I’m turning twenty tomorrow.
I used to think that everything above 16 is pretty old, adult. I’ve come to realise it’s one of those childhood ideas that barely have to do anything with reality.
I’m still bloody young when I think of the people I know who are approaching their thirties and still act young anyway. There is no reason to feel old. But anyway, an important phase of my life is over.
My teenage years have come to an end.
And I’m looking back to 20 years with many ups and downs. Luckily mostly ups lately. I’m incredibly privileged to be able to experience so much in my young life.
The photos above are taken within two and a half years. I think those were my most defining years, from my exchange year 2011/12 in Uruguay where I lost myself and the beginning of 2014, where I’ve finally got on the right track again (thanks to my boyfriend, I guess). And look how different I look today, haha.
Anyway, I want to write down what I wish to achieve and who I want to become before my next birthday. Just like in this blogpost that actually pretty much changed my life – I would have started with my psychology studies a week ago if it weren’t for writing that post and realizing in the process what I really wanted.
- In a year, my photography will have been taken to the next level. I’ll have read a lot about it, watched tutorials, got lots of practice. Fine art, portrait, documentary, street photography.
- I’m going to be in Art School.
- I’m going to travel to one of my dream destinations – either a Native American Reservation or Myanmar.
- I’m going to live healthier. Take care of my body. Have a more balance lifestyle.
- I’ll be leaving my comfort zone regularly. Try street portraits again, ask people I don’t know very well for a photo shoot, .. the possibilities are endless.
- I’ll have passed a language exam – maybe in Chinese.
- I’m going to succeed in all the jobs I’ve got and am going to earn enough money to support my photography and travel passion.
- And of course, I’m going to be more organized, take care of my things instead of relying on other people (my parents) to do it for me. I’m going to beat procrastination before I start my studies.
What do/did you expect from your 20s? Do you feel ‘mature’, more in control than years ago? How were your teenage years?
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