I was 26 when I bought my own one bedroom apartment. Right now it’s rented out to a friend of mine whom I know would take good care of it. I had a lot to learn when buying the place: the money involved, loan terms, what to expect and what to do, etc.
rocketqueenmch's Life List
1. sew my own dress
2. Go to the movies alone
3. Learn how to silkscreen
4. write a book
5. eat healthier
6. volunteer more
7. learn how to prepare 10 excellent meals
8. learn mandarin
9. Swim with dolphins
10. learn sign language
11. make people understand that declawing a cat is a painful unnecessary surgery and there are better ways to deal with cat's scratching
12. Switch to reusable shopping bags for groceries
13. learn how to ride a motorcyle
14. Clean my room and keep it that way
15. quit my job and work freelance
16. live overseas for awhile
17. get enough sleep
18. be a better muslim
19. Get a toned stomach
20. go to hajj
21. forgive somebody
22. become a mother
23. pay off my housing loan
24. do advanced asanas
How I did it: I've been feeling sorry for animals without doing anything for the past years when I decided that this year I would act on it. And in April I did it, chucked out my beauty and skin stuff, and did my research. Just research for brands either online or local. I sourced for an organic toothpaste, natural deodorants, and brands I know are totally animal cruelty free. It made me feel empowered and good that I can never ever go back … Read how I did it…
How I did it: I just did.Registered last year for a 21k, but my bib said 42k. I THOUGHT I registered for a 42 and just couldn't remember, and I got the race kit the day before the event so it was too late (or too expensive) to change, so I thought, what the heck, just do it.The longest LSD prior to this was a 10k. Yep, I was totally insane. Read how I did it…
How I did it: 1) Get a bike. I had no idea what I was doing and ended up getting a bike that does not fit me. This is BAD. Have someone who knows bicycles to help you out. 2) get out of that shell and join other people training. For my cycling,I know I needed help. So I joined this cycling group and it went from there. I had rides where I was left completely alone (the first few since I didn't know anybody) but after a while i made some friends and now… Read how I did it…
i did this list when I was a student.
Progress? the first 2 years were slow. Eating healthily was always in my mind but it was hard when you just started working, your social life was at peak, etc.
I started 2 years back by starting to eliminate fast food and junk. Starting being the key word, I stopped eating/buying/sharing fast food and junk food but did not pressure myself if for some reason I HAD to: stuck in a middle of nowhere with nothing else I could eat but mcdonalds (happened before).
Then I cut down (by cutting down it means if I could help it, i wont, which means almost 90% of the time) sugary drinks, processed beverages, soda or canned drinks. I drink plain water or made my own fruit juices.
I introduced greens in my diet. Slowly but surely the amount if building.
Still WIP :)
I did it, and I can cross it off my list!
Things did not go as I expected AT ALL. I thought I was going to suck with my swimming, aced my bike part, and do okay on the running, but I did pretty ok with the swimming, SLOGGEd through my bike ride (major disappointment) and enjoyed my run so much.
Still wished I was faster on the bike. but well, I said I wanted to do it and I did!