I recently turned 25.
Every year I try to spend some time on my birthday to think about what I’ve accomplished in the past year, and to dream up some ideas of things that I might want to try out in the year to come. I know this is a pretty organized way to dream up new goals – but without reflection, I would probably never challenge myself.
Anyway, if you can’t read my writing in the image above, here’s the list in full…
Top 10: new things to try before turning 26.
- Write and publish my first ebook: this promises to be a hefty challenge, but I think that it’s about time to take writing seriously!
- Visit a new city (outside of New Brunswick): actually when I think of it now, I’ve probably visited all of the cities in NB… I am hoping that this goal takes me farther than I’ve ever been before!
- Stop biting my nails and get my first (ever) manicure: this one has spent 3 years on my to-do list, and I have been getting off to a great no-nail-biting start on it. Will need a lot of will-power to kick my nail biting habit though!
- Read 25 new inspirational/classic books: I’ve already read my first book “Steal like an Artist”, which rekindled my love of reading – hope to find 24 more excellent books to inspire me!
- Reach a fundraising goal for a good cause: I already have a cause in mind, and I am looking forward to working with a team to make this one a reality.
- Visit my best friend: I haven’t seen her since Christmas 2010 – but we keep in contact every day. I really hope that this one works out!
- Take a creative class: writing? Some kind of art? Dance? Let’s see what Fredericton offers me!
- Play paintball: this would involve me stepping well outside my comfort zone, but I have always wanted to try my hand at paintball… we’ll see how I fare.
- Volunteer for an organization new to me: I stopped volunteering while I was in university, but I am looking for a new opportunity to get back out and make a difference in my community. I have a couple ideas in mind.
- Get back into running – run a race: This one might not be completely new to me, but after a lot of running failure, it will certainly be an accomplishment!