25 Before 25

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I'm going to be 22 & a senior in college this year. This hit me the other day & soon after, thoughts of what I haven't accomplished flooded my mind. Has anyone else ever had this happen to them? Something you should know about me is I am a list maker. I really should have entered a list makers anonymous group a long time ago, but I've been dealing with it on my own. Since these thoughts wouldn't quiet down, I set out to make a list. A list of 25 things to do before I turn 25. I thought that it would be a task that I would complete in a few weeks, maybe even a month. However, this list came to me instantly which was both satisfying & shocking. Some are big, some are small, but all are achievable.

Here it is! (in no particular order.)

1. Graduate college.
2. Get my Baxter.
3. Marry my best friend.
4. Perform spoken word poetry.
5. Be in New York at Christmas time.
6. Go parasailing.
7. Perform with a full band.
8. Master the art of fried chicken.
9. Drive Route 66 with the perfect playlist & a Handycam.
10. Sew a cocktail dress & wear it out.
11. Take my mom & best friend to a TSwift concert.
12. Run a 1/2 marathon.
13. Attend a lavish NYE party.
14. Mentor a teenage girl.
15. Become an aunt : )
16. Throw a summer, backyard party.
17. Publish a book of poetry, quotes & life lessons for young women.
18. Have an indoor campout by a fireplace.
19. Thank my mom for everything she's done for me.
20. Design a line of jewelry.
21. Have a beer at a pub in Ireland.
22. Make a t-shirt quilt.
23. Scrapbook my high-school & college memories.
24. Design a business card/ stationary line.
25. Finish my 'Bucket Book List.'

I found this writing & couldn't agree with it more:
"Your 20's are your selfish years. It's a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground."

What do you plan to accomplish in the next few years?

Jordan Linna

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