Yesterday, I turned 24. Do you want to know how that feels? About the same as it felt being 23, except that I’m one year closer to a quarter of a century, and I wasn’t in work on a Sunday. That was bliss.
I’m not going to do a “haul post” on what I received, but I will show one awesome addition to the décor in my hilariously small bedroom. I’ve been looking for a Dancing Groot Pop Vinyl for a long time. After the initial delivery of them to my local comic book shops in Dublin, he became impossible to find anywhere. Unfortunately, working in retail at Christmas meant I couldn’t get my hands on him.
Thankfully, my brother knew I was looking for it and picked it up for me as part of my present. It also came with an Evil Queen Pop Vinyl, because I have a slight obsession with fairy tales, and I seem to have begun amassing a collection of these things (Groot and the Queen joined Peter Pan and Pinnochio). So yeah, if you’re ever stuck for a gift idea…
Dancing Groot wasn’t even my favourite part of my present from my brother (that is, my twin brother, who received an X-Men hoodie from me – we’re that cool.) He went all the way down to Cork to see a friend from Twitter who just so happens to be an amazing artist. Unfortunately, I don’t know her name, so I can’t properly credit her artwork if I share a picture of it. Yet.
It was an amazingly relaxing day, but I’m now faced with the realisation that I’m a year off 25, and a question decided to invade the privacy of my thoughts…
What should people have done or tried by the time they turn 25?
I don’t mean some of the things that seem…standard. You know, house, car, family – the package deal that varies according to generation. (My parents, for instance, in their mid-20s when they had my older brother.) I mean the things that comes before “real life” gets in the way.
What do you think?
Since the question popped into my head I haven’t had a decent answer. Right now, the only logical solution is to ask the Internet and see if anyone can make some suggestions. Who knows, if I get enough suggestions, I might just make this a 25 Things To Do Before I Turn 25 challenge, with all the added pressure of it being public, because that’s how I set goals.
So go on ahead. Post your recommendations. Let me know what you think I should try to do in the next year of my life. Let’s make things interesting!