Life Goals

When I was 26, I read a list of things to accomplish in your twenties: ask for a raise, turn someone down, live alone, move to a new city, etc. Each item corresponded to major life-changing event in my young adult life.

I enjoy writing down goals, so I created my own list of “Life Goals” list with specific items to work toward the next time I’m feeling uninspired. It’s a fluid list, but here’s where I am so far.

  1. Explore Europe with Bret [June ’16]
  2. Become fluent in Spanish
  3. Learn Sign Language
  4. Write a novel [1st draft complete August ’15]
  5. Submit a manuscript for publication
  6. Take cake decorating class  [November ’13]
  7. Learn how to sew
  8. Make a t-shirt quilt
  9. Run in the Tallahassee Jingle Bell Run [12/2013]
  10. Join Yoga Studio [BONUS: Become a certified yoga instructor] [9/28/13]
  11. Run a half marathon   [February 2016]
  12. Vacation in Key West or Mexico or somewhere tropical [May 2014]
  13. Go Zip Lining (June 2017 with my high school friends)
  14. See a Broadway show in NYC with Bret (March 2018) (we’ve seen Broadway shows seperately, but we saw Stephen Colbert live which was equally cool)
  15. Get a picture of Sadie and Velveeta dressed up for our Christmas card [12/20/13]
  16. Be able to do 50 legit push-ups without stopping
  17. Learn how to make & roll sushi
  18. Learn how to ski
  19. Test drive a fancy car [BONUS: Purchase car] [Sept 2014]
  20. Attend Mardi Gras (or maybe just visit New Orleans anytime!) [09/03/13]
  21. Spend several days with only what will fit in a backpack [June ’16]
  22. Knit something more impressive than a scarf
  23. Take one ultimate ROAD TRIP
  24. Have a fun camping experience (I’ve camped several times; it’s never been fun)
  25. Spend a Sunday afternoon visiting Open Houses [BONUS: Buy a House]
  26. Fly First Class (Oct ’19 on a solo flight to CO)
  27. Spend an entire day in bed watching movies and being lazy [darn near impossible 08/20/13]
  28. Disregard list. Re-write list. Be happy and content with the way life is.

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