Thursday, 18 May 2017

10 Things to Do While I'm 21


Hey Owlets!

I can't believe I'm saying this but as you're reading this, I'm out with my parents celebrating my TWENTY FIRST BIRTHDAY. Fetch the dentures, I'm officially old. I've been pretty lucky growing up - I joined a radio station, started my blog and the last few years in particular have been amazing. However, there's always room for improvement so when someone suggested doing a bucket list for my 21st birthday I jumped at the idea.





1. Take Part in a Fashion Show

I have spent way too much time staring at size 8 models on the catwalk. I always like going to Bristol Fashion Week because they have more realistically sized models, but I'd love to walk in a plus size only fashion show - I think the sense of achievement, especially with being confident enough to do something like that would be amazing.

2. Be on TV

 I've been on the radio for six years now, but when I visited BBC back in November (here's the blog post if you want a refresher) I was utterly sold that I wanted to be on TV. Not on a cringey reality TV show - that's really not my style - but I'd love to do something that matters or that's important to me. Something about being body confident, dressing yourself happy or talking about fashion or blogging. I've been a documentary nerd all my life - I would watch documentaries over cartoons as a child- so getting to make my own would be amazing.

3. Make My Own Perfume/ Lipstick

I feel like, compared to the others, this is a really insignificant bucket list item but I'm a massive beauty junkie so being able to create something all of my own would be amazing and I love the idea of having a perfume or other beauty product that's completely unique to you.


4. Do Something Different

I think it's easy to play things on the safe side and get stuck in a rut, and I'm very much guilty of this so this year I want to challenge myself to do something that scares me. Travel somewhere new on my own, go bungie jumping, fly a plane.  I don't know but something that I've never done before.

5. Go To a Festival

This is something I've always kind of wanted to do but at the same time, I don't like massive crowds. I think I need to suck it up and get on with it. Not a massive festival just yet, but something like Love Saves the Day in Bristol would be perfect.

6. See A Show in the West End

I know this is kind of a small thing to be on a bucket list but I've always wanted to see Phantom of the Opera in the West End. We went on a field trip when I was in school but the traffic was bad and we missed half of it, so I'd love to go back and see it properly.


7. Be Featured in a Magazine

Kind of like the TV one, this is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I've only been blogging a  year but writing has always been a big thing in my life and I would love to be able to pick up a magazine in the local shop and see my name inside.  I'd love to do a plus size fashion edit, talk about surviving my teen years or how I got confident.

8. Learn a Language

I used to be able to speak French and Spanish - not very well but enough to get by. The last few months I've realised how much of my language skills I've lost and this is something I'd love to get back. In my family, we'll have conversations which in one sentence can go from English to Spanish to French and back to English again. Languages have always been important to me and it's time I stopped neglecting them.

9. Learn To Drive

I'm going to hate myself for saying this so publicly but I really need to learn to drive, and if I tell you then you can badger me about it on Twitter. I love travelling and there's some places I'd love to go but it's such a massive pain when you have to rely on trains for everything. Now I've finished uni this is something I really want to focus on.


10. Do Something Luxury

It's all very well and good bargain hunting, but sometimes I do like to feel a bit luxurious. I'd love to go somewhere or do something to treat myself - maybe a spa visit, a holiday in a pool side villa or save up for that Chanel bag I've always wanted. If you've earned it, then you deserve it right?


So there we are - the ten things I want to do while I'm 21. I know that's a lot to accomplish in a year and I don't expect to do them all but I'm going to tick off as many as I can.

What do you want to do before your next birthday? Have you got any suggestions of what I can add to this list or do you know anyone or anything that can help me? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @theowletlblog. Speak soon!

Love and Feathers, 
 The Owlet 💜 


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