Goals before my 25th

 Since 2011 when I turned 20 there has been some form of list on my blog containing things I'd like to achieve before I'm 25, last year it had a small revamp before my 24th birthday as some of the stuff on there just didn't reflect who I was anymore. I kept all of the things I'd already achieved as obviously they'd been important to me at some point, but I changed a few things around to better suit me.

As I actually turn 25 tomorrow (eekk!) now seems the perfect time to take a look at the list and see how I got on over the past 5 years. It's also time to say goodbye to the list too and introduce something new.
  1. Get my own place with Josh - COMPLETED bought in February 2016
  2. Graduate from university - COMPLETED 18.11.13
  3. Go on holiday at least three more times with Josh - COMPLETED Wales 15.07.13 - 19.07.13 / Center Parcs 06.01.14 - 10.01.14 / Florida 07.08.15 - 21.08.15
  4. Get a pet cat
  5. Have more mini breaks - Liverpool (08.08.11 - 10.08.11) / Liverpool (13.8.12 - 15.8.12) / London (06.10.12 - 08.10.12) / Portsmouth (06.05.13 - 08.05.13) / Liverpool (25.06.13 - 27.06.13) / York (14.04.14 - 16.04.14) / Liverpool (30.07.14 - 01.0814) / Coventry and Birmingham (20.12.14 - 21.12.14) / London and Harry Potter Studio Tour (16.02.15 - 18.02.15) Birmingham and Liverpool (27.05.15 - 29.05.15) / Lincoln (30.03.16 - 01.04.16)
  6. See a show in London - Completed 06.10.12 saw Wicked!
  7. See Paul McCartney live again - Completed 20.12.11 then again on 27.05.15 and 28.05.15
  8. Take part in the Race for Life in memory of my Grandad - COMPLETED 17.07.16
  9. Get the tattoo Josh designed for me - Booked in for day after my 25th
  10. Get some work published - Completed 22.05.12
  11. Stop biting my nails - Completed around start of 2012
  12. Learn to cook/bake at least 10 homemade dishesCOMPLETED Shepherds Pie / Peanut Butter Energy Bites/ Oreo Surprise Cupcakes/ Skinny Shrimp Curry / Rolo cookies / Flapjack / Chocolate mousse / Ginger cupcakes / White chocolate and blackberry cheesecake/ Vegetable pasta bake
  13. Visit at least 10 new placesCOMPLETED Portsmouth / Southsea / Littlehampton / Stratford upon Avon / Porthmadog / Snowdon / Llangollen / Portmeirion / Watford / Orlando
  14. Let go of fear and just do things - In progress
  15. Do something that scares me - visited Yorkshire Scare Grounds for something physically scary / Went on the Tower of Terror in Hollywood Studios even though I'm petrified of heights
  16. Exercise more - COMPLETED started running to train for Race for Life 
As you can see out of the 16 goals on my list I've managed to cross off 15, not bad going I'd say! The one I haven't managed to cross off is 'get a pet cat' which kind of ties in with the first goal 'get my own place with Josh'. I feel these two things need explaining a little. Josh and I actually bought our first house back in February this year but due to more problems than I can actually count, we haven't got the keys yet. We should have actually completed around 2 months ago which means the goal of getting a cat would have been crossed off but sadly we have no idea when we're actually going to get the keys. 

Just a side note of the goal of getting a tattoo, I've crossed it off even though I don't have one yet because it's booked in and I'm actually having it done the day after my birthday so it's more or less been achieved! 

And the final goal to explain it number 14, letting go of fear and just doing things. This is in progress as there's still a few things I'd like to do but fear and nerves are getting in the way, I'm definitely working on this though and slowly making improvements.

In all I'm pretty pleased that I've achieved all of the list apart from one thing. I guess that's goodbye to the goals before 25 page on my blog now. In it's place I think I'm going to be creating a bucket list so expect to see a post about that in a few weeks.   

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