Wednesday, 25 May 2011

A List of Life Ambitions

I was flicking through Stylist magazine earlier (a free magazine that acts as the 'girl's' version of Shortlist magazine– personally, I prefer Shortlist, but I digress) and I came upon an article about this year's Cannes film festival and it made me think how amazing it would be to actually attend an event as huge and mind-blowing as that– especially seen as I'm already a massive fan of film. From this, I decided that I should write a list of all the things I'd like to achieve, things I'd love to do, and things that I certainly will do in due course. I can then come back to this post and add extras and mark things that I've managed to achieve within my life.
So, here we go. I must stress that this list is in no particular order, it's not in chronological order or by order of importance, it's just the order my brain decides upon.

1. Go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2. Travel to America
3. Go to Australia and visit all the 'Big Things' they have purposefully built there
4. Attend a film festival
5. Learn how to develop film
6. Go to University and get a degree
7. Get a job
8. Get a job that I love
9. Move away from home
10. Get my first boyfriend
11. Lose my virginity
12. Get a photography pass for a concert
13. Go to Leeds Fest with Lauren, parent-free
14. Meet the members of Bowling For Soup
15. See Carl Donnelly live
16. Go to Ireland
17. Turn 18
18. Have my first night out
19. Pass my A-levels
20. Get rid of my verrucas
21. Make a short film
22. Get a photo containing Beth and Ben
23. Complete Pokemon Red for the Gameboy Colour
24. Host a Christmas dinner
25. Decorate my first flat
26. Learn to drive
27. Work at a radio station
28. Finish reading all the books I currently own
29. Keep a diary for a year
30. Learn to play an instrument

I think I'm going to leave the list at thirty for now, but some (such as the turning 18 one) will be accomplished soon. This is probably a really boring list but never mind. :)


  1. akjsdfasdf omg this is so cute. just because i do the same thing now. annnd some of these things which i have already done at this point were on my first list I made when I was 15... I may still have it on myspace actually!

    6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 (but for green day), 17, 25, 30 are all things that were on mine, most of which are done now. You'll get there! <3

  2. Yeah, I reckon once I start uni, my life will be a lot more eventful. Plus, it's not long to go until then, only about 3 or 4 months, so hopefully I can be crossing a lot of these off within 6 months. :)

  3. Well keep me (and whoever else is reading your blog updated!) :]

  4. But at the same time don't force it or go looking for it. Like 7 to 11, those are things that will just happen as time goes on when the time is right.

  5. Of course I will. :)
    I won't force most of the things- apart from the ones that require effort on my part, like the instrument thing or learning how to develop film.