Monday, October 26, 2009

25 Before 25

So it hit me the other day that on my next birthday I will be 25. I don't think that's old or anything, but it does seem strange to me that I'm in my mid-20s. Time seems to be going by so quickly. In December, it will have been 3 years since I graduated from ACU. 3 years! I've started feeling like I'm not really taking advantage of this time of my life. I won't have too many more years of married life without children (I hope!). And by "not too many," I mean 5 or 6, so don't get too excited. :) I don't want to look back at this time of my life and think, "I should have done this or that." (And I'm realizing that I probably won't say, "I wish I had watched more Toddlers and Tiaras.") So I decided to come up with a list of 25 goals to accomplish before I turn 25 (in a little under 8 months). Well, 25 was a little ambitious; I made it to 13. Anyone got any suggestions to fill out the last 12?
  1. Take a cooking class.
  2. Bake one new recipe from each of my cookbooks.
  3. Learn two new songs on the piano.
  4. Decide once and for all if/when I'm going back to school and what I will study.
  5. Read 5 books that I've owned for at least a year.
  6. Find a local charity to get involved with.
  7. Take another workout class.
  8. Start at least two more herbs.
  9. Visit St. Louis.
  10. Devise and stick to a housekeeping schedule.
  11. Have 3 "dinner parties" (with party defined as at least two other people besides me and Darby).
  12. Go camping/hiking.
  13. Try 2 new restaurants.


Clint and Whitney said...

I love it Kayla! What a great idea. I may have to steal this from you even though next year I'll be 26. I feel the same way, the first 21 years of life, your goals are kind of set for you: do well in high school so you can get in college, do well in college, graduate, etc. These years are hard because you have to start setting your own goals and find what makes you happy.

The Lances said...

That's a wonderful list!!! I know what you mean... I've been out of college for almost 11 years, but yet it feels like yesterday!!!

Sallie said...

I guess #3 tells me that you are indeed going to take the piano back at Christmas! My biggest concern is the display space on top of it--says a lot for me not needing the piano, doesn't it?