Two weeks ago, I turned 21. Although I am very proud of myself for already accomplishing so much this early in my twenties, there are still so many things I want to do while I’m young. I was going to write about 21 lessons that I learned in 21 years, but I thought about sharing with you all some things that I want to achieve and do before I turn 22.
- Graduate from my undergraduate degree
With the current world situation, graduation has been postponed to March, but I am very excited to graduate.
- Travel solo
I already caught some flights alone, but this year I want to visit a city in the UK by myself to learn more about myself.
- Start my master’s degree
I always wanted to study at university but never thought about doing a master’s degree until I moved to the UK. I plan to start in September 2020, but when I graduate, I will already be 22.
- Go to another country
If the current situation was not happening, by this time I would be travelling to the United States with my family to celebrate my birthday and the fact that I finished university. So before I turn 22 or at the moment I turn 22, I hope I can make this trip or another one outside Europe.
- Apply for and secure a job
In 2020/21, I will be actively looking for a role in marketing, communications or events that will allow me to put in practice what I learned on my degree and to develop more skills.
- Try to eat less meat and fish
I am not pretending to radically start being vegetarian, but I am planning to start eating less fish and meat. I am not doing it because of any health problems, but sometimes I feel like I don’t need the amount of fish and meat that I usually eat.
- Learn to cook
To achieve the one mentioned before, I need to start learning how to cook vegetarian and vegan meals.
- Read at least 7 books
I love to read, and during summer I usually read 3 books or more, but this year I want to continue reading books during the winter, so I set a target of 7 books until I turn 22.
- Learn a new language
I already speak two languages, but this year I decided I wanted to learn a new language and I am currently learning Spanish (to be more fluent) and French.
- Do more exercise
As I mentioned before here on the blog, I am not someone who loves to exercise and going to the gym, but during quarantine, I started exercising at home. I hope I can maintain this for the all summer and continue being motivated.
- Drink more water
This is super important and is something that I have to change in my life.
Every year I donate clothing to a local church near my town in Portugal, but this year I plan to give at least £5 a month for a different cause.
- Spend less time on my phone
I currently spend 4 hours a day on my phone, and I think that is too much, so I want to start spending half of that time on my phone and if possible 2 hours a day.
- Add £1,000 to my savings
I don’t usually save a lot of money, but next year I want to start saving more money, and by June next year I hope I will have saved at least £1,000.
- Watch the sunrise and the sunset
I love watching the sunset at the beach, but this year I plan to watch the sunrise and the sunset in the same day, and I hope I can accomplish it by summer.
- Meet new people
I am a person who loves to talk with everyone, and one of my goals every year is to meet new people.
- Find a new hobby
I want to find something new that I enjoy doing for fun.
- Plan an interrail
My best friend and I always wanted to interrail around Europe, and we planned to do it this summer, but since it didn’t happen, we are planning to do it next year.
- Start driving
I have already had my driving licence for 2 years, but since I did my practical exam, I haven’t driven again, so I hope I can lose the fear that I have now and that I can start driving.
- Spend time with my family
I love spending time with my family, and the older I get, I understand more how important it is to have a good relationship with your family and spending time with them.
- Do an online course
During summer I am planning to do a few online courses, and then I can write a post about it.
- Do something good for myself and someone every day
So there you have my 22 things to do before I turn 22 and I have 12 months to complete them. I am so excited to take on this challenge and tick off all of my achievements! What goals have you set yourself before your next birthday?
See you next week,