I’ve always thought the age gap between 25 to 26 to be significant. It may be only a year but somehow in my mind we go from kinda-still-a-child-type-of-adult to ADULT-ADULT!
Then I realized, it’s science! Your brain (for the most part) becomes fully developed and mature by the age of 26. You begin to feel less sensitive and have a much easier time handling peer pressure.. apparently. These facts are coming from someone who dropped all science classes by grade 12 so, take what I just said with a grain of salt.
Last year I wrote goals I wanted to achieve at the age of 25, here is how I did:
1. I WILL leave my comfort zone. 2. I WILL start living a life that make ME happy, not one that will please someone else. 3. I WILL be more independent. 4. I WILL learn a new language. 5. I WILL start building my empire (LOL.. the time has come)
I did something a little differently this year and decided to chat about my accomplished goals on Get Up & Go Girl, as well a NEW goals I want to achieve at 26! Speaking of which…
New goals for 26-year-old Jessica:
1. Write a book.
2. Go to my 5th continent.
3. Create a morning routine.
4. Create a budget.
5. Raise $1,000 for The Malala Fund to secure girls’ right to a minimum of 12 years of quality education.
130 million girls TODAY are unable to go to school because they have to work, can’t afford it, or simply because there are no school in the area for them to go to. Since becoming “Jessica teacher” and teaching English at a school full of 570 pre-teen/teen girls, this truly holds near and dear to my heart. I have created a donation page for the Malala Fund (click HERE for the link!) and will accept as little or as much as you feel comfortable in an effort to support girls education.
Here’s to another year of lessons, growth, travels, and getting better at pretending like I know what I’m doing.