Monday, 24 June 2019

21 THINGS TO DO BEFORE I TURN 21

Posing outside the Guinness storehouse in Dublin
As of Wednesday, it will have one year and 6 months until my next big birthday. And in true Fran style, I've written a list of 21 things I would like to do before I turn 21.

01. Move out. I'm moving out 81 days, so this is one that I can tick off very soon.

02. Live in a different city. I'm moving to York so that's another one to tick off the list. I've never been to York so it'll be a completely new experience that will force me out of my comfort zone. 

03. Pass my first year of university. After being out of education for over a year, it's going to be hard adjusting to the system again but I'm positive that I will make it through the first of four years at university. 

04. Climb a mountain. Becca and I have spoken about climbing Mount Snowdon in Wales over the summer, nothing has been planned but it's going to happen. Speaking it into existence!

05. Treat myself to something designer. This is materialistic but I have had my eye on various designer items over the years but I've never been able to justify buying any of it, my 21st is the perfect excuse.

06. Learn a new skill. I want to be able to do coffee art, calligraphy or something creative like actually being able to use all the functions on my Olympus Pen.

07. Do something different with my hair. I've never done anything different with my hair and I want to switch up my look. I've wanted to dye it jet black for years but I know dying curly hair can be really damaging and I don't know if it's worth it.

08. Run a marathon. This is my second year in the ballot to do the London marathon in 2020, if I get pulled then that's another thing to tick off my list. 

09. Go vegan for a week. I could never be a full-time vegan, I enjoy cheese too much but once I move out and I'm buying my own groceries, I'm going to attempt veganism for a week. 

10. Apply for British citizenship and get a British passport. I've passed my life in the UK test and B1 English language exam. All I need to do now is fill in and send off my application for British citizenship and wait for approval. 

11. Volunteer. Back in 2014, I took part in NCS and I would love to go back as an NCS graduate and be a team leader. 

12. Learn to change a tyre. I've been driving for 2 years and I still can't change a tyre. The last time my tyre needed changing I called RAC to do it for me. 

13. Bungee jump. I did a skydive back in March and conquered my fear of heights and now I'm ready to conquer my fear of falling. 

14. Take a solo trip somewhere. After reading Emmanuela's post about her solo trip to Paris, I was left feeling inspired. My first solo trip can be abroad or to another UK city, for a weekend or a week. Something to trigger my comfort zone.

15. Apply for a summer internship or work experience/shadowing role. You get 3-4 months off during university for summer and I can't think of a better way to pass the time than by doing something that will boost my cv.

16. See more natural wonders. Can you tell I love Geography? This year alone I've seen Giant's Causeway, the Dark Hedges, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. 

17. Get my first 'big' tattoo. Currently, I have 5 little tattoos but I'm very eager to get a big piece on my back, calf, thigh or upper-inner arm in the next few months to a year.

18. Save to go travelling. My travel bucket list fills half a notebook, there are so many places I want to visit for specific reasons, mainly to see geographical landforms or celebrate their national holiday. E.g. Celebrate St Patrick's day in Dublin and see Giant's Causeway - both of which I ticked off back in March. I'm currently saving to do a tour of Southeast Asia, would you be interested in a travel series? Where I talk about saving from scratch, planning etc

19. Get a new piercing. I've been umming and arring about getting my daith or rook pierced for years, this is the year I do it!

20. Start saving for a mortgage. I feel like I'm too young to be thinking about this but one of my goals in life is to own a property. I've always lived in rented houses and moved from place to place. I can't wait to settle in one place and make it feel like my home and not like I'm living in someone else's space temporarily.

21. Plan and host my 90's themed party. I've never had a birthday party due to being born on a festive bank holiday but for my 21st, I'm hoping to throw a 90's themed party 2 weekends before my actual birthday.

Read my last bucket list: 18 THINGS BEFORE 18

Fran
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