I turn 24 in three months and that kind of terrifies me. I know turning 24 isn’t like turning 21. It isn’t really special in any way, but saying the age ’24’ means something to me.
It means I will have lived 24 years on this earth. It means I have had 24 years of new experiences, good and bad. And I’m crossing my fingers I will actually achieve some of the things I thought I would already have by now.
1. My own apartment.
Lol. I still live with my parents.
2. An exercise routine.
I have been saying for years that one day I will actually work out consistently. Have I done that yet? Nope.
3. A long term boyfriend.
If you have read any of my articles you know this hasn’t happened.
4. A puppy.
I still truly believe that all my life problems would be erased if I had a puppy.
5. Eat well-balanced meals.
Sorry, I like take out Chinese too much. And Chipotle.
I spend too much money on brunch.
7. Perfect mental health.
No one has perfect mental health in this day and age. Yay for anxiety. And yay for therapists.
I thought by now I would be living on my own, completely in charge and in control of my life. Yeah, no.
9. Money for traveling.
I love traveling. I love experiencing new cultures. But, I can’t afford to.
10. A social life similar to Carrie Bradshaw.
11. Blemish free skin.
I always thought the second I became an ‘adult’, my acne would disappear. I was 100% wrong.
12. A perfect body.
I like food too much. And my bed.
13. A home near the beach or in a big city.
I have always wanted to live either right by the beach or be immersed in a big city. Hasn’t happened yet.
14. Someone to do my taxes for me.
My dad? The internet?
15. My own car.
I don’t like driving anyways.
16. The ability to cook.
I always thought it would be nice to make my own healthy meals and I really do envy people who know how to cook.
17. Nice clothes.
I still buy all my clothes at ‘Forever 21’.
18. Mastering the perfect ‘beach wave’.
Whenever I curl my hair it takes forever and never ever looks perfect. How do people do this?
19. Making use of my planner.
I love the idea of planners. I love to-do lists. But it still sits on my nightstand unused.
20. Become an early riser.
I wish with all my heart I could be a morning person. I wish I could wake up instantly and start my day happily and energetically. Sadly, I have a love affair with my snooze button.
21. Never have another hangover.
There’s too much good wine in the world for this one to ever happen.
22. More sleep.
I get significantly less sleep now than ever before.
23. A queen size bed.
I still sleep in the same single bed that I slept in as a teenager.
24. An espresso machine.
Expensive? Yes. Worth it? 100%.