25 Things I Want To Do Before I Turn 25


I'll turn 25 on October next year. I'm getting old but it feels like I haven't done much in my life. I don't really feel bad for the things that I haven't accomplished. It's important to take things one step at a time, and I don't need to compare myself with other people. I have my own timeline, so it's up to me whether I enjoy it or be busy being depressed because there are people who are already ahead of me.

With only 1 year and 4 months to go, here are the

25 Things I Want to do Before I Turn 25

1. Get a tattoo. ×

UPDATE: I didn’t get a tattoo. I tried to look for tattoo designs, but I cannot choose. I know that I will come to a point when I’d like to have a different tattoo design, so I’ve decided to no longer get a tattoo.

2. Change my hair color. ✔

I want to say goodbye to my black hair. Before the year ends, I want to have an ash brown hair.

UPDATE: I didn’t achieve ash brown hair when I turned 25. 😔

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3. Travel abroad. ×

If possible, I want to go back to Australia. I've always wanted to live there but I can't stand the thought of leaving my loved ones here. So, let's see what will happen.

4. Be healthy and fit. ×

Gain weight and get a flat stomach. My ultimate goal! I have a hard time gaining weight - I don't gain that much weight no matter how much I eat.

5. Have enough savings for my sister's tuition fee. ×

My mistake last year was I didn't have a budget for her tuition fee. So I used all my extra money for that.

6. Join a fun run. ×

At least 5km! I don't think I can run 10km.

7. Go on a roadtrip. ×

I've always wanted to go on a roadtrip with my friends. Pack our bags, get in the car, and go north.

8. Buy some stocks. Or invest in something. ✔

Soon I want to depend on passive incomes. My journey to financial freedom has already started. Read my post here. {07.04.2016}

9. Rent an apartment or condo, and live on my own. Again. ✔

Don't get me wrong, I love the company of my family but I think I need to be totally independent. It's been a month since I'm living on my own. Read my post on what it's like to live your own life. {07.23.2016}

10. Rebuild my wardrobe.

For years, I've been only wearing t-shirts and pants wherever I go. It was comfortable but I felt great when I started wearing skirts. I'm still finding my style, but at least I kinda figured out that I want to wear skirts and shorts when I'm out.

11. Read and finish a book at least once a month. ×

I bought too many books but I haven't read all of them.

12. Get out of my comfort zone. ✔

13. Go on a trip with my family. ×

All expenses paid by me. That's the least that I can do for them.

14. Learn a new language. ×

Ever since I started watching anime, I've always wanted to learn to speak Japanese.

15. Conquer my fears. Have fun and enjoy life.

I'm really scared of jumping off the cliff, and I don't think I would ever want to conquer that! So for now, I'm going to have fun and enjoy my life.

16. See my favorite artist perform live. ×

I know the ticket will be soooo expensive but it'll be worth it.

17. Drop my habit of not sticking to my budget. ×

I could earn an x amount of money for a long time, but I can spend it in the blink of an eye. Yikes! I really need to stick to my budget.

18. Increase my income. ×

Aside from depending on my salary from work, I want to find more ways to earn money.

19. Try new restaurants every payday. ×

I just want to give it a shot! There are new restaurants in Manila that are worth the try.

20. Find a hobby that will keep myself busy.

I need to stop laying on my bed all day. Kidding! I don't lay on my bed all day. Just.. Most of the day.

21. Learn to say NO. ✔

I don't need to say yes to every invitation that I get.

22. Meet new friends. ✔

23. Watch 'Friends', 'Pretty Little Liars', 'Descendants of the Sun' and finish 'One Tree Hill' and 'Gossip Girl'. ×

I hate to admit but I haven't seen one episode from Friends. And I used to watch One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl but I stopped watching it in 2009.

24. Visit more beaches! ×

25. Fall in love. ✔