If you have been following my blog for a long time, you might have seen my Winter Bucket List post I shared back in December 2018. Taking winter to be October 2018 to March 2019, I like to think that the worst of winter is now behind us. That being said, it is time I got working on my summer bucket list – and yes, I know summer is not March to October but splitting the year into two instead of four is just how I am going to do it to give me more time to complete my lists!
Before I get started with my summer list, I would like to throw it back and update everyone, and myself, on exactly what I managed to tick off my list over the winter months, here in London.
The first thing I had on my list was to watch the sunrise and I can seriously say I have still not done this. Coming from last year’s summer list into winter, it looks like this will be going back on to the summer list for 2019.
Freejumping was on my list and I ticked this one off in January 2019. Basically trampolining for adults, it is something I have wanted to do for years, but never had anyone be up for it. It is definitely not for the faint hearted – I had so much fun freejumping but I literally ached for about 3 days after going. I would LOVE to go again.
Tickets to Chicago (the musical) got ticked off my list last November – I even wrote my very own review of the show.
Successfully pitching to a publication was a big freelancer goal for me from the second I graduated university, armed with my little Journalism degree. I am currently trying to build up the confidence to start pitching which I feel is very slowly getting there.
I wanted to also explore more towns and cities in the UK. I feel like I have earned the right to tick this one off as well, visiting both Cambridge and Edinburgh over winter, exactly how I wanted to. I would still love to see more of the country I call home so this goal will be a reoccurring on future bucket lists.
I still did not get fired from my job or made redundant or quit! YAY ME! Yet… That being said my job is not exactly the most secure at the moment so the sooner I can support myself as a full time freelancer, the better.
After spending the whole summer of 2018 not travelling anywhere, I was keen to get going over winter planning a city break. I travelled to Warsaw, Amsterdam, Istanbul and Edinburgh for winter city breaks so I think that can be ticked off as well.
Also on my list, I wanted to go to Winter Wonderland with my man which I did on a quiet Tuesday afternoon back in December – in plenty of time for Christmas. In line with the festivities it was also a goal of mine to plan a good New Year’s Eve. Notoriously terrible for me in years gone by, 2018 actually proved to be a good New Year, at least in comparison to ones of recent years. Hopefully from here, they will only continue to get better.
Whether I liked it or not, over the winter I would be turning 25. I was determined to celebrate this in a wonderful way and I celebrated turning 25 in the Turkish city of Istanbul. I thoroughly enjoyed my 25th birthday and eating my way around one of my favourite cities on this humble Earth, so this one can be ticked off the list many times.
Going to winter Zoo Nights was high on my winter agenda after having such a lovely time at the summer ones. My parents ended up coming to London for Christmas in 2018 so I booked Zoo Nights for them on Christmas Eve which was a lovely way to spend the night. When Christmas Day itself dawned, I had taken it upon myself to host my first Christmas and looking back on it now I can safely say, this was signed, sealed and delivered! I was so proud of the food I made last Christmas and I look forward to many more to come.
Whilst it wasn’t on my list, I also wanted to blog about as much of these as possible which, from the hyperlinks in this post, you can see that I did which I am proud of in itself.
I think I did okay with my winter list – now to get to put together a list for the summer… What are you looking to achieve or do over the coming ‘summer’ months?