8 Things To Do Before You're 25

Hey Guys!

Two weeks ago I turned 25 and I am super excited about what feels like, a new chapter in my life. I've turned a page and have truly embraced being 25. I love it! But with that comes a little bit of nostalgia, and I've been reminiscing about all the things I've done over the past few years! And all the things I wish I had done. So I've put together a list of 8 things I think everyone should do before they turn 25!

1. A Skincare Routine
This is one of those things that you can do at any time in your life, but I really think the best thing to do is to start early. The sooner you get into a routine the easier it is to continue with it. The first thing I would do is find out what your skin type is and then from that point you can have a look in shops for something, even if it's just a nice soap, that will help your skin! And if you're a complete newbie to this - just like I was, then the people that work in these shops, particularly the specialised shops, know exactly what they are talking about. Start looking after your skin young and you'll have great skin when you're older.

2. Professional Bra Fitting
For the ladies, I never realised just how important this was until I got it done myself! I was really worried about getting it done, because I had no idea what they did, and how they measured, and would I have to just strip off for it? It was no where near as scary as I thought it would be. The woman who helped me was really lovely and talked me through everything first and now that I know what size I am I feel so much more comfortable. My clothes fit better, my posture is better, and my figure looks better, all from changing the simplest of things. So this is definitely a must for your girls!

3. Go To A Concert/Gig
At University my group of friends loved music and were pretty big giggers. If a band was playing they went, that's just how it went, and so when a band I liked as well played, I went too! I have some great memories of sitting in queues, taking pictures, and jumping around like mad people to great music. There's something amazing about the atmosphere at a concert, and the lyrics can be so much more powerful. Plus, gig buddies are the best people, you bond with a lot of people when you're sitting on the floor outside a building for five hours. We even on one occasion followed a band up the country so that we could see them again 2 days later! It was SO much fun and I would love to do it again.

4. Pass Your Driving Test
Obviously this one is completely up to you, and if you don't want to learn to drive that's fine, but I think the by the time you're 25 you really have to have worked out your own mode of transport. You have no excuse for asking your friends and family to run you around any more. Take the bus, cycle or take your driving test. Having a car has been an absolute god send for me! I basically live out of it. With swimming, horse riding, and the gym, I need lots of changes of clothes and I need somewhere to store everything when I'm not able to go home during the day. Plus, I love that with a car you have more independence! You can take yourself wherever you want, whenever you want. It's just really nice to have that little bit of freedom, especially when you fancy a late night Costa!

5. Go On Holiday With Friends
I went on holiday with my friends a few years ago now, during a summer holiday. We went to a place called Cala Galdana in Menorca, Spain and it was beautiful. I've got some fantastic memories from the week exploring the area, laying on the beach, snorkelling with the fish. It feels like a dream looking back on it now but I will have those memories for the rest of my life. It was a time that we could kick back, relax and just enjoy spending time with each other in a new place. You don't even have to go abroad to do this! Pick somewhere in the country, book a camp site or a hotel room, share petrol money and just take yourselves away. You really won't regret it and you will always remember the experience.

6. Have A Strong Friendship Network
Linked to the last point, by the time you are 25 I think you really have to have worked out who your friends are. I'm not saying you have to go through Facebook and start deleting people, but I think by the time you're 25 you need to have worked out who your friends are, and who it is you can rely on in a sticky situation. These are the people that are going to help you improve you without holding you back and putting you down. You don't need their negativity in your life. You're older and wiser than that now. So go out and as many people as you possibly can. Say yes, to as many experiences as you can and just put yourself in situations where you can meet new people. There are millions of people on this planet that you have never spoken to, many of them are amazing people and could be great friends. So surround yourself with the people that make you a better you and don't worry about those people who can't handle your awesomeness.

7. Start Saving
Back to the boring points but the one thing I wish I had started doing, as soon as I had landed myself a job, was started a savings account. If I'd started putting some away, just once a month, I would have had a nice little bit right now. I've now opened a little account and I have a goal for the end of the year but I really wish I had done this sooner!

8. Learn To Live With Yourself
I had to save this one until last because it's probably the most important of all the points I've mentioned. You've been you for  nearly 25 years and chances are you're going to be you for many years to come. There's no ifs and buts about it now. Everyone has parts of themselves that they dislike, but I believe it is so important to love every inch of yourself, be that how you are now, or by improving yourself. At the end of the day the choices you've made and the things you've done up until this point have made you who you are today, so it's time to swallow that down, know that it's in the past and to move on with your life. You are who you are and that should be celebrated!

I hope you've enjoyed reading this post!
Let me know in the comments what you would like to do before you're 25 or what you wish you had done!

Have a great day!



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