Saturday, October 26, 2013

25 by 25

Yesterday I turned 24.

365 days from now, I will be 25. Not only that, but I will be turning 25 on the 25th.

Something about that birthday has always seemed magical to me.
The "golden birthday" always seemed so far away when I was growing up, but all of a sudden it's staring me right in the face.

I'm scared of this whole growing up thing. My whole life I wanted it all to go faster and now I just really need it to slow down.

But like it or not, I'm now in my mid-twenties. I'm not necessarily where or who or doing what I thought I would be at this point in my life, but you know what? That's entirely ok. 

For this next year leading up to 25 I've compiled a list. A list of things I want to do, feel and experience in the next year. They seem individually insignificant, but at the same time, the idea thrills me. I'm excited to see what happens!
  1. Go somewhere new. All by myself. 
  2. Have some sort of significant cash in my bank account.
  3. Watch the sunrise.
  4. Pull an all-nighter.
  5. Find a new hobby.
  6. Completely unplug for an entire day.
  7. Read more.
  8. Try something new.
  9. Develop a cooking repertoire. 
  10. Go to the ballet.
  11. Splurge on something I probably don't need.
  12. Keep a plant alive.
  13. Catch a fish.
  14. Watch at least the top 10 movies on AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies list.
  15. Sew something.
  16. Meet someone who will become very important to me. 
  17. Learn how to better deal with mornings. 
  18. Get my body back to the one I was growing to love and feel proud of.
  19. Play the piano more and remind myself why I fell in love with it in the first place. 
  20. Become more dedicated in my church habits. 
  21. Balance my soda intake with other good stuff (because saying I'd cut Diet Coke out completely is just silly)
  22. Go to more of the Utah temples. 
  23. Read the Book of Mormon again. 
  24. Finish all of the pieces and projects of my masters degree. 
  25. Decrease what I owe on my car to at least half of what it is now. 
And there you have it. 25 things to accomplish in the next year. Wish me luck!