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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

25 before 25.

Everyone's got em. Whether you've actually written them out or not.
You know, that list. That list of stuff you want to get done before that one big date.

Most people choose to do a 30 before 30...well, seeing as I'm only 22, I'm going to start with a 25 before 25 list first, and see how this goes. I have a TON of stuff I want to accomplish in this little life of mine, but I tried to be realistic as this is under 3 years away now.

This list is to be completed by August 9th, 2016.

1. Be debt free.
2. Once we're debt free, begin my 401K and aggressively save.
3. Run a half marathon.
4. Meet more blog friends.
5. Be vegetarian for a week.
6. Give a very generous, and anonymous gift.
8. Zip-line.
9. Learn how to sew or knit.
10. Take a cake decorating class.
11. Go out west somewhere.
12. Finish my Bible cover to cover.
13. Donate my hair.
14. Grow my blog to 1,000 readers.
15. Break a 28 minute 5K.
16. Donate blood for the first time.
17.Visit a historical US city with Caleb.
18. Read 50 new books.
19. Plan an incredible trip with our best friends.
20. Update my DSLR/lens collection.
21. Be confident in my cooking.
22. Get a professional massage.
23. Be up to date on all my photo books.
24. Take a ballet class to rekindle my love for it.
25. Learn calligraphy.

I hope I can do all of this, and I'm determined to make it happen!
What's on your list?


  1. You can do it! I make a list for each year, then update it monthly on that particular date just to keep me going. Its something fun, and something my husband actually gets into :)

  2. that's an awesome list!! I can't believe I turn 25 in a few months. I need to make a list before then!

  3. I love lists like this! It makes it more fun to be able to cross things off! I started my 101 things in 1001 days list last year and I love it! Hope you are able to accomplish every single one :)

  4. Great list! I'm definitely past 25 (insert sad face) but I have been working on a "30 Before 30" list!

  5. This is perfect! I wish I would have done this when I was 22. :) Maybe I could do a 30 before 30 like Tracy said.

  6. Love this list!!! I think you will cross each one of them off! :) #17 - Washington DC is pretttty historical, just sayin' :P!!

  7. LOVE this! Yours is a great list for 25 before 25! I did a 30 before 30 and it's a LOT of traveling... haha! Good Luck! I think this is definitely doable :)

  8. You've so got this, girlfriend!! Your list is so full of variety and awesome things, it's going to make it super fun to accomplish! :)

  9. You are THE cutest 22 year old I've ever laid eyes on! I always assumed you were older, but you're a youngin. I'm so jealous :) I have this thing where I'm scared to turn 30, so I started a 30 before 30 list to help aid in the transition. I think my logic will help anyways?? Haha!! P.S. when you go Zip Lining, let me know how you like it! I've always wanted to!

  10. Some of these look familiarrrrrr ;) I'm excited that I'll get to accomplish some of these with you and cheer you on as you cross 'em ALL off :)

  11. Girl these are great, fun and definitely attainable goals!!! You can do it!!

  12. Oooohh these look so fun! I made a 101 in 1001 days list, and I've loved crossing off the ones I've done - it's a great feeling. I still have A LOT more to go though!

  13. Obviously I love the ballet class one...but I realllyyyy love the cake decorating class one. I'd love to do that as well. What a GREAT list, my friend!! I have no doubt in my mind that you'll accomplish all of these.

  14. you're a youngin! but what a great list. i've always wanted to learn calligraphy too. if you find somewhere local to take classes, you let me know :)

  15. This looks very doable - good luck!

  16. Love this! I went back and forth on these too, but I finally made one on and posted it on my birthday in July. I have a 30 before 30 & exactly 5 years to do it. lol
    I like the idea of goals that will bring growth. You have some good goals!
    My list up on my blog, just click on the 30 before 30 tab.

  17. I love them all except for I didn't see Texas or Ashley on your list. You must have accidentally forgot that I want to see your precious self in person like tomorrow. You know Austin, Texas has some historical Texas things that I could meet up to show y'all. Orrrrr I could go to DC and y'all could meet me there. hehe YAY for 25 before 25. You've got so many great things planned. I love it.

  18. Yes, yes, yes for the ballet class! I turn 25 this summer soooo sounds like I need to get my booty into gear ;) Also, my goal for right now is 25: Learn calligraphy. I have been searching for the best kit to get started.

  19. Love this! I recently made a 30 before 30 list and have been waiting to post it on my blog!

  20. You have to run a half marathon and then get a professional massage! ;) It will be soooo worth it! I love that you are so young and happy go lucky!! Great list!

  21. I'm a little late, but I LOVE your list. We have a few that are the same (although mine is before I'm 30... which I'm not too far away from). YAY for lists!!!

  22. I just recently found this blog (through a giveaway, I believe) and loved this list! I'm thinking of doing my own. I'll definitely link back to your page when it's done. Thanks for the idea!

  23. My precious, it is time to start marking some of these as completed :)
    Shall I start coming over and preparing dinner with you?

  24. Hey Kayla! I hope that you did not forget about your commitment, or worse, you didn't hide it in the deep corners of the internet where nobody could ever see it again. There's still so much to do and the time is out! Whatcha gonna do? You're 27 now. That's the age when Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse died, either of suicide or accident. Bet you have exactly a year to save the situation. Don't leave the world with work still to do. Finish everything like a hero.


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