Guest post:- 21 things to do before my 21st birthday

Guest post:- 21 things to do before my 21st birthday

Hi everyone!

For those of you who don’t know (which is definitely at least 85% of you – sit down, Han. Be Humble). My name is Hannah and I’m a blogger over at jnsq.co.uk!

Alanna kindly offered me a guest spot on Life Like a Galaxy Girl, and, hey – it was an offer I couldn’t refuse!

Let me throw something out there; being twenty is hard. It’s one of our most formative years! Make the transition from nineteen, and I guarantee you’ll have a lot more responsibility lying on your shoulders then you did the night before your twentieth birthday. People expect you to be stable, they expect you to take care of your finances, you have to make your own appointments without crying, and so on.

Turns out it doesn’t get any better. You have to turn twenty-one at some point, then twenty-two, then twenty-three. It just gets worse from there (i.e. I just discovered time is linear – shocked and appalled). I have six months left until my most definitive birthday for the next twenty-nine years – let’s just say there’s a lot I want to get done!

‘Like what?!’, I hear you cry expectantly. I’ll tell you. In descending order (so it’s more like a cute countdown. With extra regret and bitter, bitter dread. Fun!)

21. GET AT LEAST ONE ‘FIRST’ IN MY STUDIES NEXT SEMESTER

A ‘first’ is essentially the British university equivalent for an ‘A’. You do the math(s)!

20. GIVE MY BOYFRIEND THE CUTEST BIRTHDAY/VALENTINES DAY GIFT EVER SO THAT HE’S BLINDED BY HOW MUCH HE LOVES ME…

…And falls to my feet, sobbing and vowing to take me to KFC if – and when, I ask. Oh, and to never ignore me in favour of Fortnite. Gross.

19. GET HEALTHIER

‘You wanna lower cholesterol? You wanna banish heart disease? You wanna jog and have it not feel like your lungs are convulsing from step-to-painful-step? You better work, b*tch!’

18. START SEEING A COUNSELLOR REGULARLY AGAIN

Even sexy girls need therapists, Janet.

17. GET A RETWEET FROM JEFFREE STAR

There’s no deeper meaning here. I just think he’s fab.

16. READ MORE BOOKS

I’m a writer who doesn’t read. We exist!

15. WRITE AT LEAST ONE ARTICLE FOR BUZZFEED

I’m here, Buzzfeed HQ. Poach me. Notice me. I’m desperate for paid work. Pls.

14. ACHIEVE ONE-TWENTY-FIFTH OF BEYONCÉ-ESQUE PERFECTION

I mean, I’m not saying I want a Vogue montage of me looking perfect to the power of ‘The Makings of You’ by Otis Redding. Or, maybe I am saying that? Nope, wait. I’m definitely saying that.

13. I WANT TO DO MORE FOR WOMEN

Being a feminist is the most frustrating thing in the world to me – I want to do so much for the cause. But I can’t do a lot from my bedroom.

12. I WANT TO DO MORE FOR PEOPLE

I want to do something. I want to raise money for charities, do more for my parents, do more for people I don’t even know.

11. UP MY BLOG STATS

Pinterest, WordPress, Twitter, Instagram… I’m coming for ya.

10. PERFECT MY BLOG PHOTOGRAPHY

“Spare camera, ma’am?”

9. MEET UP WITH MORE BLOGGERS

Can’t be catfished into buying flat tummy tea in real life situations… wait, maybe you can…

8. MAKE MORE INSANE MEMORIES

2018 was an amazing year filled with love, challenges and plenty of laughter. Hopefully 2019 can top that!

7. GROW MY MAKEUP COLLECTION

Listen… I just want the James Charles X Morphe palette, okay?

6. SOCIALISE MORE

Nights in, nights out, nights in the library… I’m game.

5. LEARN TO COOK

I’m a foodie, but let’s face it. My cooking is sub-par at best. I make delectable toast, though.

4. MAKE A BULLET JOURNAL

I’ll level with you; I’m absolutely horrendous at art. But, one of my friends at uni has awakened me into a whole new world of tracing. Tracing is a way of life, not just a cheating mechanism.

3. WEAN MYSELF ONTO A VEGAN DIET

I’ve already said “sayonara” to milk, and lot of meats. No regrets.

2. HAVE A LOVELY VALENTINE’S DATE

Last year was the year of the underdog. This year I want to go all out; flowers, candles, everything.

1. TRAVEL MORE

Not necessarily around the globe, I’d love to globetrot on my own doorstep, exploring the unexplored UK!


Thanks again to Alanna for allowing me to ramble on her site! It’s been a lot of fun. What’s on your list of incomplete things? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

Hannah x

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  1. January 16, 2019 / 8:14 pm

    This is a great post and I loved how diversified are the things you want to achieve before you’re 21!! Good luck with that but I’m sure you can do it!!!
    I don’t have a list as I don’t like putting pressure on myself haha but defo travelling even more is on my non-existent list hahah
    Anaïs | http://anais-n.com

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