On Turning 25 & Life Bucket List
Today, I'm officially 25 years old! Wow! Twenty-five and I still don’t know how to cook sinigang! Haha. The idea of being 25 feels liberating because it marks a lot of things, particularly the fact that I am no longer obligated to do or follow what other people say. Growing up, I'm always expected to meet other people’s expectations: to go to school, finish school, find a job, etc. It was a life of rules and conformity. Somehow, turning 25 makes me feel that I have paid my dues and that I am now entitled to make my own choices and be the master of my own fate.
Speaking of fate, I want to make the next five years of my life fruitful as possible. So, I made a bucket list that I'd like to accomplish before I turn 30 (yikes!).
◻︎ Publish a book or ebook.
☑ Pursue a career in design.
◻︎ Set up my own business.
◻︎ Become a legit professional blogger.
◻︎ Get featured on TV/print for being me.
◻︎ Experience real snow. Seriously.
☑ Go on a cross-country adventure in Europe.
◻︎ See the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) with my boyfriend.
☑ Live in another country.
◻︎ Learn how to cook because, duh, I’m 25.
◻︎ Learn how to speak Basic Japanese or French.
◻︎ Lose the belly fat.