Sunday, November 17, 2013

25 Before 25...

       Today is my 24th birthday and I am officially getting older. I am so lucky to be able to spend this whole weekend with friends and family, it has been a great last couple of days. So much has happened in the past year, I graduated with my Masters and started my first "big girl job." Although there is so much more to be done I am happy with how far I have gotten. I was inspired by the College Prepsters 25 Before 25 list and decided I should make my own list of things to accomplish. This way I can have an actual goal list to hold myself accountable for, so I officially have 365 days to complete all 25 items on my list which I think is attainable. 
25 Before 25:
  1. 1.    Spa Day. I’ve gotten a facial before but I’d like to have a full day of pampering with a massage.
    2.     Plan another girls trip with my best friends, preferably somewhere with a beach and a pina colada in my hand. Either way I'd like to vacation somewhere I've never been before.
    3.     Visit Chicago (again), my cousin lives out there and I want to make sure I get out to visit at least once a year.
    4.     Expand my blog. I really want work at promoting it and getting my idea’s out there, maybe even get a sponsor or two.
    5.     Build up my savings account. Grad school drained my bank account but I’d like to have it built up to where it was before I got my Masters.
    6.     Start and finish Breaking Bad. Just what I need… another TV show on my list.
    7.     Read more books. I’m really good at picking up a book in the summer but I tend to slack during the other seasons. (Also… remind myself that fashion magazines do not count as books).
    8.     Take more pictures. My friends and I hang out a lot but sometimes we forget to capture those memories in pictures. So I vow to take more pictures.
    9.     Go see a New York Knick game at Madison Square Garden. I’ve seen them play when they come to Albany, but this winter I want to see them play on their home turf.
    10.  See another Broadway show. I try to get to one once a year.
    11.  Go to the Lights in the Park in Albany. Haven’t seen them in years but I love Christmas lights.
    12. Take a cooking class, I love to cook but I want to expand my horizons
    13. Organize my accessories, I have pretty good jewelry organization but I need a better way to display bags and scarves.
    14. Plan a dinner party for my friends--- channel my inner Martha Stewart.
    15.  Treat myself to a fun manicure, this sounds weird but I’ve never gotten a manicure, only a pedicure. Mainly because I’m a nail biter but I want to get a fun manicure for Christmas/New Years.
    16. Drink more water- I only treat myself to soda if I go out to eat but I need more H2O in my daily routine/
    17. Attend a concert; this was the first summer I didn’t go to SPAC (our local outside arena). So next summer I need to go back.
    18. Get a signature drink. If we got out for drinks I am always open to experimenting but I do want a signature drink I can order out and enjoy.
    19.  Treat myself to an expensive piece of jewelry. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right?
    20. Take an exercise class. Ugh.
    21. Wear bright lipstick- I love the look on other people but I’m still not so sure I can pull it off…
    22. Clean out my closet- I need to do an honest inventory of what I have and donate what I no longer need.
    23. Apply for a reality show- My cousin and I have decided to send in an audition tape for Survivor: Blood vs. Water 2. Maybe next year I’ll be sporting an Immunity necklace around my neck instead of a J Crew statement piece!
    24. Try new restaurants- I tend to stick to my signature favs instead of expanding my horizons- this will change this year!
    25. Continue to promote myself professionally- As the Jefferson’s would say, “I’m moving on up!”

    Do you have a list of things that you want to accomplish this year?
    Whats on your list?


  1. Happy Birthday (my best friend's bday is also today) Your list is amazing, I love it! Numbers 16, 20 and 21 are all on mine. And I am loving number 23. We can say we know you when lol.

    Ashley | History in High Heels


    I love this list!! :) I totally need to do a lot of these things, including drink more water, read more books, and clean out my closet. :) Definitely go for the pink lipstick, girl! You'll rock it!



  3. Love the list idea. Anytime you're in NYC hit me up. We could probably knock a few off the list and plan an awesome shopping day as well. Enjoy your 24th!
    the way to my Hart

  4. I love this list! I actually need to do a good amount of the things that are on your list! Bright lipstick would look great with you, I've found that a bright shade of pick look pretty good on almost anyone :). Hope you are having a wonderful day!


  5. I need to drink more water too! Sometimes I can get through a whole day without having a drink. Not good!


  6. I love this list, it's a perfect idea! And I hope you have the loveliest birthday!!

  7. I love this idea! I hope you finish your list!


  8. happy happy birthday! look forward to following along as you cross things off your list!!

    ps...I used to think I couldn't work the whole bright lipstick look and now I just roll with it! :)


  9. This sounds like a great list & I'd like to do some of these (even though I'm not 24!) I think you can definitely do these because they all seem so fun!


  10. Number 5..yes grad school does drain one's savings. Number 24...there is new food waiting to be tried.


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