Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TWENTY6 (E.G It's my birthday tomorrow!)

(all pictures from my instagram - @herecomesthesunblog)

Tomorrow I'll be turning 26. It's been a bit of a weird number to come to terms with recently (it just feels like I'm edging my way out of my twenties way too quickly) but to be honest this last year has been a really good one and I have had a lot to celebrate. My 25th year was full of so many different adventures but namely moving to Auckland and finally getting kick started into my digital marketing career. I've been enjoying city life, meeting new people, trying new restaurants and bars and getting more involved in the blogging community here. 

It feels like the next year of my life is going to be just as eventful and I thought I would take a second to picture what it might be like and write down some of the things I want to achieve. So here are my goals for my 26th year:

Holiday in China with friends - We've been saving for a holiday in 2014 with friends and my biggest wish is to visit China for the history and the food. 

Save more than I spend - I love saving! Especially for future travels (we're heading to Melbourne in November and as mentioned above also on a bigger trip next year) so I've got to cut down on needless spending and squirrel away as much as possible. 

Run my first half marathon - This has been a goal I've had for awhile. My current record is just over 15kms but I need to get my motivation back and finally achieve this one. 

Declutter - I have so many clothes I don't wear and belongings I barely touch or use. I need to downsize and reorganise!

Develop a better skincare routine - It's not that my skin is necessarily bad, it's more that I need to start taking better care of it so it doesn't start ageing too soon.

Actually finish a book club book on time - this one is pretty self explanatory, eek! I can't remember if I've mentioned here or not but this year I joined a book club (it mostly involves wine + nibbles but the books do get talked about a little) and I've only finished one book on time!

Cut down on sugar - It's time to think more carefully about what I put in my body and to take a cleaner approach to eating.

So I've decided being 26 is going to be awesome! Onwards & upwards! 


  1. Excellent goals! I'm very keen to the do the full Auckland marathon.. Before turning 30... eeeek!

  2. We're twins! Its my Birthday tomorrow too, cept Im even closer to 30 than you haha. Great goals I have a lot of the same ones xx


  3. Brilliant goals, and a very happy birthday for tomorrow! :)

  4. Great goals (yay sell us some of your clothes haha). Happy birthday for tomorrow :)

  5. That is a great list of goals for your 26th year! Happy birthday in advance (but I'm sure I'll find a way to say it again tomorrow!)

  6. Oooh you're coming to Melbourne!? You're gonna LOVE it here!
    Happy birthday for tomorrow!! x

    p.s. love the pile of Gilmore Girls DVDs :)

  7. Happy Birthday for tomorrow! :) Hope you have a wonderful day!

    I feel like you're my doppelganger after reading this post! :) I'm turning 26 this Sunday and my partner and I will also be heading to Melbourne in November. My goals for the next year are cutting down on spending, saving more, selling all my old clothes and cutting down on sugar too. Also I've been focusing on my skin care more lately. Just bought my first SPF50 sunscreen today :)

  8. Happy birthday for tomorrow. I'm really liking your goals!

  9. great goals:-) hope you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow! x

  10. Happy Almost Birthday! It's great having goals :)

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth

  11. Good luck on your goals! They seem pretty obtainable and reasonable but still are things that are good to strive for. I really need to working on saving and cutting down on sugar too!
    Leah Faye
    e plus l

  12. Happy Birthday for tomorrow... I cant forget your birthday because we almost have same birthday only one day apart :)... Enjoy and wish you good health and more blessings.

  13. Happy birthday, love!! 26 is going to be a great year for you!! xo

  14. Happy birthday Dear !
    Love your pictures !!

    Fashion and Cupcakes.


  15. Can "visit Shayla in Oklahoma" be on your twenty7 list? ..... puhhhhleeeaaaaase?

  16. yay!! Happy Birthday. I found 25 to be a hard year, almost like a quarter life crisis for me. good goals, I need to save heaps this year too. so much to save for, like that bugaboo pram I want haha. oh and skin care, I love skin care products, I swear by adding some rosehip oil to your moisturiser and sunscreen everyday. keeps the wrinkles away :P and invest in an eye cream

  17. Happy Birthday!! Great goals!


  18. Happy Birthday! June babies unite! With turning 26 I think it's being on the closer end of 30 that weirds me out. Also, the skin care thing - just the other day my friends and I were like "sooo... anti-ageing creams?" hahaha

    Hope you have a great birthday! xx

  19. Happy birthday!

    I think it is such a fabulous idea to re-asses where you are heading in the next year, and your list is perfect!

    I would love to visit China one day too, I just had friends who returned from there, and they loved every minute!

  20. Aw, hope you have a happy birthday! From what I can gather, it sounds like you have a great year ahead of you :)

  21. Happy birthday! Sounds like you have another fun year ahead.


  22. Happy birthday! I just discovered your blog and absolutely love it!

  23. Happy Birthday! These are great goals, I always like to set myself a few things so I can look back on them and feel like I made progress. Hope you have a wonderful day and year!

    xo Natasha
    The Night is Wild

  24. Great! Your ideas match a little bit with the ones from my Happyness project. I already uploaded the book to my blog, in case you want to start your personal project, which is in someway a book club. :-)


  25. Hope your birthday was awesome. I have LOVED being 26 so far, but I do feel I'm getting older... This is not necessarily a bad thing!

    Adventures of a Sequin Cat

  26. Happy happy birthday! Hope you had a beautiful day :) I'm with you on the book club thing.. I joined one to meet new friends when we moved cities but I've never actually finished a book on time so I just go and hear what they all thought about the book while I sip my wine and make agreeing noises ;)


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