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.

 

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

How is it so close to Christmas when 2016 felt like it started yesterday?

Take some ideas if you still have shopping to do:

Mum

  • Spa voucher – facial, massage ($$$)
  • Nail treatment – manicure, pedicure, nail painting ($)
  • Hair treatment ($$)
  • Body creams ($)
  • Bath bombs (Lush – https://au.lush.com/products/bath) ($)
  • Movie tickets – gold class ($$)
  • Clothes – dress, shorts, jacket, corporate attire ($ – $$)
  • Jewellery – earrings, rings (Pandora have some great designs), bracelet ($$)
  • Sandals ($$)
  • Photo frame with you/siblings ($)
  • Restaurant voucher ($ – $$$)
  • Candle (Ecoya – Sweet Pea and Jasmine is fantastic – http://www.ecoya.com) ($)

Dad

  • Movie tickets – gold class ($$)
  • Dress shirts ($$)
  • T-shirts ($)
  • Board shorts ($)
  • Speakers ($$)
  • Restaurant voucher ($ – $$$)
  • Experiences e.g. race track driving ($$$)
  • Alcohol – their favourite bottle or one for you both to share ($$)
  • Headphones ($$)
  • Hammock ($)
  • DVD’s ($)

Sisters

  • Make up / make up vouchers ($ – $$)
  • Beauty vouchers – eyebrows, nails, hair ($)
  • Books – general, cookbooks, magazine subscription ($)
  • Clothes – dress, shorts, shirts ($ – $$)
  • Shoes ($)
  • Candle ($)
  • Active wear – Lorna Jane, The Upside, Cotton On Body ($$)
  • Swimsuit ($ – $$)
  • Planners (for organisation) – Kikki K (https://www.kikki-k.com) is my favourite shop in the world.
  • Scratch map ($)
  • Sunglasses ($ – $$)

Brothers

  • Alcohol ($$)
  • Dress shirts ($$)
  • Cologne ($ – $$)
  • Indoor skydiving voucher ($$)
  • Headphones ($$)
  • Runners ($$)
  • Active wear – Nike, Adidas
  • Sunglasses ($ – $$)
  • Belt ($)

Teacher/Boss/Work Colleague

  • Candle ($)
  • Diffusers ($)
  • Gold class tickets ($$)
  • Tea set from T2 ($)

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