Completing 25 Before 25 + Video

25 before 25

On 13th February 2018 I set myself a little challenge. I wrote down a list of 25 things I wanted to do before I turned 25 on 26th July, and guess what? I did it!

It was my birthday a little over a week ago now and I celebrated by taking the day off work and heading to the beach for the day with my boyfriend. Then over that upcoming weekend I ironically did number three of this blog post and had a BBQ with family.

But what was on my bucket list? Here’s a semi-quick recap:

  1. Finish a book
  2. Sign up to something crazy/different
  3. Book a holiday or travel solo
  4. Get into shape
  5. Treat myself to something special
  6. Try a pole fitness class
  7. Drive somewhere new
  8. Catch up with an old friend
  9. Attempt to teach my cat a trick (this can be done)
  10. Practice guitar again
  11. Watch an old movie I’ve never seen before
  12. Watch an Audrey Hepburn movie
  13. Host a BBQ
  14. Treat myself to flowers
  15. Get involved in a pub quiz
  16. Learn to check Fia’s tyres and engine bits
  17. Enjoy a picnic – perhaps in the woods
  18. Buy a piece of art (Etsy)
  19. Learn first aid
  20. Have an unforgettable night
  21. Midnight drive or drive thru
  22. Visit a new beach
  23. Get a credit card
  24. Bake a rainbow cake
  25. Get a tattoo (Ekk!)

25 before 25

I managed to tick off over half of my list rather quickly, then just over a month before my birthday I reviewed what I had left. The most ‘difficult’ things I had left to complete were “get involved in a pub quiz” and “midnight drive or drive thru”. Luckily some of my girl friends were on hand to help out with the pub quiz, however it came to the last weekend before my birthday and I still hadn’t gone on a midnight drive. I remember sitting in bed with my boyfriend saying, why the hell would I think that driving around aimlessly would be a good idea when there’s a warm bed at home calling my name. So instead we slightly changed this to a midnight walk. Hope that’s not cheating… I did get a tattoo though which I never in a million years thought I’d be gutsey enough to do, so I guess that balances it out slightly, right?

Anyway, here’s a little something I’ve been working on for the past five months. Hope you like it.

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