Yesterday was my birthday and to be honest, I’m so caked out that I’m not feeling too creative, so here are 10 things I want to do while I’m 22…

Go to Los Angeles

Pretty precise, I know, But it’s a trip I’ve wanted to go on for so long now. Los Angeles is so beautiful and I have friends there or who live near that I want to meet up with as well as check off things from my bucket list. It’s really looking possible at the moment and I’m so excited to think that this could actually be happening. Also, how amazing would it be to vlog there?! Big goal of mine.

Vlog more

Speaking of vlogging, I’d love to vlog more this year. I need to get out more and just vlog and make memories. I love vlogging but I don’t go out enough to capture such interesting things. I’m not great at talking to the camera, so I make more montage-style vlogs but maybe using the camera will make me feel more confident in talking once in a while.

Get a new tattoo

It’s been two years since I had my tattoo and I love it so much but I want to get one or two more little ones. I have a few ideas in mind, but I’m just trying to work out the best placement for them. Hopefully this will be the year I work out where to get them and then have them done. Hey, maybe I’ll vlog the experience…

Travel with a friend

Lily and I have been talking about this and we’d love to go on a small trip (I say small because I want to splash out in LA so nothing luxurious and expensive, please!) just to go on an adventure and have fun. We’ve talked about going to Germany for the Christmas markets, Brighton – since last time I loved it so much – or even London. Anywhere would be fun, I’d just love to do it.

Organise a Fundraiser

I’ve done a lot of fundraising in my time, but I love organising events. I’d love to host another Macmillan Coffee Morning. I did one in 2012 which turned into a community event and I’d love to do another one in memory of my dad. He asked me to do one before he passed away in his memory and for the past two years I’ve found it hard to deal with losing him, but this year I want to be able to fulfil my quest which he set me on and have fun doing it, because I just really love the buzz of event planning and doing things for a good cause.

Learn to cook more

I can cook certain things, but I want to be able to learn more and learn and remember recipes instead of being reminded by my mother all the time. I love to cook, I really should do it more often. I want to broaden my abilities and also upload new recipes on here so you can try what I discover and learn to make – watch this space!

Go out with friends more

I’m such an introvert and ideally I need to curb this by going out more. I need to meet up with friends more often and just go places, even if it’s just to a coffee shop. I just need to get out more and do more, especially with people who I love dearly.

Wear false lashes

I know this is kind of a silly one but I’ve been wanting to wear them for years – I’m just squeamish with things close to my eyes. It took me forever to wear eyeliner and mascara! But hopefully this year I can get the chance to experiment and try some and add it to my makeup look!

Find more balance in life

My life is topsy turvy and so messy! I need to get a better structure and balance – create a healthier lifestyle not only physically, but mentally and spiritually. I can’t keep living in a rut! You can’t see how bad it is and you don’t want to, but here’s hoping I can get into some kind of good routine by the time I’m 23.

Learn to love myself

This is such a big one. I don’t know if in twelve months time I’ll love myself fully, but I want to start. I want to find peace with myself, stop bullying myself and find peace within. Because right now there is such a war within me from trauma and the past, but it’s time to heal and come to terms with it.

And those are the 10 things I want to do before turning another year older. What do you want to achieve before your next birthday?


Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

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  1. These are all great things to want to do before you are 23. The trip to Los Angeles will be amazing and traveling with a friend is always great fun. Learning to love yourself and find more balance in your life – now those are really great goals. The earlier you do this in your life, the happier you will be!

  2. Happy 22nd birthday lovely I really hope that you do learn to love yourself more and that you are also able to spend more time with friends. Good luck with your list x

  3. This is a great post. I wish you all the luck with achieving it all. I’ve always wanted to organize my own fundraiser. I’ve taken part in many but never organized any myself x

  4. Happy birthday! Sounds like you’ve got a great year ahead of you.

  5. I love your choices, really diverse and great inspiration to write them all out like that. Happy Birthday and I hope you make them happen.

  6. I’m now feeling inspired to write a post about things to do before I am 30 – thank you! 🙂

  7. I am also 22 and it’s a bit of a weird age, as you’re too old to be a teen but still don’t feel completely grown up! I got three of my tattoos this year after not having one for two years (snap!) I l have also been learning to cook more 🙂 x

  8. Happy birthday , wishing you lots of best wishes for the coming year. And I hope that everything on your to do/ wish list comes true and you achieve at leadt so e of it.

  9. I love this post! Travel more is at my top too; every 3 months we go on a little city break but I want to see more places out of Europe!

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