A fresh-faced 23. Flower crown queen.
I am 23 and a half! In six months I will be 24 and erm, don’t know if I can cope with that level of adulthood. Mainly because I will have to start thinking about what comes after my FINAL year of university. Can I be a perpetual student please?!
When I turned 23 I made a list of 23 goals to achieve throughout the year. Now that I am half way through my time of being a sassy 23 year old I thought I should reflect on how I am going. Re-reading these, past Anneke was a bright eyed and incredibly ambitious young thing, and some of these are a little ridiculous. How 6 months can change a girl!
- Create the most beautiful, interesting and well researched thesis
This may be the only goal that I am on track with and happy about. Because my thesis is my LIFE and I am loving it!
- Run a 10km fun run!
Hasn’t happen yet, neither has the training. I do want to do one though. I feel like I should start looking into 10km fun runs later on in the year and start training NOW.
- Hold an exhibition of my work
I will end up doing this with my thesis work… is that cheating?
- Record an EP (or at least one of my songs well)
There has actually been no time for song writing. I want to record a rough and ready 3 track EP of the three songs I have up my sleeve and whack them on my Soundcloud. Think loops, claps and fuzzy tracks.
Yeah, I sing guys.
- Feel fit, healthy and amazing – got to get back into my favourite Wrangler jeans!
Provided my new goals work out and I work really hard on my health and fitness, by the time I am 24 I will fit back into those sassy jeans.
- Write a letter to someone I love, once a month
I have sent 2 letters. 2 out of 12. Someone is going to get 10 letters all on the same day because I am terrible at this goal!
- Perform at a gig
Does karaoke count?
- Get a piece of writing published
- Finish my portfolio of work
I actually do need to do this because my portfolio is 2 years out of date. I have the platform, now I just need to set aside a little bit of time to work on creating a beautiful and professional portfolio.
- Start networking; network, network, network
I do this every single day. Boss bitch.
- Create and publish a zine
Some of these goals are so weird! Hasn’t happened, but let’s just say it totally will. Why not.
- Start an architectural blog
I actually think I should do this for my thesis. Good idea past Anneke!
- Apply to intern at Archdaily
- Read 10 novels
I made this goal because I am so bad at reading these days. I have read three books! 1. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn / 2. Shades of Grey, Jasper Fforde / 3. Yes Please! Amy Poehler
- Host a dinner party
Have. To. Do. This. I will theme it. It will be great.
- Volunteer somewhere, anywhere! Be good!
Considering the SPCA because KITTENS.
- Print and frame my architecture photos from Nepal, Tibet and Europe
I am a secretly talented photographer and have SO many photos from my travels. I want to do this to really document my trip, because files in digital folders are so depressing.
- Join Architecture + Women NZ and NAWIC
I joined NAWIC – National Association of Women in Construction. It’s wonderful.
- Learn how to make ice cream
This is a great goal! Why have I not tried this yet?!
- Learn how to bake bread
- Learn how to knit
I could make a scarf. With all that free time I have?!
- Plan a new overseas adventure
I’ve done this one!!!! I am going to Melbourne in July for a students of Architecture congress and just general fun. I am beyond excited. Yes. Accomplishments!
- HAVE FUN!!!
All day. Erryday. Check!
Bring on the next 6 months!