Today is my 23rd Birthday. It is the nature of birthdays that they force you to assess where you are in your life, and where you might like to be. All things considered, I think I'm in a pretty good place right now - at 23 I could not hope for much more than I have.
A wonderful job which I love, a bunch of amazing friends, a happy family, a loving boyfriend and a cute little flat in the best part of Leeds to come home to every night. Plus, I'm celebrating my birthday with a fillet steak at Blackhouse, so all in all, things are going pretty well. I've grown up a lot since this:
Would still totally wear that jumper though...
I sat down to write my '24 before 24' lists tonight, and drew a bit of a blank. There are lots of things that I could wish for over the next year, but a year is actually a very short amount of time. Plans are already being made as far in advance as September, holiday destinations agreed upon, budgets considered and to-do lists made.
On the other hand, a year is actually a very long time indeed. Three-hundred-and-sixty-five days. If I can't squeeze 24 measly things into that time, then it's a very sad state of affairs indeed. So here you have it, my 24 before 24...
Finish my Masters degree Go to Iceland
- Do some volunteering
- Make pasta from scratch
Try a yoga class Decorate the front room Save some money Reach 500 Twitter followers Finish knitting the blanket I started six months ago(!)
- Run 10k
- Go to Kendells,
Little Tokyoand Livebait Read 10 new fiction books
- Go on a girls' weekend away
- Learn to crochet
Make a piece of DIY art for the house
- Cook fresh mussels at home
- Re-learn to drive on the mean streets of Leeds
- Have a facial
Write 100 blog posts
- Present at Bettakultcha
- Grow a herb garden
Learn to cook the perfect steak
- Create an inspiration board for my study area
Make some blogger friends
And there you have it! Meet me back here in a year, and we'll see how it's going!