I spent most of my childhood dreaming about being an adult. I always just wanted to grow up, but now I’m actually an adult, I kind of can’t believe its true, especially the thought of turning 21 in less than 4 months!
And although I am an adult now, I still spend most of my time thinking about my adulthood dreams, and who and where I want to be when I grow up. Now I’m a real sucker for setting impossible targets, then putting up with the inevitable disappointment of not hitting them, and I’m really working on changing this habit, so as far as the next few years go, I’m just going to set five goals, some a little far out, but all possible if I work crazy hard to make them happen!
1. Personal: Move out
I love living at home, I really do, and I can’t imagine what it will be like not living with my parents, but I really don’t want to be 25 and still sleeping in my childhood bedroom! I never went away to university like my sister did, so I think it’ll be a huge culture shock, but I’ve always dreamed of having my own place and although I have no immediate plans to fly the nest (especially given my next point), its definitely something to look into in the next few years.
2. Professional: Open a shop
If you keep up to date with me, you might have heard me talk about my cake business, which I’m super proud of, and my ultimate goal is to open a cake shop in my hometown of Bournemouth, and be able to dance around a kitchen full-time. I’ve been playing around with this thought for the last few years, but when I come back from my Tokyo Disney trip in July, its going to become a top priority for me, and I really hope that 2015/16 is the year of Lottie’s Cupcakes!
3. Fitness: Run a marathon
If I’d had said this to myself a year ago, I would have laughed so hard at how ridiculous it sounds, but I actually like to think that it might be possible. I’m not saying this year, or even next year, and probably only just the one time, but I think by the time I turn 25 I’d like to be able to say that I’ve completed a marathon! Spoiler: it will be a Disney one.
4. Travel: Go on a solo holiday
I’m so lucky to have been able to visit all the incredible places in the world that I have done, and am eternally grateful to my parents for all of those experiences, but I have never actually travelled anywhere without them, or as part of a school group; I’ve never even been on a holiday with friends! With that in mind, single gal I am, I’m really excited to be going on a road trip in October around Europe, and although I will be meeting my family for a weekend in Disneyland Paris, I’ll be doing the rest of the two week excursion with only my thoughts for company; call me crazy!
5. Just for fun: Read at least 25 of The Guardians Top 100 Greatest Novels
This might not sound like a hoot to some, but I do love to read and I hate how little time I can find, and also that I didn’t read more classics while I was at school. I think 25 is a doable number, its about 6 books a year, so one every 2 months.. It helps that I recently discovered Penguins Clothbound Classics, which are beautiful books and I’m hoping to build up a nice little collection of them!
Five goals, four years and 3 and a bit months, can I do it?