january 3, 2011 // 25 before 26


A few weeks ago, I came across a blog post that I really enjoyed on A Beautiful Mess. Elsie (the brains behind the blog) compiled a goal list of 28 things to do before she turned 29. I love the idea.. there's something so intentional about writing down goals on paper. I looked at a goal list that I wrote the year after I graduated from college a few months ago and I was amazed at how many of the things I had actually done. These were goals that I had written down and never looked at again!

Crazy that just putting the goals out there for the world to see can make them that much more real. Anyway, I love Elsie's idea.. so, seeing as today is my day of birth..the day I came into this fine world...the day that I turn a quarter-century old.. I decided to make a list of 25 things to do before I turn 26. I'm sharing it here because I think that having it in such a public place will spur me on even more to complete my listed goals.

Here it is!

1.) Write, illustrate and publish a children's book
2.) Find a place to park my trailer/live in it/use it for a studio space
3.) Write and record five songs (I wouldn't classify myself as a musician in the least... but I want to try my hand at music just for fun)
4.) See at least one amazing concert
5.) Work a craft fair and/or sell some crafty goods on Etsy
6.) Road trip!!! (I can't get enough of them..)
7.) Spend at least a month in Montana with Sarah (this is where I'm going to do all of the work on my book! I'm giving myself a 30 day deadline starting next week!)
8.) Find a place that I want to live!
9.) Meet a nice boy... <3
10.) Sip tea in a tea room like this one
11.) Get really, really good at vegan baking
12.) Learn to cook at least three delicious vegetarian meals by heart
13.) See a movie at a drive-in (a real one!)
14.) Geocache!
15.) Be in the audience of The Price Is Right.. and a contestant if I'm lucky!
16.) Sew something that I can wear
17.) Stand up for a cause! (I've wanted to do a peaceful protest ever since I learned about sit-in in history class)
18.) Get really good at the ukulele (like this kid)
19.) Memorize five Bible verses
20.) Throw at least one awesome/epic party
21.) Do something special and memorable with my parents
22.) Get closer to my family
23.) Crochet a granny square blanket
24.) WWOOF!
25.) Take my trailer somewhere beautiful and camp out overnight!

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