Hurtling Towards My Twenties

22.2.15 Unknown 1 Comments

In just over 3 and a bit months I will be saying goodbye to my teenage years as I turn 20...When did that happen?!
I'm not someone who usually bothers about birthdays or getting older (everyone has to do it!), a birthday is just another day. However, there is something about being 20 years old that my mind can't quite seem to understand. When I was younger it always seemed that whenever I would meet someone in their twenties they were 'proper' adults and had their lives sorted. Now that I am approaching the age myself, mid-degree and still very dependant on my parents, I realise just how naïve I actually was.
In spite of this, my approaching birthday has given me some motivation. There are a couple of things I would like to do before I turn 20, some academic and some more personal. What is it about seeing a different number at the start of an age that gets so many people so bothered?
Whilst I don't think I will have my life 'sorted' for a very long time, if it's even possible to do so at all, here are a few of the things I would like to focus on before June 13th;
1) Skincare.
I've honestly never really made much of an effort with skincare before, apart from a few short-lived attempts at cleansing, toning and moisturising throughout the years. I am changing this as of now. Skin is really important and absorbs everything you put on it. Now knowing this, the £1 face masks I would happily use when I was younger are a no-go zone. Leading up to Valentines Day, Liz Earle had a 'great couples' offer online whereby if you purchased one of their products they would send you a complementary counterpart to it. I have heard nothing but good things surrounding Liz Earle and their 'Naturally Active Skincare' so I took the plunge and ordered the 100ml  Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth cleanser. I received the package only 2 days later and was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful tissue-paper packaging and thank you card within. The complementary product alongside my new cleanser was the 200ml Instant Boost Skin Tonic, worth £14.50. They even threw in a 30ml travel size cleanser and extra muslin cloth to boot! To say I only paid £17.99 including postage, I am incredibly happy with what I received. The gorgeous smell and feel of my skin after using the products is just another bonus. Review to come soon.
2) Planning.
'Fail to prepare, prepare to fail'. I used to brush this phrase off when I was younger, but as I have grown up it has come to mean more to me as it does prove true. The assignments I tend to do better in have always been the ones that I have pretty much micromanaged or planned to the last detail. I'm not the 'perfect' student, if there even is such a thing, so I won't pretend that I have done this for every single submission I've had. However, it is something I am aiming to do from now on both with my university work and other commitments. Just after my 20th birthday I will be due to receive my results for this second semester and even though I was over the moon with my results from first semester, I'm hoping to see a grade improvement.
3) Meorgie.
Just last week the view-count for my blog passed 5,000 views and I see that as a pretty big thing. For some strange reason, some of you out there are actually reading the content I am creating and that means a huge amount to me. At the moment my blogging is a bit all over the place and I'd really like to become more organised with my upload schedule and writing as I feel I'm not dedicating myself entirely to my little space here. So to start off, as of this post being uploaded, I will be posting every Wednesday and making more of an effort with my content for those of you who have dedicated your time to reading what I have to say.
4) Prioritising.
It can be hard sometimes because at times I can procrastinate so much and yet if I am in the mood to be productive nothing can really stop me. Before I turn 20, I need to find the right balance as at the moment I'm either one extreme or the other. Whilst I believe in hard work, there are downsides to being either too lazy or too obsessed with a deadline.
5) Relaxing.
This goes completely against what I have said above about planning my assignments more and yet it is perhaps the most important thing on this mini-list. I'm a planner and a worrier, in case you hadn't already noticed! I have a list for pretty much everything in my life and this does work for me in some respects, in others I need to learn to breathe and just go with the flow. Things do happen for a reason sometimes, as cheesy and cliché as it sounds. Sometimes it's better to let go of the list and see where it will take me.
Has an upcoming birthday ever inspired you to do some things differently?

1 comment:

  1. I was terrified of turning 20! One thing I did want to do was to ensure that I do as much as I can, while I can. This had led me to take on things that I might not have done otherwise! :) xx