Friday, 5 July 2013

#BudgetBucketList with MoneySupermarket

I don't have a Bucket List. I know, I'm only 21 and don't really need to be thinking about that just yet but....I'm 21! In the prime of my life and I should be out there doing great and fun things whilst I am still young!

I have never thought about what I want my life to ultimately be like. Sure there are a few silly things that I'd maybe like to do but nothing like a 'goal'.

So I gave it some thought. Here is my 'Bucket List':

1) Get married - I never wanted to get married. To me, it's just a piece of paper and that had nothing to do with how much you and your partner loved each other. And then I met Chris (grab your vomit buckets, guys!) and I knew I wanted to marry him. Right now though as we're both studying and he's only working a part-time job, there's no way we could afford to be married. We've spoken about getting engaged but Chris is very traditional and couldn't do it without a ring.

2) Have a baby - I can happily cross this off my list. I, again, never wanted kids until I met Chris (feel free to vomit again) and now that our son is here, I couldn't imagine it any other way. I would like to extend our family though when we both have steady jobs.

3) Own our own house with a garden - We rent at the minute as there is no way that we could afford to get on the property ladder. We're both students and only Chris's part-time jobs salary is coming in so it's a pretty decent house but we don't have a garden for our son to play in. I'd love for him to have his own outdoor space.

4) Go on a family holiday - Chris and I had been together 3 years before having our son and we'd never even been on a couples holiday never mind a family holiday! I'd love to go away to a quaint little Spanish town (not tourist areas) and blend in with the culture.

5) Take up a hobby and stick to it - I bought crochet hooks and wool, watched a few YouTube videos (all in one sitting) and I found it really difficult and gave up. Now everything is shoved in the back of the wardrobe. I think that I need to look around and try a whole mess of different things to find out what's best for me.

6) Visit Boston, Chicago, New York City and Berlin - They're just those places that you hear so much about and I want to be able to go and experience it all for myself.

7) Learn how to swim - Back when I was having swimming lessons with my school at ten years old, I almost drowned. Ever since, I have avoided swimming pools and other large bodies of water. Now that I have a child, I need to get over my phobia and learn how to swim so that we can go swimming as a family.

8) Do something worthwhile - I don't know what. When I die, that will be it. I will be forgotten about. I'd love to leave my name to something. Something that I'll be remembered for.

This is my entry for the #BudgetBucketList competition with MoneySupermarket. As per the competitions rules, I need to tag three other bloggers to take part. I tag Deborah from Super Busy Mum, Hayley from Sparkles & Stretchmarks and James from Daddy Space.

2 comments on "#BudgetBucketList with MoneySupermarket"
  1. I've been to New York, Chicago and Boston! All such fab places! You must go someday.

    Great list. Good luck!