Saturday, 29 November 2014

18 things before 18 - What I have done so far!

Back in October I did a post called 18 things to do before I'm 18, you can see the original post here.
I have already done a few things on my list so I thought I would share some of the things I have ticked off! Here is my original list with the things crossed out that I have done:

1.      Become less shy

Although Its hard to be specific in telling that you have become less shy, I have really opened up and have found myself talking to everyone, before I would be scared to ask for a drink! I recently had to do a presentation at college, which before would terrify me, to then say I got a A* and did the best in the class in something I am so proud of!

2.      Get all my coursework done on time and at a grade of B and above (work in progress I still have a few assignments left until my Birthday!)
3.      Re watch all of my DVD's (I have quite a few!)
4.      Try a new food

5.      Make new memories
I recently went on a cruise and I have so many memories from it!

6.      Write a diary at least once a week
7.      Do something I haven't done before
On my recent holiday I went to Amsterdam, among other places, whilst we were there we took a trip to a little village around 30 minutes away from the centre of Amsterdam, here we watched cloggs being made, we brought some home and we have started to decorate them, which I have loved doing!

8.      Get a job/ work experience in photography

9.      Make new friends
Like I said before I recently went on a cruise and I have made some lifelong friends who I talk to everyday!

10.  Stay up all night

11.  Do something that makes me happy
Travelling makes me extremely happy, I feel so comfortable and at home travelling to new places, I have been extremely lucky to have been to some amazing places in my life, and to have been to some amazing places this year makes me so grateful.

12.  Make my family and myself proud
The one thing that has made myself and my family really proud recently is getting an A* in my speaking exam, I have never been someone who has been confident in talking in front of groups to then turn it around and come out with an A* was truly amazing.

13.  Become more independent
I feel like I have become a lot more independent recently I haven't relied on my parents as much to do things for me.

14.  Appreciate the little things in life
I have always been one to appreciate things no matter how big or small, but I have recently started a series called "because I'm happy" which I post about every Friday with the little things that have made me happy that week!

15.  Make someone else happy ( I have made a few people happy recently, but I want to see what else I do before I tick it off!

16.  Keep my room tidy

17.  Start saving my money
I am trying to save up for a few things at the moment, so every bit of money I get I have been saving!

18.  Visit somewhere new!
Like I said at the start of this post I have been extremely lucky to visit some extraordinary places this year, I have recently come back off a holiday to Oslo, Norway. I have been to Norway before but never Oslo and it was the most beautiful city, everyone was so friendly. I also went to Amsterdam and Antwerp which again were amazing places to visit and some I hope to visit again!

Let me know in the comments what you have achieved recently! 


  1. This is such a nice idea. I'm long past doing it before I'm 18, but maybe I'll make one for before I'm 22.

    Katie xx


    1. I can't wait to finish of the rest of the things on my list! If you do do a 22 things before 22 send me the link so I can have a read!

      Gemma xx

  2. Oh my gosh, I cannot believe I am about to write this, but I have a stepdaughter your age and what a shining example you are to people your age everywhere. The responsibility and consideration you show are wonderful. Hold that dear through your life, Gemma. It will serve you well.

    1. Thank you so much, it really means the world to me to read such a lovely comment! I really try my best to be the best that I can be and to make people around me happy, so to read that you think I'm a great example is such an amazing feeling and inspires me to do more! Its lovely to hear that you have a stepdaughter the same age as me and I hope she gets to do everything she wants too :)

      Thank you again Gemma xx

  3. You should definitely stay up all night over Christmas - I'm about to book a secret holiday for me and my boyfriend.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

    1. I might have too! Oh lovely, where are you planning on going?

      Gemma xx

  4. this is such a great post! I turn 18 in august, so maybe I'll do something similar!
    Modern Beauty Girl
    Other Modern Girl

    1. Oh I would love to see a post like this! If you do do one send me the link so I can have a read!

      Gemma xx


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! I absolutely love hearing from my amazing followers and readers! I read every single comment and will try my best to answer any questions you may have :D

Gemma xx