I AM 18!! This is not a drill. I am officially an adult who can do adult things. If I want I can go to dinner and order a fancy cocktail like all the ladies in Sex and the City, oooo how fancy am I?! Pretty fancy if you asked me.
I don’t feel like an adult, I don’t even know what taxes really are or how on earth I’d ever go about paying them, but hey that’s for another day (most likely when I move out which will not be for a long while). Right now I’m going to ooo and ahh over the fact that I can make all the pretty cocktails I’ve seen on Pinterest and do the stereotypical champagne glass clinking boomerangs on everyone’s Instagram stories.
I’ve never been a big party person so for my birthday this year I’m not doing much, just spending time with my close friends and family. I’ve always preferred to just enjoy my birthday as a time to chill out and think about what’s been going on and what I can do better in the next year, kind of like a mini new years. But lets face it there’s not much that’s going to change over a night so I’ve kept my goals very realistic for my first year being an official adult, also I know 18 isn’t that old but it sounds pretty cool saying that I’m an adult so I’m going keep on saying it.
I’ve already done my first ever adult thing and ordered myself a planner. I couldn’t quite convert to an all black filo-fax “business woman on a mission” planner. I need everything I own to be pretty and colourful with stickers and fun girly things all throughout. So I ordered the Classic Ban.do agenda and I’m awaiting its arrival on Wednesday (I will 10000% be doing an in-depth review with all the gorge photos of it, when it comes) I knew as soon as I laid my eyes on it that if I was about to go into the adult world I NEEDED this planner by my side.
I want to get organised and be one of those people who has their life somewhat together. You know those people whose friends drop by unannounced and it’s okay because they always look good and actually get out of their pyjamas on the weekends and have their hair not in a frizzy tangled mess 24/7. Yep that’s my main goal, to be one of those people (lets hope my planner helps me out a bit with the organised part). Obviously I’ll still have pyjama weekends and leave my hair in a frizzy curly mess sometimes but I just want to put a little more effort into taking care of myself.
I also want to work on feeling more ok with change. Change has always freaked me out a little, but soon I’m leaving high school and going into uni so change is inevitable. I’ve been trying to focus more on the now rather than worrying about the future and things I don’t have much control over. I’ve been getting better and hopefully by the time uni rolls around I’ll be set.
Live more. I’ve just got my exams left and then a whole week of leavers (Ahh omg can’t contain my excitement) and then 3 glorious months of summer!! I want to make the absolute most out of this time to have fun and experience as many things as I can.
Also a huge thank you to Nina for the gorge flowers!! I’ve never been given flowers before but it is safe to say that I.LOVE.FLOWERS. And also thank you so much Nina, Issy and Sophie for coming out for some milkshakes and cake yesterday, it was so lovely to have a chill little catch up for my birthday because as I said before parties are not my thing but cheesecake most definitely is my thing! And even more thank you’s (last ones I promise) to all my friends for making my birthday fab even at school, damn I love you all so much!!
So that’s that then, I’m now an adult if you didn’t already know by the amount of times I’ve said it and I have some goals for this upcoming year. Thank you all for being there for me for my 17th year on earth and I look forward to sharing even more of my life with you all now that I’m 18!!