Sunday 2 August 2015

Not Nineteen Forever.

A week ago I kissed goodbye to my teenage years and said hello to being a fully fledged 20 year old adult. This, I feel is not a good thing, I don't want to be a grown up and start having to opt for something healthier than chocolate for breakfast and have to start making my own doctors appointments. 

However, if Sex And The City has taught me anything it's that getting older isn't always necessarily a bad thing, and I am only 20, which in the grand scheme of things is pretty fresh out the womb. 

So, I thought that since I am now half way to 40 and a quarter of the way to 80 I would set some little goals and aspirations for myself to work towards in my twenties.. even if I don't achieve them. A wise person once said that setting goals is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future and for motivating you to turn your visions into reality. So in light of that, here are the small things I would like to achieve within the next 10 years.

I haven't done much travelling my past twenty years on earth, so I would like to change that. I want to live in a different country even if it's just for a few months, experience different cultures and see everything this wonderful planet we live on has to offer and ideally I would like it to be while i'm still young, I have no plans set in stone yet but I hope to start saving towards an adventurous very near future. 

Not physically, I think my days of dreaming that I will one day be over 5'3 are over. But I want to grow as I person. I want to experience new things and better myself as a human. So this means I hope to go to college and work towards getting a degree and one day have a job I love. I even want to grow and expand my mind simply by reading books, there's so much you can do to better yourself by just incorporating small things into your daily routine. 

Learn to be self sufficient
I'm lucky enough to be 20, still living at home and have my mam do a lot for me. So unfortunately this means I can't cook, clean, use a washing machine or all the other womanly duties girls in the 50's were doing as toddlers. Although I don't plan on becoming a house wife who bakes cookies I still think it's important to be able to cook myself a well balanced dinner if necessary, this i'm working on. 

Attain a good skincare routine
I recently read an article that said looking after your skin in your 20s is vital. So, I wear sunscreen everyday regardless of the weather, which I have been doing for the past 3 or so years and I try my best to take off my make up effectively at night and moisturize. This will all ensure that my skin will be as wrinkle free as possible for as long as possible. I also plan on investing in an eye cream once I turn 25, I still got 5 years to be young and wild until then though.

That's all lovelies, i'll be sure to check in in 10 years time and see how much of this I have actually achieved!


I hope you all had a lovely weekend! 
Adele x


  1. Happy Birthday for a week ago! This is such a lovely post, I turn 20 in a few months and I have very similar goals. I feel uni is slowly but surely making me become more self sufficient, but I'd love to learn how to cook as well as my mum! x

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    1. Thank you, happy birthday in a few months! hehe x

  2. Happy belated birthday :) There's something about entering the ~20s that seems a little scary//fun isn't there? I'm such a failure when it comes to sunscreen, I should really start doing that more haha.xx


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