Personal Growth

Five Things To Do Before I Turn 26


I still struggle to comprehend that I have hit the “halfway to 50” mark. Honestly, last time I checked I was turning 19, doing my first year in university and going through the most over module tutorials. Going through high school, I can definitely attest to the fact that I had different expectations for where I would be and what I would be doing by the age of 25. The over-achiever in me sometimes feels like I still have so much that I want to do, but so little time to do it in. However that being said, I strongly believe that I am by no means in the wrong place or doing something wrong; if anything, I know that I am meant to be where I am at this particular point and everything will unfold as and when it should.

My birthday is in three months so I thought I should put together a list of five things to do before I turn 26. These have either been ideas that have been in the pipeline for quite some time or things that I have been wanting to do but never really gotten around to doing them. So now that I have shared it, hopefully it becomes motivational enough for me to actually go out and get them done.



My back has been screaming for some TLC that no amount of stretching, bending or groaning can fix. And in light of all the chaos and busy-ness that has been taking place, a back massage sounds like a brilliant idea.


2. Introduce a series onto my blog

I am working on an idea for a blog post series where I would publish a post around the concept once a week. To be honest, this has been a work in progress for quite some time so I am keen on getting these done and posted in the near future – so look out!



Now, anyone who knows me knows that I have a sweet tooth of note. I (think that I) cannot survive without sugar. I am a slave for hot chocolate, gummy sweets and as of late, vanilla flavoured milk. I am already anticipating the withdrawal symptoms but for the sake of my health, I need to clean up my diet. I have heard  that once you get used to no sugar, there is no going back – and that doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all.

4. Go To A Shooting Range

A few months ago, I saw a post on Instagram of someone kicking some serious butt at a shooting range and I was influenced. I have BEEN wanting to go ever since but alas, no one to go with! Okay, maybe not NO one but I don’t exactly get enthusiastic responses when I mention the idea either. A friend of mine recently introduced me to a group of  their friends and the topic came up in conversation.  So by hook or by crook, it will happen. Whether or not I get a firearm license, that’s a conversation for another day. However, I am gunning (haha) for a few rounds at the range.


 5. finish Reading Two More Books

I am currently halfway through a book by South African author Khaya Dlanga titled To Quote Myself. In high school, I used to read – as in READ. I would cover at least three books a month. I still don’t know how I did it, taking into consideration my school work as well. You can’t teach an old dog (semi) new tricks but I would definitely like to finish a couple more books before my birthday.


Chat soon,


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