TICK: 2017 Goal #5

Obtaining a Legal Job!! 
It was my main goal for this year to secure a job with a law firm and I happened to get one in January! ☺️ I’m a fourth year law and journalism student and thought it was time to leave the retail industry and gain a step in the door to my career. I’m technically a receptionist, however they’re aware that I want to gain as much legal experience as possible and are incidentally exposing me to such I.e witnessing wills, writing file notes and observing client interviews.

I’m so excited where this could take me! Bring on 2017 🙏🏼👌🏼🤗

A short view into the future

This may sound ridiculous to some, but here’s a snapshot of my ideal future.

I’m twenty-one years of age. In a few years I will have an absurd HECS debt (double degree at university – $50,000, PLUS college of law – $10,000); my bank account will probably go into the negatives with the amount of travel I plan to do before I graduate; and combined with general living expenses, owning a car, having a social life etc., by the start of 2019, I will most likely still be living at home trying to save ‘my life.’

A girl can still dream, right?

SO, those things aside. Here it goes.

 

2018/2019

2018 is the year my five years at university comes to an end. No more study, no more assessments… definitely kidding. To be admitted as a solicitor, you have to do college of law, which is an extra six months on top of your degree where you complete more assessments, and have to do an 80 day placement with a firm. So, in 2019 with all things going to plan, I will be admitted as a solicitor around June/July, and have hopefully secured a graduate position with a firm. I want to be known for being strong in my professional life.

2020

I will be settling down into my career this year, whatever area of law that is. I’ll most likely be working ridiculous hours and have the crappy office as the ‘newbie’ in the firm. Have to start somewhere. I will be saving SO much money (alongside my boyfriend) to hopefully buy a place together – apartment/house. Two incomes is better than one, right? Especially when you’re both on the same page. I’d love to travel to Europe this year too. I’ve done Europe in winter, so travelling there in Summer would be perfect. Greece, Croatia, Italy, France… yes please.

2021 and onwards

Who knows what is going to happen in the future, honestly. One small decision or action can change your entire path. Yet in saying that, in terms of love, to say you’ve found your soulmate is pretty exciting but serious. And I 100% think I have. I was never really a big believer in love at first sight, until I met him. After that date, I just knew. To travel together, experience life and make memories by each others side, and eventually marry and have kids, there is just so much to look forward to.

 

New Monday / New Week / New Goals

Everyone at some point in their life has said “my diet starts Monday” or “I will start exercising on Monday”. It seems logical to start fresh at the beginning of the week: we have a clearer mindset, we forget all that chocolate or alcohol we had on the weekend because it doesn’t matter as “it’s Monday”, and we also forget the minimal exercise we did last week as it’s time to start fresh.

SOMy 3 goals for this week:

  1. Catch up with a friend (social)
    • Life is inevitably a natural rollercoaster, and aside from family, you will always need someone’s support, trust and companionship. As you grow older, you discover that it is quality over quantity. You may have three incredibly close friends, over 15 friends you see every few weeks. But you know those three will always be there for you and that is what’s special. It is so important to maintain that. Effort goes two ways.
  2. Go to three classes at the gym (physical)
    • I am a Law and Journalism student, so for most of the year I am either stressed or sitting at my desk! I joined the gym recently to regain the fitness I have lost over the years and to have a break from studying the many hours of the day. I have found I really enjoy ‘body pump’ – it’s a weights-based class that fits in with my schedule.
  3. Take time out for you (mental)
    • This is something I also never do. I am so preoccupied with studying or working and never take time out for myself. I stress myself out like crazy over uni work so even if I take 20 minutes to read a book, sit in the sun or go on a walk listening to music, that is a really big step.

A Welcome to Twenties View

My name is Abbey, the girl behind the page that posts what is relevant to people in their twenties!

I’m a fourth year university student and work part time, I love to learn about health and wellbeing and am extremely interested in seeing what the world has to offer. I love to be organised and even love studying, and I’m extremely grateful for what I’ve learnt from my parents.

I’ve wanted to start a blog for a while, and thought that 2017 is my year to grow, take chances and do what I’ve always wanted to do. Stay tuned for all things travel, food, health, organisation, life in general and goals related posts – I’m sure we can learn a thing or two off each other.

– Abbey