Thursday, September 5, 2013

24 Before 24

I am posting this on September 5, 2013: Six months before my 24th birthday. In no particular order, I have devised a list of 24 items I think I can reasonably accomplish by my birthday but will still require me to challenge myself. The items range from silly to functional to inspirational, but I hope completing each one will help me to become a better person and live in a little happier of a world each day. :)

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  1. Run a half-marathon.
  2. Be able to do the highest modifications in one of my Sunday yoga classes.
  3. Complete one of my own book challenges.
  4. Pick a wedding date and venue and take engagement pictures.
  5. Find a steady volunteer position.
  6. Visit at least one new state.
  7. Finish at least one scrapbook, then catalog the rest of my photos and donate the extra craft supplies.
  8. Create and order a photo book from my European Extravaganza.
  9. Guest post for at least two new blogs.
  10. Have at least 10 bloggers link up for one of my Travel Tuesday posts.
  11. Attend a professional football game.
  12. See a musical I haven't seen before.
  13. Finally hang my "Where I've Been" map!
  14. Take an adult education class in something useful (bartending, cooking, Microsoft Excel, conversational Spanish, etc.).
  15. Send a holiday present to a soldier overseas.
  16. See a movie at a drive-in theater.
  17. Complete one entire crossword from a newspaper or magazine without any help.
  18. Spend an entire day unplugged. From midnight to 11:59 p.m., I won't use my phone, computer, television, car, Kindle or iPod.
  19. Create and complete a San Francisco bucket list. (I still haven't ridden a cable car, for goodness sakes!)
  20. Get a professional massage.
  21. Take the GRE.
  22. Finish the books on my "currently reading" list as of September 5, 2013. (Some of them have been in progress for almost two years!)
  23. Hold a plank for four minutes.
  24. Send snail mail to at least 10 different people, for no specific occasion or reason.

You can also see my "life list," from which many of the goals above were taken, here.

Wish me luck! :) Do you have a similar list? (Or lists?)

P.S. — No. 2 on this list was originally "get a job," but I'm happy to say I accepted a full-time job offer yesterday! So I felt compelled to replace it with a new item. :)

13 comments:

Treasure Tromp said...

awesome list, my dear!! and congratulations on the job!! woot woot!!

Kelsey Homolka said...

I love the half marathon goal! That's my goal as well! But I'll be 24 in like 23 days so that's out the door :(

Mandi Noel said...

So many things on your list remind me of things on my own bucket list! I'm about to start an adult watercolor painting class next week, and I'm so excited! I'm also planning to attend an NFL game and a drive in movie this year. And I wanted to hang my travel map, but I think the frame is heavier than what I want to hang with command strips (since I don't own the apartment) so it's just resting against the wall.
Congrats on the job and good luck completing your list!!

Katherine Levasseur said...

I love this! So many great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jillian said...

Such a great list! You'll sure have a fun 6 months!

Fran said...

Oh, I hope #20 happens soon! They're so wonderful!

Sarah Pete said...

Yay and congrats on the new job! That's awesome!
Love your list, especially #5, #14, #15, and #23. I can't wait to read your journey as you complete them!

jen @ grown in southern ground said...

great goals :) i made a "where i've been" map too!

melissa said...

Loooooooove your list!! :)

Kristin Saling said...

Terrific list! My husband and I are still putting together our travel map but that's a goal of ours, too. And congrats on the job!

Rachel @ living m{e}y way said...

That's a great list! Good luck! :)

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Kaitlyn's Life and Blogs said...

i just turned 24 lat Sunday. I am doing a 25 before 25 list.

http://crazylifeofkaitlyn.blogspot.com/2013/10/25-things-before-25.html