If you’re reading this on the day it goes up, then it’s my 20th birthday!
I still cannot believe that I’m now 20 years of age and I’m an actual real life adult. Ew.
I decided that today’s post would be all about my thoughts and feelings on turning 20 and my hopes and dreams for the next decade.
My birthday has always been an incredibly special day for me; whether it’s been a ridiculously extravagant event for my 18th or something much more lowkey (like today’s birthday) I’ve always enjoyed spending the day with the people I love most in the world.
I’ve also never really thought much about what my birthday actually means; I’ve never thought about the fact that each birthday means you get one year older. For me, my birthday was just about eating, drinking and opening some beautiful gifts from my amazing family.
But this year, things are pretty different.
I’m 20 now. 20 whole years old. And I know to most people that’s not old at all (and trust me, I know that it’s really not old at all) but there’s something about being in a whole new decade of my life that feels pretty serious.
I’m definitely not freaking out about it as much as some of my friends and Matt did, but I do still feel kind of overwhelmed at this pretty huge milestone so I decided to put together a few ideas of the things I’d like to achieve in the next decade of my life. Before I’m… 30.
In the next decade I want to have successfully travelled around so much of the world with Matt, visiting so many new places, eating delicious cuisines and experiencing new cultures.
I’d love for us to have our own house somewhere, maybe in the centre of York or maybe even a penthouse apartment in Manhattan… Here’s hoping.
I want to be able to take my business and blog full time, and I’d love to be able to travel for a living.
Before I’m 30 I want to take my family on an amazing holiday somewhere special to thank them for everything they’ve ever done for me.
I obviously want to spend the next decade of my life with Matt (and the many decades after that too).
My blog is also something that I want to work insanely hard on and be proud of the content that I create. I’ve no idea what will happen to the blogging industry in the next 10 years but I’m really hoping that it’ll continue to grow and flourish so that I can continue to pursue a hobby that I absolutely adore.
There are so many other little things that I’d love to achieve in the next 10 years and I’m sure I’ll keep updating this post every so often whenever I think of something else I want to do before I’m 30.
What are your hopes for the next decade? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.