AD | The title of this post could have been a lot simpler, had I labelled it was it really is, a bucket list. But honestly, I’m not a fan of the phrase or the meaning behind it. It’s awfully morbid and feels so final. Why should the reason we do things be because we’re going to die, not because we want to live and experience these things? Well, that’s how I see it anyway. So today I’m talking about my 10 year goals. Not my bucket list.
I’m definitely not where I wanted to be or expected to be by the age of 26. Things happened. Shit went down. And life just didn’t pan out how I wanted it to. I’ve been extremely bitter about some of it for a long time. I’ve beaten myself up. Cried over it. And I’ve wondered over and over again what my life would have been like if X hadn’t happened.
But then I pull my big girl pants up and get on with my day. Because no amount of beating myself up and crying is going to change the past. There’s nothing I can do to change what’s happened. But I can set myself goals, experience new things and try and redeem myself going forward. At 26, 10 year goals will take me to 36, which is still very young. I have the tendency to think I’m running out of time when I’m really not.
Don’t look backwards honey, you’re not going that way
So without further ado, here’s a quick run down of some of my 10 year goals and things I want to do and achieve within the next 10 years. If they happen, they happen. If they don’t, at least I had something to aim for.
Move out and rent or buy my own place
Yes, I’m 26 and still living with my parents. And so what? People are so damn judgmental when it comes to this topic and I honestly don’t see anything wrong with still living with your parents in your 20’s. Or living on your own in your 20’s. Living with a partner, with friends or living in a freaking Coven in your 20’s.
But of course, I would like to have my own space one day. I’m excited about the whole prospect from looking at properties, to the actual moving process and hiring a moving company such as Calgary commerical movers to get my belongings from A to B and of course, decorating it how I like!
Go to a Grand Prix
If you know me by now, you’ll know that I love Formula 1 and Motorsport. I’ve been to a couple of racing events, including the DTM last August and the Blancpain GT Series just this weekend. But I’ve never been to a Grand Prix. And I hope that’ll change at some point over the next 10 years as it’s pretty high up there on my 10 year goals!
Silverstone isn’t too far from me, only a couple of hours drive so logically that would be the easiest one to go to. But personally, I’d much rather make a holiday of it and go to one of the international Grand Prix so I can experience a different country and culture at the same time as watching my favourite sport! Azerbaijan and Bahrain are high on my list.
Really make it as a blogger. Like, really
I know that sounds silly the way I’ve worded that but I really do mean it. Blogging is my biggest passion and the only thing I’ve ever stuck at and just enjoyed more and more as the years go on. I’ve always been a quitter. Someone who gave up on every hobby, every past time, every musical goddamn instrument. So knowing I found a hobby which I somehow managed to turn into a job and continue to love more and more really means a lot to me.
I’m incredibly proud of how much I’ve achieved through and with my blog. I’ve worked so hard on it. Gone through really crappy months where I’ve wondered if it’s worth it. But also had amazing opportunities like a complimentary stay in a hotel and a 3 course meal. Both of which are valid experiences. But in 10 years, my goal really is to own this thing and create a sustainable life and income from my own creation. What a dream.
Do something that really matters
Going through life wondering if anything I’m doing really matters is something I struggle with quite a lot. Most days I’m okay. But then out of the blue I’ll get hit with that wave of, ‘good God, you are utterly useless to this planet’. I’m sure I’m not alone in those feelings.
I’m sure I do and have done things that matter to people. I have a habit of never giving myself credit where it’s due. I raised over £900 for Cancer Research all on my own just a year after I started my blog by doing a sponsored readathon, which looking back was pretty amazing. But this is something I want to do. Need to do. For me and for the person or people that really need it too.
I’d love to hear what things are on your 10 year goals list. Are any of them the same as mine?
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