Birthday Wishlist ~ Last of the 20s

MY BIRTHDAY IS IN JULY WHEN I TURN 29 BUT IT DONT HURT TO START EARLY šŸ˜ŠšŸ˜

Me: So yeah, about that I am gonna have to decline your offer because I don’t want to leave the 20s

Time: Unfortunately time doesn’t exactly work that way, so madam we kindly ask you to step to the left into the ‘last of the 20s line’ please.

Me: Respectfully Mr. Time giver you will have to forgive me because I won’t be moving over quietly as I have worked too damn hard these last 9 years for someone to come and tell me I should be preparing myself to move to the “Last of the 20s” line.

Time: Fine, you have <44 days and counting to get yourself ready to be moved over to the Last of the 20s line.

Me: DEAL.

That was me negotiating my time with Mr time giver”. You see I will soon be 29 and though age has never really bothered me it miraculously started to this year. I don’t know what happened but one day I wake up to find 90% of my friends are all married and with kids or just kids no marriage but that’s not the point. The point is, I thought I would be one of them by now. I know what you’re gonna say and I agree with you “everything in its own time“. I do not regret my life, I love my life, the spontaneous side of it is great. I can wake up one day and decided to go somewhere without must planning or consulting anyone. But once all the traveling and spontaneous nature of it dies down, you find it’s just me enjoying my own company either blogging or watching telly or my #1 favourite sleeping.

Now that I have that off my chest, here is what I am thinking the last of the 20s should be like starting with my birthday wishlist. 

Last of the 20s

More traveling – last week I decided to book a trip to Paris and I am currently planning my itinerary which I hope to share on the blog soon. I am hoping to visit Copenhagen, Lisbon and Budapest during the summer.

Experience Days – last year I got gifted some ‘reach points’ at work which you can convert into either money or gift cards and I choose experience day gift cards and gave to my brother and he’s wife. They went to a chocolate making school obviously I was jealous since I love chocolate but for my experience day I want to go on a hot air balloon ride.

Staycation – I travel abroad all the time, sometimes twice a month but not once have I had a Staycation in the UK in the last 4 years and I thought it was about time. I am going to save up for a fancy schmancy hotel and spend the weekend there.

Car – an expensive wishlist I know but I am more serious than ever about starting to drive this year and owning my own car. I have to redo my theory test because the last one expired and then I need to book my practical test for July/August this year. I wanted to do it all before my birthday in July but it doesn’t look like it will be happening.

New Wardrobe – I know I do spontaneous shopping here and there but I was rearranging my closet and realised I no longer have good pieces of clothing for work. Everything I have (except Blazers) I wear outside work too and that won’t fly. So I have decided to save up and get a proper wardrobe for work.

Growing up has made me appreciate the little things in life, things which at one point didn’t see like much but now looking back I am grateful for those little things that made the difference.

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  • I love this list. At 26, I have a lot of the same thoughts as far as watching everyone around me get married. I think I need to start looking at things more like you and worry less about forever and live for today!

    • I know right, it’s living for now that is more important

  • Loving the list! Such a great way to setting up few new life goals!

  • Hi Love happy early birthday, Honestly I love your list and I happy you made it and are dedicated to make those wishes/goals happen. I think a bit different, I celebrate my birthday every year but I don’t think about the number itself. I just think about the opportunity life has given me to live one more year to create adventures, dreams I will make happen and goals I will fight to complete this year. Its not the number that matter its how you feel and I am 32.

    Happy Birthday xoxo

    • Thank you Leslie, I appreciate that and thanks for a different perspective on growing old. I too am grateful for every year I have the opportunity to celebrate. The number has now only started to play on my mind

  • I don’t blame you for aiming high – and I hope you succeed! You have so much time though, I am 44! Kaz x

    • Thanks so much Kaz, I appreciate that

  • CourtneyLynne

    Loving the list!!! My hubby just turned 29 a few weeks ago and I keep telling him to live this year up!

    • Hahahaha he should indeed

  • Making the most of my 20s before I hit 30 in January. Good you are doing the same xo

  • Hope you have a happy birthday when it comes šŸ™‚

  • This is a great list and I am actually really enjoying Staycations I have to admit x

    • Thanks Rachel, I want to try out some staycation

  • Gosh this takes me back to the end of my 20s. There is something wonderful about being 30 and 30 plus (it has been for me). I reached a point where I stopped second guessing myself and started to feel a lot more sure of myself. Wishing you a Happy Birthday for July xx

    • Thank you, I hope I reach that same feeling too

  • Suchi

    It just made me happy reading your list!!:)..such a great way to kick off your birthday and setting a few goals!! Cute!:)

  • I had my kids young and much as I adore them I do wish that I had travelled before having them – you have plenty of time to fall in love and settle down – enjoy the freedom to travel just like you are doing x

  • Ana

    Great list! I am so glad to know that you think about your life and have made your personal goals to achieve your dreams! šŸ™‚

  • I had a bit of a mental breakdown when I hit 30 lol. Love all your plans. Especially your travel plans! Paris is my fave city in the whole world x

  • What a great list! I think it’s fantastic that you’ve thought out your life and what you want to get out of it. Good luck with you list!

    -Beth
    http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

  • I loved reading about your list and thinking about when I turned 30 a few years ago. It wasn’t that big of a deal when it actually came but before it came, I started to think about what I wanted out of life. Hope you accomplish these goals!

    • Thanks Alison, I guess I am at that stage now

  • Great list! I remember dreading turning 30 but when it came it was no big deal. Hope you complete your list x

  • Great list and good luck in completing it allx And being 30+ isn’t that scary honest x

  • Wait till you’re approaching 30 – then you’ll feel old! šŸ˜‚ I was fine till that point…

    Happy birthday, and good luck ticking off all the items on your list!

    • Hahahaha I think I will at the actual 30

  • Ugh. I’m on the closer side of my 40s than I am my long-lost 20s. Enjoy those last few moments of young adulthood while you can. Sure, 30s aren’t that bad. But they do require at least some level of actual maturity and stuff, I guess. So that takes some of the fun away. LOL. Love the idea about traveling. I still want to see the world (even though I’m a bit tied down with a baby), so don’t think you need to hurry up and get it all done now. Enjoy the process and the journey!

    • Thank you Pete, I will enjoy it and thanks for helping me put things into perspective

  • Great list and I hope you complete everything on it! Do all you can while you are young (and yes you are young!) and you’ll have great stories to tell your friends and family!

    • Thanks so much Karen, I intend to

  • Whoo not long, you have a great list here šŸ™‚ Time flies so enjoy your last few months in your 20’s :):)

  • Happy Birthday šŸ™‚ I miss being in my 20s so enjoy it while you still can. Have a lovely day xx