Also known as I am turning 30, so time to get my shit together.
Or even, anything planned had to be postponed from 2020 .
I mean, who didn’t postpone things this past year? Lucky you if you didn’t. I postponed a load of plans, mainly travel plans. But Let’s face it 2020 is a year to forget. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t mind being off work. I LOVED being able to step back and focus on things that have been overlooked in the past 10 years.
And, don’t get me wrong, these 9 months (I KNOW) off work haven’t been wasted. I wouldn’t have been here talking to you on this platform if it wasn’t for the pandemic. And I wouldn’t have actually realised that I want different things than I though a couple of years ago – apart from early retirement, that was always there ?.
So, I thought to share them with you. Perhaps someone else can relate. Who knows.
Anyway, there we go:
Go back to study.
This has been in my head from a little before the whole COVID thing. I was never really sure of what I would go back to study, but now that I had time to do proper research and see the options, I have set my heart onto 2 lines of study.
Get a driving license.
This was a plan for spring 2020, though the pandemic ruined it. Just for clarification, I always opted out of getting one because of living in London. I mean, who needs one right? Well, you do if you wanna get around in the middle of a pandemic.
As soon as it possible. Don’t get get me wrong, the idea of popping on a plane right now makes me cringe. But, in the world where this stupid virus has gone f**k himself, I want to resume those travel plans I had for 2020. Going home will be the first thing. I really miss home. Then go back to the USA and FINALLY spend some time with my bestie on those California beaches. Sweden, Paris, Amsterdam. All those places we had planned for a weekend away and couldn’t.
Take better care of my health.
This is very generic, but the pandemic and the shielding has brought up issues that I thought were under control. I ended up in hospital recently and my mental health has taken a toll again, possibly because my GP seems to think that I am faking it. So, as I am fed up with being taken for granted, the idea is to seek help elsewhere. Maybe home again.
Do more of what I love
I really miss swimming guys. I have been off it for almost a year, as my local pool is constantly full. But also, I haven’t been taking any pictures with my analog camera in ages, since I normally take it with me on travels. I found that I still had a full unused roll in my camera, from god knows when. So you get my point.
Buy a house.
I mean, this is a dream, more than a plan. It gives me the chills just writing it down and also makes me laugh at myself. I am hoping that as the smarty pants that do finances are actually right on their predictions. And IF the market on housing goes down, MAAAAYBE we could invest onto something. I doubt though. First time buyer here, so good luck to me.
Enough of me and my cry out to this pandemic. What are you all planning for 2021?