4 Apr 2017

10 Realistic Things I Want To Achieve In My Lifetime.

Why is it that inspiration strikes at the most random times? Like now for instance. It's Monday night, I'm happily sat watching Grey's Anatomy, forearm deep in a tub of BBQ pringles (latest OMG MUST HAVE IT pregnancy craving) and my brain decides it's a good time to have a light bulb moment. What's that about, eh?

It's chucked me a good idea for a post, and being the 'off the cuff' style blogger that I am, I'm gonna bang it out now whilst the concept is fresh in my mind and I'm in the mood to write.

I dunno whether it's because I'm on the road to motherhood or because I've reached my mid-twenties, but lately I've been doing a LOT of thinking about my life. About where I am now, what I've achieved so far and what I'd like to get out of it in the future.

And so I've created a list. I guess it's a like a bucket list, but a realistic, achievable, cut-down version because soz, I'm not one of these 'you can achieve anything, as long as you put your mind to it' individuals. I'm very much a realist, and I think this list reflects that.

So without further ado, here are some things I want and will strive hard to achieve in my lifetime.

1. Own a rescue dog
There's nothing I'd love more than to jump in my car, zoom down to the nearest RSPCA and return with a new four-legged family member but I know in my heart of hearts that it wouldn't be fair. I'm not able to be at home enough for a dog and I'm a firm believer that if you can't give a pet everything it needs, you shouldn't own it. After all, they don't get a say in who they go home with.

However, I've always thought that a dog makes a house a home and brightens up the lives of those it they scampers into, so I will make sure that one day I am in a position where I can give one the home it deserves.

2. Reach financial stability
Okay so money isn't everything but there's no arguing that it makes life that little bit sweeter and more importantly, easier if/when you have it. Don't get me wrong, I live comfortably, I'm grateful for what I have and I'm by no means greedy; I'd just like to have enough to not worry about what limb I would have to flog if the boiler was to pack in.

3. Have a signature dish
Even if this one takes me until I'm seventy-odd, I'm determined to master a dish to the level of perfection where it is famous within my extended family circle and is requested at family gatherings and parties.

4. Be a good parent
I'm lucky enough to have grown up with the two best parents anyone could ever ask for (I know, where's the sick bucket, right?) so it's only natural I want to live up to their standards and be a good parent to my future sprogs. I know I won't get it right all the time but I'm going to do my damned hardest to be the Mum I know I can be.

5. Make a bit of money from a hobby
I know making money isn't the point of a hobby but I can imagine that getting paid for something that you live and breathe passion for is the best feeling ever. And I want a piece of it. I've got no idea what said hobby will be yet but I have plenty of time to figure it out.

6. Like myself as a person (inside and out)
It  seems incredibly sad that this made the list but unfortunately I've struggled a lot over the past few years with my self-esteem and confidence. I just hope that one day I can look at my reflection and feel 100% content with the person staring back at me.

I'm my own worst enemy sometimes, forever putting myself down and it needs to stop because I AM worth more than that.

7. American road trip with Ed
If I were to write a full bucket list, it would feature a lot of travel.

I chose to include this particular trip as I can see this being one of the first things Ed and I do when the kids are all grown up and have flown the nest. We would hire out a beast of a American muscle car and drive the iconic route 66, old school rock music blaring out along the way. I've always wanted to experience small town America and I can't think of any better way to do it or anyone better to do it with.
8. Live by the sea
Again, probably one for when I'm a lot older, as I'm such a homebody I wouldn't want to move too far away from my family any time soon. Still, I've always wanted to live nearby to a beach as I find the sea so soothing and just good for the soul.

9. Ride in a hot air balloon
I'm guessing it's not as exciting as it seems but I've wanted to do this ever since I can remember. Preferably somewhere other than rainy England though. Over the South of France with a flute of champagne in hand perhaps.

10. Do something amazing for charity
Something challenging, something I'd have to build myself up to do - possibly even something I'd have to train my butt off for in preparation, idk. Knowing I'd not only raised a hefty chunk of money for a good cause but also challenged myself in the process is something I want to experience.

What things would feature on your list?
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  1. I want almost the same things, especially being able to afford an house by the sea #lifegoals:)
    I hope you can get a dog soon, my life would be much worse without my fluffy doggy Aki :)

    Caterina | www.caterinasosso.com

    1. Oh lord, houses by the sea seem to be soo pricey don't they? One day eh?

      And aww I hope so too, what breed of dog is Aki?


  2. This is such a good list for lifetime achievements, I think number six is really important, and one that is probably the hardest for me personally!


    1. Thank you, I'd like to think they're all achieveable. Number 6 is the hardest for me too, for sure xx

  3. I have pretty much all of these on my list too! xx



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