I turn 21 in less than 2 weeks and that got me thinking about what I want to do in the year that I am 21. I have come up with a bucket list kind of list of things I want to do and achieve in the year that I am 21. Some of the things are simple to achieve other not so much. I want to do the most I can with the one year that I am 21. Here are the 21 things I want to do whilst I am 21!
1. Go to Disneyland Paris
I am going to Disneyland Paris for 4 days in the middle of October, so I know this is going to happen. I love Disney so much and haven’t been to a Disneyland in a long while, so I am excited to have a Disney holiday again. I am going to make a list of things I want to do in Disneyland whilst I’m there so watch out for that!
2. Get better at graphic design
I love designing things both on paper and on a computer, but I just do this for fun at the minute. This year I want to practise more and spend more time improving my design skills. I would love to be able to show off my work and be proud of it. So, this year I am going to take time to practise my graphic designing and see where that takes me.
3. Travel as much as possible
I want to make effort this year to travel as much as possible. This doesn’t have to be abroad or somewhere else in the country. It could just be somewhere nearby I have never been to before. I want to see a lot of places this year and I am going to try my best to see new places. I will go abroad and to places I know well though.
4. Learn to cook some of my favourite meals
I am not a very good cook! I can cook a few things and that’s about it. I have many favourite meals though and I cannot cook any of them. In my 21st year I am going to try to learn how to cook these meals. I want my Grandma to teach me how to make her potato cakes, I want to make the perfect chicken, mash potatoes and gravy. I also want to make an amazing pizza and some delicious crusty bread!
5. Spend more time with my Grandparents
This one is one I am going to make a lot of effort to do. I love my Grandparents and love spending time with them. Now that I am earning money and have weekends free I want to take my Grandparents on some days out. I want to treat them and thank them for everything they did for me as a child and still do. They deserve to be treated to something nice. I am going to spend as much time as I can with them this year and make a real effort to do so.
6. Watch my Mum run a marathon
My Mum has got a place the London marathon next year after running her first ever marathon this year. I didn’t get to watch her run her marathon because I was at work and couldn’t take the time off. This time I am going to watch my Mum run her marathon and be incredibly proud of her. I don’t want to miss out on an opportunity like this again.
7. Take more pictures
I have wanted to do this for a long-time but have never put any effort into it. Now though I work in at a camera company. This is making me want to take more pictures. So, in my 21st year I am going to take as many pictures as possible. Have the good ones printed out and put into photo albums. I want to remember as many things as I can from my 21st year and be able to look back at them years down the line. What better way to do this than to take more pictures.
8. Blog more
I want to take more time out of my free time to dedicate to blogging. I love blogging so much and want to dedicate more of my time to it. Currently I blog when I have the chance and don’t put time aside for it. From now on I want to make certain times every day/every week to dedicate to blogging. I want to be more productive with my blog and get on more of a schedule when it comes to blogging.
9. Go to as many concerts as possible
I love going to concerts and shows and try every year to save money up specifically for them. There is a lot of bands and shows I want to see again and have never seen before that are going on tour this year and next year and I am going to try to go as many of them as possible. Concerts fill me with so much joy and are always a different experience depending on the band and the show. In my 21st year I hope to go to as many as possible!
10. Reread Matilda and The BFG
When I was younger these books meant the world to me. I haven’t reread them for a long time. I am going to try this year to reread them both and see what effect they have on me at 21. As a child Matilda made me want to read non-stop and is one of the main reasons I became such a big reader. I want to look back on these books and reread them to see if I will view them differently.
11. Attend YALC 2019 with my book besties
I want to attend YALC again in 2019 but want to do it solely with my book besties. I want to spend the weekend staying in a house with my incredible friends and have fun at a convention of things we all love. We are already planning this! I cannot wait to spend a weekend with my book besties and be surrounded by books.
12. Make a book photo album
I want to make a photo album this year that I can add to in and look at for years to come completely about books. I want it to include pictures of books I have taken, pictures of me with authors I have met, pictures I have taken at book events. Anything related to book that I have taken pictures of and been to will go into this album. It will be a nice way to remember all the things that have happened thanks to books and blogging. Not only that but it will just be lovely to look at when I’m feeling a little down.
13. Own a book shelf
This might come as a surprise to some, but I don’t own a bookshelf. All my books are stored in boxes under my bed because I don’t have a lot of room in my bedroom. I want to try this year to make room for bookshelves and to organise all my books. I want to give some books away and display the books I love. I need a bookshelf to do this, so I want to make room for bookshelves in my 21st year!
14. Rescue an animal
This one might be difficult. Last year I rescued a baby hedgehog and it has made a huge effect on my life. I would love to have the opportunity to rescue another animal. If this doesn’t happen in my 21st year that doesn’t matter, but I would love to do it.
15. Rekindle my love for swimming
I have loved to swim ever since I was aged 2. I had swimming lessons, was part of a swimming team and swam for fun. When I turned 16 I just stopped swimming. I only ever swim now when I am on holiday and even then, I only swim a little. I want to sign up at a swimming pool and go swimming at least once a week. It will rekindle a love for a hobby I’ve had all my life whilst keeping me healthy.
16. Go on as many days out with David as possible
Now that I get full weekends off and so does David we are getting more time to spend together and do things we actually want to do rather than work. Sometimes we just want chill days, but I want to make the effort for us to have as many days out as possible. Even if this is just going to a park, going shopping, going on a drive. I just want to spend as much time with David as possible, as spend a lot of that time having wonderful days out with him.
17. Visit the Harry Potter Studios at Christmas
I have wanted to this for a long time. I want to go or book to go to the Harry Potter Studios around Christmas time. I want to see Hogwarts in the snow! I loved going for my 18th birthday and want to go back, take as many pictures as possible and see what is new at the studios. I feel like this will be something that happens when I am 22 but I will certainly plan and book whilst I am 21.
18. Save money for every book I read in the year
I am already doing this currently, but I plan on doing it again. I am thinking to maybe up the money I put aside for each book I read too. Currently I am putting aside £5 for every book I read, and this has meant that I have saved up enough money for me and Mum to go on holiday to Barcelona together. I want to do this again so that me and my Mum can do on another holiday together in 2020!
19. Watch the sunrise and sunset in Lanzarote
This is one to do when it comes to my summer holiday with David. We are going back to Lanzarote again, but I want to try this year to watch the sunrise and sunset one day whilst we are there. I think it will be a lovely thing to witness and take pictures of. Especially in such a beautiful place I love being.
20. Keep a bullet journal for a whole year
I started a bullet journal at the beginning of September and I am enjoying using it. For the year I am 21 I want to keep and fill a bullet journal. I want to stay organised and be creative at the same time and I feel a bullet journal is the best way for me to do this. So, I hope to keep and fill a bullet journal for a whole year whilst I am 21!
21. Have fun
Finally, I want to have a fun year being 21 I want to do as much as I can and enjoy what I am doing! Bring on this year!
There you have it! 21 things I want to do whilst I am 21! What do you want to do in the next year? Let me know in the comments below!
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