8 THINGS I'D LIKE TO ACHIEVE AT SOME POINT IN LIFE


At the grand old age of 21 I've come to the conclusion that new years resolutions are stupid, at least the ones I set myself are. So instead I've been thinking about life goals/achievements more broadly and decided to share my thoughts in a list post. And I can't believe it but it's almost a year to the day since my last list post. The fact that so much has happened in my life since then only reassures me that a year is too short a time to pin a resolution to. I also think it will be interesting to look back at this in a few years time to see if my hopes have changed at all or even if I have achieved any of them! 

BUILD A HOUSE
This goal stems from a continuing love for Grand Designs (/how hilariously pessimistic Kevin McCloud is). I love the idea of having complete creative freedom over all the little details in the place I am going to live. Whether that is renovating an existing building, combining it's character with my own and bringing it back to life or starting completely from scratch. I wouldn't like the build to be flashy or ridiculously big but functional, modern and clever with space and light. My favourite Grand Designs episodes are Kathryn Tayler's scandinavian inspired build which you can watch here and Patrick Bradley's container house. I can't find the full episode online but here is the last 10 minutes if you're interested.

GET MARRIED
I know this one is such a cliché but I have to include it in the list... I've already basically picked the dress I'm going to wear (check out my wedding dress Pinterest board) but I plan on going KimK style and having another dress for the reception and one for the evening when I disappear on my honeymoon... lot's of 'my' and no 'our' I've just realised! So I guess the second half of this goal is to actually find someone I want to marry! I'm pretty level headed when it comes to guys and I definitely don't believe in the 'one' but on the other hand I love falling in love so who knows when this will happen.

STOP SLOUCHING
Why slouch... it's bad for your back and really unattractive. Eventually I will have perfect posture but at the moment I catch myself slouching all the time. I exercise regularly and plan on incorporating more yoga to strengthen core/back muscles so hopefully that will help.

TRAVEL
Being a poor and jobless student is pretty limiting although I am excellent at saving money which has let me travel a decent amount in life so far. But there is sooo much more out there to see and I'd like to see as much of it as possible! I desperately want to visit my family in New Zealand and have a closer relationship with them and the country itself. I've never been anywhere in Asia, South America or Africa (excluding Morocco) and I'd love to do a road trip in the USA and Canada. Basically I need to win the lottery to manage all this and even though I enjoyed my couchsurfing experiences I don't want rely on it my whole life! I dont know... I'll find a way to make it happen haha.

HAVE MY OWN LOOM
I'm not really sure how many of you know what I do at university.. but basically I weave all day, everyday! And I don't want to stop weaving when I finish in May which means I'm going to have to invest in a freaking loom.. freaking because they're massive, ugly and expensive. But it will be worth it. I look forward to when all my friends start to get married and I can weave them beautiful silk/angora/alpaca blankets as wedding presents! I'd also potentially want to turn weaving into a career but am not entirely sure about that yet because I'm worried relying on weave would suck the fun out of it (as univeristy seems to!). 

BABIES
Another cliché... sorry, so boring I know but had to be included. I think I'd like at least three children and a mixture of boys and girls. My sister and I are very close in age and it was really fun growing up together. I also have two younger foster brothers so I am quite used to a big family and I love it. Obviously not anytime soon though!!


READ ALL THE PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
Slowly and steadily I am working my way through this mammoth list and so far am loving it! I just finished East of Eden by John Steinbeck which was amazing, definitley recomend if you fancy a heavy going, makes you think about the world and life type read. I've now moved on to The Night Manager by John le Carré. Waterstones and WH Smiths always have buy one get one half price of the modern classics but Amazon is a safe bet too. The book list is on the Penguin website.

VEGETABLE GARDEN
Last but not least, I'd like a vegetable garden with a cute little red brick path twisting through it, lined with different herbs and edible flowers and a couple of apple and cherry trees and a bench to sit on in the sun. Doesn't that sounds adorable?!! Plus I like the idea of being semi self sustainable and having a relaxing outdoor based hobby.

Some of these are slightly less serious than others but hope you enjoyed anyway!

26 comments:

  1. This is a great post, Jenny, and some really great goals! I'd love to have a vegetable garden one day too!

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    1. Thankyou :) You should do the same post, I want to read! x

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  2. I definitely want to travel more and I want to read more classics too but as for babies and getting married, it's not for me! x

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  3. Postagem maravilhosa, obrigado pela visita.
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  4. some of yours overlap with mine, omg slouching!! I have to stop haha
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  5. So nice! I like it.



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  6. I would like to grow a veggie garden someday too, but right now I work too much to make it happen. Someday though, someday.

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    1. True haha and I'd like to live in a warmer country because veg gardens in England are never that great!! x

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  7. Aww I love reading posts like this. That's such a good idea to stop slouching - I'm tall so I always end up slouching haha! So what if some of them are cliche, don't most of us want marriage and kids ? :) xx

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it!! I know, it's so bad haha. I guess so :) xx

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  8. This post inspired me to do a list of my own! I hope I get to go and see Asia one day :)
    Dora
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    1. Yay, I'll go and read it now!! Me too, that's a good one x

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  9. This was such an interesting read, I hope you achieve all of these goals <3
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  10. It's so interesting to see how similar we are on some points and different on others. i really hope you achieve all of these though :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Ooh I want to read your list so badly!! Thankyou :) x

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  11. Such an interesting and unique post. I can totally relate with you on so many of the points you stated, well, actually all of them :)
    I do believe that you'll achieve all of them sooner or later and so will I :)

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    1. Glad you found them relatable, good luck to us!!! x

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