Travel to a surreal destination
ok, so I’m a traveler, an inner traveler… yes!!! Even thought I haven’t yet started to explore this side of me I know I’m going to do lots and lots of traveling in this lifetime of mine. Going to a surreal destination like The Tulip fields in the Netherlands is something I’d like to do in the next four years, there are quite a number of places but I guess one place checks this off the list.
Whoever knows me know that I’m obsessed with music and the Coachella arts and music festival is on this list because I’d like to attend this weekend event within the next four years, I have time right ?
Dine at one of the world’s best restaurants
I’ve heard so many stories about world renowned restaurants and how for some, you have to book a reservation months before, even up to three months before, there are a few restaurants like this and Mugaritz is one of them, I love how organized the whole reservation process is on their website as well as how detailed. I am such a foodie, my taste bud was literally created for food and flavors.
Cook a huge meal and host my closest friends
This has been on my mind for the longest time and I’ve not been able to do it so I decided to put a timeline to it , thats why I added it to this list so that I can check that of my mind, lol… less things to think about.
Go sky diving
So I have phobia for height and this year I made a decision to go out of my comfort zone as well as defeat all my fears, I believe sky diving opens you up somehow especially when you are afraid of height, honestly can’t wait to do this.
Throw myself a huge birthday party
I love birthdays, I don’t even joke around when it comes to birthdays, the celebrations, the love from friends and family and even strangers. Throwing a huge party has always been on my mind and I can already see me doing this very soon, maybe next year!
Travel with 5 of my closest friends
A trip with a group of my close friends sounds like fun and I’m so here for this, it doesn’t have be exotic but the idea of leaving our original locations as I have friends in different area codes lol, being in a different country all at once in each other’s space is interesting to look forward to.
Climb a mountain kill my phobia
This is a Must for me!!!
Go somewhere by myself
A trip alone is something I see myself doing a lot but I need to do it soon because I’ve had all these things to do since my early twenties and I’ve not done a number of them, putting a timeline to it is something I hope will help me in executing each one of them,
Eat something weird
hahaha, honestly if I had a food blog it will probably be called “Stephanie Ani the food explorer” because I’m one to try out new food cause I’m an adventurous eater, I’d love to try out a weird dish someday.
Host a bonfire party
At the beach, food, drinks, dark atmosphere, the stars, friends and a huge fire, just picture this. The closest I was to experiencing a bonfire party was NYSC camp in Lagos but for some reason the bonfire night was cancelled and that sort of made me sad cause I was looking forward to it. I honestly hope I’m able to pull this off here in Lagos.
Splurge on an item
The entreprenuer life is one that makes you almost forget about yourself because you have a baby (business) you really want to grow but I’ve decided to splurge on something expensive before I’m 30, maybe a nice wrist watch or a handbag could be a CHANEL BAG or CELINE BAG, been eyeing these two for the longest time, I sincerely don’t know what it will be but let see what happens.
Start mentoring someone
It is actually not too early to be a mentor, I always just tell myself that I’m not there yet but in all honesty once you start getting messages, emails from younger people asking questions and needing guidance then you are actually there, I hope I’m able to give someone my time soon enough.
Learn how to play tennis
This has been a long time coming and something keeps pulling me back, first it was how expensive it was to acquire a full kit, then prioritizing and now that I have a racket which is the most important tool I don’t have an excuse anymore. I found myself a coach a few days ago and also found a court that isn’t too far from my house, I’m going to start learning how to play tennis, yay!!! I’m so excited about this one.
Log out of life (social media, phone calls, emails, everything ) for 24 hours
I need at least 72 hours break from life and I’d pick a day to log out of everything.
Go to Paris with a person of interest (someone that has my attention )
I usually say that the first time I go out of Nigeria would be with a person of interest but that isn’t coming through and I’m not getting younger so I’ve left Paris for the Bae , whenever he decides to come around I’d like to visit Paris with him, its a little bit sentimental for me.
Grow a very green garden
I am obsessed with plants so much that I can become friends with you once you love plants as well, you only just need to say ‘I love plants’, lol!!! I only own two pots which initially started with one pot, I had to learn to be patient and also care for it before I got the second one, once I’m able to add another I will and hopefully it can become a garden before I’m 30.
Host a charity event, or do something for a good cause
My friend Ify and I have something we’ve been taking about relating to this, I want it to be perfect and elaborate she doesn’t think it has to be but hopefully together we can decide on how best to execute this , it is definitely not one to overlook.
Read more books, set a reading goal
I use to read a lot, a lot but my reading habit kind of dropped once I started the entreprenuer life. I had a 9-5 job and always had a book in my bag, I honestly don’t remember what changed in me but I need to start again so I’m setting a reading goal and it is to read for an hour everyday. I’m making this an everyday thing and it shouldn’t be long enough till I get back into my reading culture.
Build my brand
I hope and pray my brand grows bigger within the next four years but I know I need to put in a lot of extra effort.
Its really good to have various investments to fall back on and buying shares is something I’d like to do.
Buy food and drink for a stranger at a restaurant or fast food
To be very honest, I’ve always wanted to be the stranger that disappears after paying someone’s bill, just leaving whoever it is wondering who and also feeling blessed.
Make a “before I turn 40” list
lol. before I do this I’m going to do a respond, checking all the things I was able to do on this list but I’m definitely going to do a Before 40 list.
Register my business
I already did this and the reason why it is here is because I wrote this list a while ago and only completed it in January, so I’m ticking this off.
Buy myself a car
Need to get myself a car as I do not have one, I must say its extremely difficult surviving without it but I don’t want a fairly used car and I have expensive taste for my pockets if you know what that means, so yea… soon.
Do Free makeup for a special bride on her wedding day
I think this will come as a giveaway when I hit 10k followers on Instagram but whatever I decide I’m definitely doing a free bridal makeup for a bride.
Buy a plot of land
I initially wasn’t thinking about this but my friend was reading this list a while ago and asked to add this, I still feel its a lot to do but Its not a bad thing to put goals down right? Thats the whole point of this.
Ride a jet ski
This was on the list but I already learned how to ride one, I think it was 2016 a day after my 25th birthday my friends invited me to the beach with a a crew of jet ski riders, it was a fun day especially because I ended up learning how and also got to ride one by myself.
Learn a foreign language
I honestly want to learn how to speak Spanish.
Go back to school
I know, I know the last time I ever studied for something like an exam was in 2012 which was for my Bsc final examinations. A part of me has always wanted to go back to school maybe get an Msc or Mba but the logical side of me thinks its almost a waste of money, time and energy but this doesn’t stop me from learning something right? In the next few months I’ll decide what I want to do and this will probably be a short course on something related to what I already do. I’m excited about the idea because I’m of the school of thought that says you (should) never stop learning.