Thursday, January 31, 2013

24 before 24.

Wooo, it's my birthday! I'm 23! I thought getting older was gonna suck, but it turns out I'm the happiest, most inspired, and excited I've ever been. I've grown up a lot in the past year, and I'm excited to see how much more awesome I'm going to become. (Joking?)

So I jumped on the bandwagon and created a 24 before 24 goal list. This thing was so fun to create, I even decorated some paper with Washi tape and markers so I am forced to keep up with it.

1. Learn three new art forms
2. Plant a successful garden
3. Learn five songs on guitar

4. Create a craft room
    • I feel like this is one of my biggest goals. The picture above is from my last trip to the craft store, and I've gone back for more since then! I'm kind of a hoarder of craft supplies, but I'm very organized, so not having a designated space to work drives me absolutely crazy. And it's not that inspiring all boxed away!
5. Use manual on my DSLR regularly
6. Organize the attic
    • For the past few years, I've been buying random things for a house I haven't had. I mean, I actually lived in my own apartment when I started but I kept saying it was for my "real house" one day. There are boxes upon boxes in my attic that I need to sort through.

7. Build a doghouse and sew a bed.  Just because my awesome pup deserves it!
8. Read 10 books
9. Begin learning Spanish
10. Sew a dress
11. Save $2,000! This is also a huge goal. 
12. Learn to change my oil

13. Participate in a craft show
    • The idea of doing this gives me butterflies! I'll beat myself up if I don't accomplish this.
14. Start a photo album of Corey and me
15. Take 12 jumping pictures with strangers
    • This is random, but kind of a big deal for me. I'm very shy and awkward, but I love jumping pictures. So it's something I enjoy and something daring to try!
16. Quit using tobacco. Yep, I'm guilty.
17. Create a map board and pin at least 10 new places

18. Compose a recipe book
19. Take three new gym classes
20. Improve my credit score
21. Run a 10k
22. Can some kind of food. 
    • Salsa, garden veggies, jam, etc.

23.  Sell 100 handmade items.
    • I'm actually 23 down on this list already. Woop! I wasn't gonna count these until after I was officially 23, but it just made sense. Turning 23, sold 23 items, doesn't that make sense?

24. Watch all movies on the IMDB Top 100 list.

    • It's actually top 250, but there is no way I'd commit to that! I'd rather make sure I read more than ten books!

So there you have it. I'll be updating every couple months on my progress and as I accomplish them! Have you ever made one of these lists? If you haven't, I suggest you do! Doesn't it feel freakin' awesome? If it doesn't, maybe you're doin' it wrong.


  1. My birthday is in March and we have SO many of the same goals. From craft shows to quitting smoking (guilty too >.<)
    Your blog is gorgeous bytheway!

    1. Thank you! I'm actually quite tired of the layout -__- I hope to get a nice one designed this year, maybe that could've been another goal. I really suggest making one of these goal lists! I'm so motivated to complete all of them :)

  2. So many of our goals are similar! I just found your blog and am following along now, it's nice to be here :)
    Kitty & Buck

    1. Thanks girl! I recently started following your blog as well. Your posts are always interesting to me and I love your layout!


  3. Happy belated birthday! These goals are very nice! I hope you get to cross all of them off:)

  4. Changing your own oil sucks, but it's good to know how to do.I know how to, yet, I never do! And selling 100 handmade things is a great goal - I tried an Etsy store once and I failed terribly at it.

    <3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails

  5. Wow those are great goals. I really should start a 21 before 21 or 22 before 22 but I don't think I could do all that I would put on there. I am lucky to complete one goal for me.

    1. Aww, have some faith in yourself! I think making a list like this is just having fun while you're doing it and learning new things. Not necessarily about completing all of them (although that never hurts!) I really encourage you to make one!