I feel like that I’m always reading that I should be living for the moment and embracing every single day as if it was my last. I try too, I really do but, at times, I always get caught up in the future. I often think millennials are caught up in the future, as everything we did in education added up to the future and trying to make it as bright as we possibly could.
I knew what I wanted my life to be and I’m still working towards that life. When I was 17, I knew I’d always want a dog in my life, have a house and go on as many holidays as I possibly could. As I’ve grown older, met new people and have experiences change and develop me, my goals have changed but still very much focus around the whole 17 year old dream.
I have always had ambition and drive but I have always appreciated the smaller things in life, which is why minimalism speaks out to me so much. My happiest place is surrounded in a hygge vibe environment with my dog and my fiance; it’s just a simple thing that I have access to every single day. This is why this list isn’t full of over the top ambitions of world domination; it’s a simple list of some of the things I want to achieve and that I will definitely achieve.
Travel to South Africa and go on Safari
I’ve always wanted to go on safari for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I always loved the Lion King, which started my love for safari. Safari was one of those plans that we said we’d always do for our honeymoon but it seems to be going down the list for New York, which is another dream. I’m thinking of ditching it for honeymoon because it’s always been such a dream that I’d want to give it my all. I’d want to be able to experience every single thing about it and not let it be clouded by exhaustion. But, it’s something that I will 100% do for my 30th, if not next year!
This is one that’s getting ticked off the list next year. I never really had an opinion on marriage and it wasn’t anything I thought particularly about till the past year or so. But, I guess settling down and playing house starts to have an affect on you after a while. I’m currently trying to create my perfect wedding: my favourite people, a beautiful setting, lots of alcohol and good food. Here’s hoping we have that next year
Find the job I want to do
I’m in that position where I’m in a job that I excel at but it’s not something I want to do, and it’s really, really annoying. I sort of just ended up in my job and just happened to be pretty good at it. I’m not saying my job is awful; I don’t suffer with Sunday Blues. My team are ace, but, it’s not what 17 year old me had dreams to do. If I could talk to 22 year old Becky, I probably would have got her to hold her horses and search for something I wanted to do. Now I’ve pretty much got my personal life sorted: I’ve got a roof over my head, I’ve got a dog and I’ve seem to have found my passion in life, I’m now desperately on the hunt for it. Whether it leads me to being self employed or working for a firm I will find it.
Own a car that only fits my fiance and dog in
I’ve only ever owned one car in my life and I love Paulo the Polo to bits. I’m under the illusion that I can keep him going forever and ever. My Dad constantly reminds me that he isn’t going to last forever and it’s something I need to think about. To be honest, it has and I always come down to owning a car where I can only fit myself, fiance and dog in. I don’t want a car where I can fit more people in and it’s a pet hate when I see 4x4s all over the road.. I want enough room for 2 person shop at Morrisons and a dog. I’ve always wanted an Audi TT but recently, I’m more gravitating towards a VW Scirocco.
Own my own house
I’ve lived in my rented house for 3 years and for 2 of those years I’ve been desperate to get on the property ladder and make a house my own. Although I don’t hate the idea of renting, it does grate on me that rent payments cannot be taken into account when applying for a mortgage. When I own my own house, I’d love to be able to decorate it how I want, have a kitchen with drawers and have enough room for a second dog. I’d also love to make a living room as cosy as possible; think log burger, blankets, no coffee tables and room that projects warmth. This is something I’d love to happen after we get married.
Pretty much something I think every millennial wants to achieve. I’ve kept a weeks annual leave for a very long time in case I ever won a random trip to New York. New York has been on my wish list for years and I’ve fallen more and more in love with it with every program I’ve watched. It’s one of those places where I think it would just fill me with happiness: the food, the hustle and bustle, the history, all of it.
Give back to the dogs
When I was little, before I wanted to own an airline, I wanted to either be a police dog trainer or a vet. I quickly found out that I’m squeamish and PE is the worst subject in the world, but, it never stopped my love for wanting to work with dogs. Ever since owning 2 dogs, I’ve always wanted to give back the unconditional love and happiness that I have from being a dog owner. I’m that person who doesn’t cry over a sad film about a person dying but has a full on can’t breathe and I’m snotting everywhere omg this is so embarrassing crying in the cinema whilst watching Marley & Me. I’m at my happiest when I’m with a dog. I’m raising money for Battersea Dogs Home in May and it’s something that I always want to continue to do, because, dogs are the flipping best.
Live near the sea
I’ve naturally been one of those people who has always loved the sea. I love water; it’s most definitely my element and makes me feel calmer. Broadstairs is one of my favourite places in the UK and I love visiting there every year. Living in the landlocked Midlands means it’s not easy to pop to the beach. I would love to be able to incorporate a beach into an every day dog walk and always feel the feeling of calm. I’d probably move further North, as the South has never really appealed to me.
Friday night pub night
Friday is one of my favourite days of the week, especially Friday nights. Last year, The Geek and I started going to the pub with Rufus every Friday after work for a celebratory end of the week beer. It’s something we try and do as often as we can but life can get in the way sometimes. I always think the end of working week should be celebrated and I hate that sometimes I spend my Friday hunched up on a laptop. I feel Friday should be spend with friends and family; catching up on the week with a cheeky beer, making plans for the weekend and being social. It’s something I’m trying to do as often as I can.
I know I’ve listed 2 trips I’m desperate to take but I never want to stop travelling. I’ve always had a desire to travel the world and see as many places as I possibly can. City breaks are my favourite things to do; I love the history all the cities hold, I love going to new restaurants, walking round the streets, getting drunk in new cities and people watching. I love that I have the freedom to do it too. I’m terrible for going on SkyScanner and then telling my fiance that we’re off to a different city in a few weeks time. I always want to be able to visit different cities and experience different cultures.
It’s only a small list of the things I want in life, no matter how big and small they are all important.