family.
Since that time I have started my career (somewhat!), been in a young relationship, a pathetic relationship and now in a serious relationship. I still live at home and I earn sod all money. I don’t think I’m ready to have children in the next 3-4 years, do you?
However I’m not getting any younger and in a months time I’ll be halfway to 50 and that’s a pretty scary thought when I look at how my life is at the moment.
I won’t lie, in the next 5-6 years I would like to be in my own home with my boyfriend, if we wanna get married then so be it, be in a good job, have a puppy/doggy, and finally start thinking about having a family of my own.
Considering the past 4-5 years have flown by its pretty scary that the next 5-6 years are going to fly by just as quickly. Especially with the fact this year has just gone, I can only imagine that the same is going to happen next year too.
So with New Years just around the corner, which also has New Years resolutions tagged onto it I’m thinking of some life goals to go through next year. Big ones at that! I’m thinking if I set myself 5 to complete every year until I turn 30, I’ll hopefully finally be where I want to be in life within those 5 years.
1. To be moving into my own home by the end of 2015.
Over the past couple of months my boyfriend and I have come to the decision that we do want to move in together and the sooner we can, the better. As much as I love living at home (okay that might be a little bit of a white lie) I want my own space. Whilst my family were away for 2 weeks I LOVED just having the house to myself, being able to cook what I wanted, when I wanted and not worrying about anything clashing. It was just amazing to have all that space to myself and it was nice having my boyfriend there with me everyday. Times like that show us both that we CAN stand each other for more than a few minutes and as well as that we were able to go and do our own thing and not have a problem.
2. To have a new car by the end of 2015.
As much as I love my little red bug, I would like a new car soon. In 2017 it’ll be 20 years old and whilst it serves it’s purpose for driving from local places A-B, I can’t drive to university and nor can I drive to my boyfriend’s house, so it means I often have to get trains, lifts, etc which is extremely frustrating when I know how to drive and I want to have the chance to drive on motorways but my car just causes my anxiety to flare. The worry it wouldn’t be able to handle the distance is a worry to me for a start. I wouldn’t want a brand new car, but a second-hand car that’s just had one owner would suit me. My car now only had one owner before me and it was perfect. What made it less perfect was when someone hit it a couple of years ago whilst I was at work. She admitted it was her fault and I got some compensation. Sadly though my cars value dropped by over £500 and it really annoyed me, and still does to this day. I guess it does make me paranoid to have another car incase it happens again… But if you live life-like that you won’t get anywhere.
3. Pass my MA at university with a 2:1.
This is one of my biggest worries at the moment… I finish in September 2015 and whilst it seems far away I know it’ll creep up on me before I know it. I mean next Friday is my last day at university until the end of January now. Crazy huh? Also in a months time as well as getting older, I have five assignments to hand in. Yep FIVE! I’m really anxious about it, but I know with a few late nights and some hard work it’ll all be done in time. BUT I really want to be able to pass with a good mark, a 2:1 would be perfect for me and that is what I’m aiming towards. I’ll have to decide if I want to continue at my university to study my PhD or go and study it at a closer university… Decisions, decisions.
4. Go to Japan for a two-week holiday.
I would love to visit Japan as I have spoken about in the past on my blog and that urge is still very strong. After attending Comic Con at the end of November I want to go more than ever and knowing me I won’t want to come back home! It wouldn’t be cheap to go and I’d probably be inclined to travel out later in the year of 2015 for various reasons. I’d want to go after I finish university as a sort of “congratulations, you finished!” treat, plus it’s an excuse to go, isn’t it? This being said if me and my boyfriend get a house together, I doubt we would be able to afford it. I’d much rather sacrifice a holiday, than a possible home and investment.
5. Get a tattoo!
Okay, this is a silly one and if I don’t do it it isn’t any biggie! I’ve already found the tattoo artist who I would want to do my piece, Charlotte Timmons (here’s her Instagram account, check out her work!) who has also done a piece for my friend, which was beautiful. She does some gorgeous pieces and her animal ones stick out the most to me. As regular readers will know, I LOVE foxes and the fact she tattoos them makes me very happy. It’s an added bonus how beautiful her fox work is. A recent piece (which is the image above) came up on her Instagram and the after pictures of the girl who had it, it’s stunning and really has made me want a fox piece by her now. I might not get a tattoo ever and it’ll constantly be a fantasy never actually played out in reality, but nonetheless and as Mr Potato Head said in Toy Story “hey, I can dream, can’t I?”
Will I stick to these? I know at least three of them I’m going to try and succeed in this year, not because they’re goals but because I know I want them enough to get what I want!
As I do every year, I will make some little New Year’s resolutions up for myself, but those will be up on the 31st of December. So keep your eyes peeled for those.
Will you be having a go at creating some years goals? If so, what would you come up with? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time, take care all and I hope you’ve had a good December so far.