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03 November 2014

22 before 22

Today is exactly one month to my birthday, so I wanted to make a birthday-related post. Today last year, I made a birthday wishlist, which I considered doing again this year, but the truth is... I actually have mostly everything I want, so the list would have like 3 items top (I'm a pretty lucky person, I know). So... I decided to think of 22 things I'd like to accomplish before turning 22. (I have 13 months for that).

(I tried to look for a photo of my last birthday but as sad as it may sound, I only found this one of my cousin holding my finger. And I can't believe how much she's grown up!)

1. Visit a new country. (Which should be pretty easy, since I'm studying abroad in the heart of Europe)
2. Carve a pumpkin for Halloween
3. Beat someone at pimpon (legitimately)
4. Get a t-shirt for Pangaea *
5. Bake a perfect batch of cookies
6. Make nut-free brownie. (My cousin is allergic to nuts and has been begging me to make her some for years now)
7. Learn to say no
8. Blog every week
9. Knit myself a beanie
10. Stop biting my nails
11. Be able to do a lutz and a loop on the ice
12. Create a new tradition
13. Get to like beer
14. Go to a musical
15. Surprise someone
16. Stop failing my courses!
17. Create a playlist that I could play in public without having to skip any songs
18. Get a C2 in English (which is pretty impossible, but never stop dreaming)
19. Make my own sushi
20. Go to a movie premiere
21. Carve something into a tree
22. Become a 22-year-old that wouldn't disappoint my 20-year-old self

* And you're probably wondering... what's Pangaea? Well Pangea is pretty much a dream come true for university students. It's a place at my Belgian university where you can have free coffee and tea all year after buying a mug that only costs 5€. UNLIMITED COFFEE AND TEA FOR A YEAR FOR ONLY 5€! How crazy is that!?

A little story that happened to me today...

Pangaea doesn't employ people. Instead, people volunteer to attend the bar. You write yourself in a list that's by the bar and do shifts of 1 hour (which is not a lot). So I was volunteering today for 2-3pm and there was nobody next on the list for the 3-4pm shift so I decided to do it. But then, again, there was nobody from 4-5pm and I ended up doing 3 hours instead of 1!

BUT karma paid it off when a nice old man came and gave us a big bag of absolutely delicious chocolate. Just like that. For free. It was for everybody to leave but... I actually ate most of it. That's what happens if you leave a bag of chocolates next to me...

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  1. Such a thoughtful and personal post Belen! I'm so happy, I missed your posts lately!
    I really want to get my degree, at last...! :)

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

    1. Thanks a lot, Diana. To be honest I haven't had much time to blog since I moved to Belgium and I kind of miss it all too.... Good luck with it! xx

  2. I want to knit a beanie too! I mean, they're so cute...I would love a handmade one. Good luck with all your challenges! :)

    Every Day In Grace

  3. Brilliant list the coffee shop sounds brilliant such a lovely concept. Wishing you a wonderful birthday in a months time Lucy x

  4. Haha. #16!! I'm right there with you. This semester is kicking my butt.


  5. That is crazy...a crazy good idea! We drink a lot of tea! Happy birthday for next month :-)

    x Roch & Tash x

  6. I've always wanted to make vegetable sushi! But i don't know where to buy seaweed near me haah :) A year from now I would like to have a good idea of a collage I will be attending!
    xx beautyybychloe.blogspot.com

  7. I absolutely love this idea! It's just 5 days until my 21st birthday (just how?!!?) and I might have to this post asap! I have unfortunately gotten to the point where I have started to like beer. I don't know how it happened....but it has. I'd love to be able to do some proper ice skating too but I really can't do much more than skate around in circles.

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com


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