At the end of June I turned 25, which seems scarily old to me. In the grand scheme of things I know it’s not old, I just feel like I’ve gone a quarter of a century and my life hasn’t really started yet. I’m yet to find my purpose. I’ve mentioned on posts before that I feel like I don’t have much to show for having spent 25 years on this planet. I may have achieved my degree and masters but at the end of the day all that amounts to is two pieces of paper and some dodgy pictures. This year I want to set myself some goals so that I can look back and see what I’ve achieved by the time I turn 26.
One of my biggest goals for this year is to move out. I live with my grandparents and my boyfriend is here pretty much all the time. We’ve been together for a while now and really need our own space and to begin the next chapter of our life together. In addition to this my little cousins are round most of the week, which makes working from home incredibly difficult. It’s definitely time to move on. I’m hoping we can make it happen and that in a year’s time I can look back at this from the comfort of my own place! At 25 I’m more than ready to have my own place and to start living an adult life of cleaning and paying bills. Well, maybe not the paying bills part!
Get some help for my anxiety
This is something that I’ve already started. I have an appointment with a mental health nurse at the end of the month and I hope that some progress will come from that. I’m at a point now where I need help. I would love to look back at this list in a year’s time and say I’m in a better place with my mental health. Fingers crossed!
Worry less about the future (worry less in general)
Okay so this goal is probably unachievable and a little optimistic but I thought I’d add it in. I’m a huge worrier about everything. I think about things happening in the future and come up with about 50 different outcomes. The positive side to this is that whatever happens I’ve already got a plan formed, however it’s exhausting and prevents me from properly enjoying anything. At the moment I feel like I live my life to enjoy the memories, not to enjoy it in that moment. I hope that if I can tackle my anxiety and worry less about the future perhaps I can start enjoying the moment a little more.
Writing is my passion (as you can probably tell from my constant rambling blog posts). I’ve been trying to get into freelance writing with varied success. Once I have more of a hold on my mental health I would love to really push myself and see whether I can make a career out of it. If not then I guess I’m going back to the drawing board to figure out where I’m heading in life. I know I have to give it my all and try though, if I don’t I’ll always regret it.
Visit somewhere new
I know this is quite a generic goal to have but hear me out before you judge. Due to my mental health my trips out are very limited to local places that I know well and so are within my comfort zone. This year I would love to visit somewhere new – whether that’s a holiday somewhere abroad or at home where I’ve never been before, or even just a trip to a town that I’ve never visited before. It would be outside of my comfort zone and I could tick it off of my list of places to see.
What would you like to achieve before you get another year older?