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.
1. GO FOR A BACK MASSAGE
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!
3. TRY A 10 DAY SUGAR-FREE CHALLENGE
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.