25 Things That Make Me, Me.

It’s my birthday today!


Today I turn 25 years old, and to be honest I don’t feel like I’ve done much with my first quarter-of-a-century. So to prove to myself that I have, I’e decided to put together a list of things that I’ve done in the last 25 years that I think have particularly contributed to the person that I am today. A lot of them won’t be big things, but they’ll be – in my opinion – things that have made me, me.

This was partly inspired by Mani over at A New Life Wandering who wrote a post about 25 things she’d done before she was 25. While I have listed some small things make me, me, Mani has an amazing list of things she’s done, I urge you to go and check it out!

 So in no particular order, in the past 25 years I have…

  1. Lost my eyesight enough to need glasses
  2. Seen Van Gogh’s greatest works in person
  3. Had dinner on top of Berlin
  4. Fallen in teenage love
  5. Had a four-year first boyfriend
  6. Gotten over a first love
  7. Found a hobby that I truly adore
  8. Gotten a Master’s degree
  9. Gotten a job in my field
  10. Discovered the (anti-student) wonderment of drinking things that I actually like, rather than what’s cheapest
  11. Become a godmother
  12. Moved out of my parents’ home
  13. Made my first Christmas dinner
  14. Only slept with two people
  15. Fallen in love with Hogwarts
  16. Found some of the best friends a girl could have
  17. Visited Amsterdam (and not taken any drugs)
  18. Started the 5:2 diet
  19. Spent four years single, becoming my own person
  20. Decorated my own Christmas tree
  21. Fallen in love, properly
  22. Started this blog
  23. Become an auntie
  24. Broken my leg in two places
  25. Found my own style and settled into my personality, and stopped being self-conscious of it

Those are just 25 things that have contributed to me being the 25-year old behind this keyboard. All-in-all I’m happy with who I am at the end of this quarter century! As I now have this blog, I feel I can set a few accountable goals to complete before the next birthday!

Before I turn 26 I will:

  1. Move out of this flat. I don’t like being dripped on in the night, and we’d really like to buy a house!
  2. Lose 1st in weight. Hopefully it will be more than this, but as I have real trouble with fluctuating weight I’d really like to be secured in at least this loss.
  3. Get a new job! (Hopefully…)

To round up this post, here’s a lovely (or not) picture of me blowing out the candles on the cake for my 18th birthday. Jeez, to think that this was seven years ago today!


Happy Birthday To Me!



18 thoughts on “25 Things That Make Me, Me.

  1. This is an excellent idea! I might have to steal it come October 23rd 😉 I have been meaning to do the 100 things to do in a 1000 days challenge, have you heard of it? It’s kind of like what you did but with the future in mind…

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    1. I’ve not heard of that, no, but it does sound interesting! I fail to get motivated without a goal in mind so it might be pretty good to get me doing some of the things that I’d like to do! Thanks for sharing it, I might have to go looking for people who’ve done it to research! 🙂


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