Whenever I think of Autumn, I think of new starts and the build-up to Christmas. For me, Autumn has always been associated with starting a new term and new year of school and this year will actually be the first year that I am not in full-time education. Autumn is also the last season before Christmas so is often filled with the planning and buying of Christmas presents and various Christmas-related celebrations. Since this will be the first Autumn that I am not in education and due to the success of my Summer Bucket-list, I thought I would write a list of 10 things I want to achieve this Autumn.
Learn How To Play 3 Songs on Guitar
I have been a huge fan of Taylor Swift ever since Love Story was released and she is a huge inspiration behind me wanting to learn how to play guitar. I have had a few lessons over the years but I would like to take the time to properly learn how to play 3 songs, with the aim of one of them being a Taylor Swift song.
Learn How To Sign 10 Basic Phrases in British Sign Language
Being a medical professional, it is important that I am able to communicate with patients in order to establish why they are seeking medical treatment. British Sign Language is one of the ways that I will be able to communicate with patients. I have previously been taught the alphabet but I would like to learn some common phrases to use in everyday conversation.
Learn How to Use Manual Settings for Taking Photographs
I love taking photographs but I always use the digital settings on my camera when I do. I would love to learn more about manual settings and how to use them in order to get the best photograph. Luckily both my phone and camera have manual settings so I can play around with the settings no matter which device I am currently carrying.
Have A Spa Day
I have never been to a Spa. Whether this is an at-home Spa or an actual Spa, I would love to spend a few hours pampering myself one day.
Attend A Bonfire Night with Friends
In England, we celebrate the Fifth of November as Bonfire Night to commemorate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot. I normally attend the same Bonfire Night every year so this year I would love to try a new place with friends, especially one with a wider selection of food stalls and entertainment.
Attend a NFL Game
My boyfriend, Tom, is a huge NFL fan and has gotten tickets to see his favourite team, the Seahawks, play in London in October and I am accompanying him. I have never been to a NFL game before so I am excited to finally see it in person.
Start A Travel Journal
I have had a scrapbook since I was as young as 11 but over the past few years, I have found that it has fallen in my list of priorities as education and work has come first. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to start a travel journal, combining my love of writing and scrap-booking to document my travels over the next few years.
Complete A Yoga Session
I have been told countless times about the health benefits of yoga, including increased flexibility and reduced anxiety in day-to-day life, so I am eager to try it for myself and see if I found it helpful.
Redecorate My Room
Now that I have moved back to my parents’ home following three years of University, I am excited to redecorate my room now that I am no longer the 18 year old starting University for the first time.
Apply For At Least One Job
Now that I have finished University, it is finally time to get a full-time job. Whilst I am in no rush to get a full-time job, since I already have a part-time job with the possibility of over-time and I am currently enjoying having free-time to pursue my interests since I did not take a gap year, I would like to have applied for at least one job by 2019.
What is on your Autumn bucket-list?