Wednesday, March 18, 2015

50 in 500 days

In 500 days I will turn 25. That seems like a far time away, but in actuality I know it will be here in no time. I've always felt like 25 was one of the most important birthdays even though it lacks any real tangible change. Growing up I always thought of 25 as the year that you finally have everything figured out. You're a real adult and can no longer get by on blaming your young age. The closer I get to that number the more I realize how very untrue my feelings growing up turn out to be. I think for every thing I'll have figured out I'll have two more unfigured out. But regardless 25 is still a big birthday.

I'm sure you've seen numerous 100 in 1001 days lists. The first one I saw was Mackenzie's and it's what inspired me to make mine, or rather my version of one. I really liked the idea of my list ending on an important date, but by the time I thought of it there were less than 1001 days till my next big milestone. Here are 50 things for me to accomplish in the next 500 days. 50 things that I think will help me feel a little more accomplished on my 25th birthday.

Start Date: March 18, 2015 
End Date: July 30, 2016

  1. Visit 3 new states
  2. Visit somewhere outside the US
  3. Attend a professional sporting event 
  4. Attend a concert 
  5. Fall in love
  6. Join a book club
  7. Join a Bible study
  8. Own a piece of real art
  9. Throw a dinner party 
  10. Watch a sunset  
  11. Do a juice cleanse 
  12. Volunteer for a cause
  13. Reconnect with Theta as an alum 
  14. Attend a networking event 
  15. Go to the doctor for a yearly exam 
  16. Unsubscribe from unwanted emails 
  17. Save all important documents to a flash drive 
  18. Better organize my Pinterest boards 
  19. Clean out and organize my closet 
  20. Print out photos for a photo album 
  21. Take a fun "just because" skill class
  22. Read 3 Noble or Pulitzer Prize winning books
  23. Reread a favorite book 
  24. Watch 10 Academy Award winning films 
  25. Find a workout routine I love and can stick to 
  26. Train for a 5K
  27. Donate blood
  28. Donate my hair 
  29. Leave a 50% or more tip
  30. Pay for someone in the line behind me
  31. Share my blog with friends
  32. Write a sponsored post 
  33. Learn to sew on a button
  34. Learn to use a waiter's corkscrew to open wine
  35. Become comfortable applying eyeliner
  36. No spend month
  37. Send 25 handwritten notes
  38. Have a signature drink to order out
  39. Have 5 go to recipes 
  40. Own the perfect little black dress
  41. Own a real winter coal 
  42. Own personalized stationary 
  43. Have a job I love
  44. Move out of my parents' house
  45. Buy a computer
  46. Have a credit card with rewards I'll actually use
  47. Have $20,000 in savings
  48. Start my 401K
  49. For each goal reached add $2 to my savings account
  50. For each goal not reached donate $2 to a charity 

Do you have a list? I'd love to see it!

PS: did you see I'm giving away a $25 Starbucks egiftcard on Instagram!? And no, it's not a loop giveaway because you all know how I feel about those

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  1. I love this idea and I just realized that I'm only like 18 days older than you! :)

  2. What a great list! LOL I remember thinking I would have it all figured out by the time I was 25 too. HAHAHAHA! ;)

  3. I love that the blogosphere is so big on dreaming for the future. I've been recently putting together my 30 by 30 list! I have to say my favorite part of yours is all the giving you have on it :)

  4. Yay!! Awesome list! :)


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