25 Things I Want To Do Before I Turn 25

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I’ll turn 25 on October next year. I’m getting old but it feels like I haven’t done much in my life. I don’t feel bad for the things that I haven’t accomplished. It’s important to take things one step at a time, and I don’t need to compare myself with other people. I have my own timeline, so it’s up to me whether I enjoy it or be busy being depressed because there are people who are already ahead of me.

With only 1 year and 4 months to go, here are the

25 Things I Want to do Before I Turn 25

  1. Get a tattoo.
  2. Change my hair color.
  3. Travel abroad.
  4. Be healthy and fit.
  5. Have enough savings for my sister’s tuition fee.
  6. Join a fun run.
  7. Go on a road trip.
  8. Buy some stocks, or invest in something.
  9. Rent an apartment or a condo, and live on my own. Again.
  10. Rebuild my wardrobe.
  11. Read and finish a book at least once a month.
  12. Get out of my comfort zone.
  13. Go on a trip with my family.
  14. Learn a new language.
  15. Have fun and enjoy life.
  16. See my favorite artist perform live.
  17. Drop my habit of not sticking to my budget.
  18. Increase my income.
  19. Try new restaurants every payday.
  20. Find a hobby that will keep me busy.
  21. Learn to say no.
  22. Meet new friends.
  23. Watch Friends, Pretty Little Liars, Descendants of the Sun, and finish One Tree Hill & Gossip Girl.
  24. Visit more beaches!
  25. Fall in love.


Wow, I didn’t even do half on my list! I could get a tattoo, but I decided not to because I cannot choose which tattoo I want. I don’t want to get myself inked with a design I am not 100% sure!

I didn’t travel abroad before I turn 25, but I traveled to Sweden 5 days after my birthday! I hope that still counts. I originally planned or hoped on going to Australia; I’m amazed by how things turned out.

When I wrote I wanted to be healthy and fit, I added that I wanted to gain weight AND get a flat stomach. Then I realized that getting a flat stomach shouldn’t be my goal. I should focus on being healthy first.

Ever since I started working, I’ve always wanted to have enough savings for my sister’s tuition fee. A few years later, I still didn’t have enough. Bad financial decisions. Again.

It’s so funny that I wrote here I wanted to join a fun run and run at least 5km, but I didn’t even try to run even for 2km. Why am I too lazy!

3 months before my birthday, I started to rent an apartment and live on my own. Commuting every day to work tires me out so I decided to rent an apartment that’s close to my work. I also shared my experience with it here.

I also consider that decision as getting out of my comfort zone. Aside from that, I also looked for another job and decided to resign from my first company. Although I am grateful for the opportunities I had in my first company, I thought that I should get out of my comfort zone and take up a new challenge.

One of my goals is to take my family on a trip where I pay for all the expenses. That’s the least that I can do for them. Unfortunately, I didn’t do this because of financial constraints.

That’s why I also wanted to drop my habit of not sticking to my budget. I could earn an x amount of money, but I can spend it in the blink of an eye. Yikes! I didn’t stick to my budget; in fact, my financial plans that year changed because of an opportunity that I have to pay to get it.

Even though I didn’t do all in my list before I turn 25, I don’t feel pressure anyway because I still have time to do it. I just wanted to create a list because it’s fun to have a few goals.

  1. You should really watch Friends, it’s the best classic show that I’ve ever watched! ? And if you found a new hobby you can turn that into a side-hustle business. You’re like hitting two birds in one stone. Good luck on this Karen!

    1. I know, I know! Most of my friends asked me to watch it already. Haha. And I reaaally want to watch it na but I don’t have a copy yet. I’ll get one soon! Thanks, Camille!

  2. I think you summed up all my goals before I turn 25, too (except watching Friends bc i’ve watched the entire series for like 3 times already Haha!) Good thing I have roughly 4 years left to accomplish all that. Good luck, Karen. Can’t wait to read about all your progress.
    xx, The Diary Queen

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