Hello my fellow bloggers! are you all doing well? Wasn’t it amazing that I blogged twice last week? Go me! In reality, it was just me not doing any work. I have three papers due on the same day next month. Lawd give me strength (Fight-o!) I am just taking a break and blogging about this article I read via Facebook. 21 Things You Start Wanting in your Mid-20s. Some of this list is spot on (I am looking at you blender). I have no job, I am a grad student, I am in between Crazy-Girl and Adult-Girl. There are times I want to paint the town red, and there are times when I realize no one says “paint the town red” anymore. So, out of boredom and procrastination, I thought I’d make my own personal list of 21 Things I want a a 22-year-old. I might list some of the same things as the previous article.
1. Kitchen Supplies
Living alone with no meal plan has reinforced that I need to buy more kitchen supplies. I miss my measuring cups, my waffle maker, my cute little tea towels. If someone wants to buy me a blender, I’ll be grateful forever. I know when I get my own apartment (someday), I’ll buy a ton of cute kitchen supplies.
2. Alcohol (any)
I don’t think I’ll never say no to this.
3. A job
At this point, I’ll settle for a paid internship. It is that bad.
4. Enough time to sleep in
Late night paper and 9 a.m. seminars do not mix well.
5. An Industrial Stapler
20 Page Research Article you have printed out and all you have is a tiny stapler that fits in your purse. Good luck with that.
6. Free University Printing
You don’t really need to print that work cite page of the scholarly article you are reading.
I don’t know when you will not need this.
8. Nap Times
If you can find times in between classes and research, you are golden
9. Gym Membership
Going to the gym is a lot better than sitting around doing research. Believe me, it is worth the investment.
10. Cable/Television License
You think having a Netflix or Hulu subscription will just cut it? Think again. Having a TV is a blessing.
11. Someone to write your resume/CV
Don’t you wish that the downloaded templates had your information already written in there? I do.
12. Friends who are just as poor as you.
Ain’t nobody got money for going out all week. You don’t want to be spending, but you don’t want to be the one who drinks water at bars. Peer Pressure!
13. Hot Professors
You know I ain’t the only one thinking this. Something has to keep you going to lectures.
14. THE ONE
While having good eye candy is always pleasant, you know you want that special someone already. It is that time you feel like settling down shouldn’t be too far for you.
15. Cute Clothes
I just want to look sophisticated during class, and stunning when I go out.
Cadbury, Hershey, Milka, Store Brand. I don’t care. Just give me all the chocolate in the world.
17. Vacations that are not in hostels
We need hotels that are just as cheap as hostel, but without the feeling of a freshman dorm.
18. Dinner Parties
Yeah going out is nice, but there is something magical about cooking and having a grand ol’ conversation. Or we can just get drunk at home. That is also great, we’ll just end up playing 10 fingers.
19. Cute Jacket for every temperature
I need one for when it is cold, for when it is sunny, for when it is sunny and cold, for when it is cold and rainy. I hate coats that look too hot, but really I need them.
20. Places that have free cloakroom.
It is like an extra $3 to put your jacket in the cloakroom when we go out. That can be either taxi money, or more drink money.
21. Making Sense
I don’t know what I am writing half the time (see #19.) What was this post about? I think I just wanted to make a list.
So that is my list guys. It is very late at night, so please do not judge too harshly. What do you think? Leave me a comment if you read this. I think my list fits me very well. These are things that I find myself needing or wanting lately. I am telling you, sometimes I think that I am a cross between a young 20-year-old, and an old grandma.