I’m importing some content from the older blog, and one très important thing is the 25 by 25 list.
This past summer I made a to-do list and it was incredible. I did almost everything and it was an amazing motivator to keep going, doing and exploring. So, what now? Making my 25th year the best it possibly could be.
- Learn to play guitar.
- Get a stamp in my way-too-empty passport.
- Write a book proposal.
- Run a half marathon.
- Break out my should-have-been-used-by-now tent.
- Learn how to actually keep a personal budget.
- Volunteer time somewhere that really counts. Find a non-profit to dedicate passion.
- Take a trip with brother.
- Re-immerse in the arts: read more, listen to bands I’ve never heard of.
- Continue my education. Enroll in a class or make a point to find non-traditional ways to keep challenging myself and growing.
- Stop being afraid of commitment, Mom & Dad have set an awesome example—there’s no reason to be so antsy.
- Find a new church home.
- When you see family members are calling, answer it. When you see long-distance friends are calling your phone, answer it. When you don’t want to call, don’t underestimate the power of sending the unexpected letter.
- Be outrageously spontaneous at least once. Want to watch a sunrise on the coast? Go. Want to see that band that only plays on weeknights at a hole-in-the-wall in New York? Make it happen.
- Surround myself with French. That includes you, Sarah Bennett. (Make it to Montreal.) Find a conversational friend. Read something French at least once a week.
- Try for other acting experience.
- Learn how to handle a firearm. Okay, and maybe shoot one too.
- Be published in a news forum that I haven’t been published in before.
- Be vulnerable. It’s OK to tell people how I feel every so often. In fact, I should tell some people every single day.
- See a play on Broadway.
- Visit a state I’ve never been to.
- See what it’s like to be brunette. Even if it’s just a day.
- Simplify. Purge the belongings I don’t need. Space, memories and people are more important than things.
- Be open to being in a relationship and really think about what I want.
- Apply for something outside of your comfort zone. Be it a mission trip, race or whatever I’ve wanted to try in the past but chickened out on.
I love this! I love lists like this. I have a Life List that I keep in an effort to make myself do thing I might otherwise forget about or chicken out on.
Thanks for sharing! Love it 🙂
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