Friday, February 8, 2013

List :: 25 before 26 // Two Months Left

Hello friends, and happy Friday!

First off, thank you for the sweet compliments on the outfit photo in my last post. It's actually an oldie from 2011. Surprise!

Secondly, I know I've been posting a lot of lists lately, but that's just how it happened to work out. And I happen to love listing, so, deal.

Anywho, I'm turning 26 two months from today (weird) so I thought it'd be fun to look back at the goals I made last year. Here they are again, along with my progress. I hope to complete more before April 8.

1) Write a book. I consider myself a pretty optimistic person, but I don't think think I'll be able to finish this one in time. However, I definitely think I could start it. I feel like I already have, in my head -- it's just scary to begin writing it down. Fellow writers, you understand.

2) Road trip to Northern California. Check! Last summer, I went to stay with my sweet aunt in Vacaville for a long weekend. We visited Napa Valley, Sausalito and San Francisco. I can't wait to go back!

3) Donate to charity. I donated to United Way, and as a token of appreciation, I was treated to a Laker game in a suite at the Staples center downtown! So cool.

4) Hit on a random guy at Target. Every time I go there, I see at least three cute boys. It never fails. And I never have the courage to talk to them. Target is just a random place to strike up a conversation, you know? But there's one particular dude who works there that I've been crushing on. We usually share a little smile, and then I realize that he's probably laughing at the fact that I'm wearing sweatpants in public. Then I shuffle away with my basket of Lean Cuisines, and the moment is gone. Maybe next time...

5) Complete a scrapbook. This hasn't happened either. Maybe I can make a mini one. I miss scrapbooking a lot, I just have so many other priorities. I need to purposely set aside time for it.

6) Fix my car. I'm just going to say yes to this one, even though I still have about 15 different scrapes and dents on it. But the inside is fixed! And it's not making as much noise anymore.

7) Get promoted at work. This happened! And I'm proud to say I love my job, as crazy busy as it can be sometimes.

8) Teach an e-course. Haven't done this. Still want to.

9) Learn how to write a screenplay. See above.

10) Get paid to take photos. Yes! I took pictures at my friend's wedding in December. I didn't want to be paid for it, but I didn't have a choice. I still need to edit more, so that's on my next to-do list!

11) Start a webseries. Haven't done this yet, sadly. But I have made some silly videos. I hope to create more in the future!

12) Go camping. I don't know what I was thinking with this one. I'm not an outdoorsy person at all. I hate bugs and getting dirty.

13) Do #12 at Coachella. This is an exception.

14) Give up something for Lent. It starts next Wednesday, and I still plan on participating this year. I think it's a good exercise in self-control, and it allows me to focus on things more important than my vices. In the past I've given up alcohol, chocolate, and soda to name a few. I tried to give up email in the 8th grade, but that didn't last.

15) Re-join the gym. I did this after the new year and I'm so glad!

16) Get my first tattoo. Chris and I are waiting to do this together when I visit him in Texas. :) Now I just need to decide what I want -- I have five different ideas!

17) Buy a record player. I still want one, but again -- priorities.

18) Bake cupcakes from scratch (successfully this time). I can definitely do this before my birthday. Perhaps even for my birthday.

19) Read at least one whole book per month. Consider this done. I haven't read 10 books, but I've definitely been reading more than I have the past few years, and that in itself is an accomplishment!

20) Find a movie I love almost as much as 500 Days. Nope. Didn't happen. Though, I do have many favorites.

21) Clean out my closet for the 100th time. I've definitely done this 101 times by now.

22) Begin living without roommates. Nope, this won't happen for awhile still. And I'm 100% okay with that. I'm really grateful for my roomie Sergio. I always find the most wonderful, brotherly men.

23) Make a calendar for 2013. This obviously didn't happen, but oh well -- there's always next year!

24) Start experimenting with toy cameras. Sadly, this hasn't happened yet either. I own one toy camera (see bookshelf above), and I haven't even used it yet. Yikes! I'm a loser.

25) Design a Loudmouth t-shirt. After seeing Mattie's tee, I'm even more inspired to get this one accomplished. It would be so much fun, don't you think?


  1. Hey, I have an idea for a webseries video thingy so drop me an email as I'm looking to get something sorted. I'm trying to get Bella Q from citizen rosebud onboard too so it'd be great for you to be involved as well if you're interested. And I want to do the first one before April so you can then cross that off your list!

  2. I think you've done a handful of great things and you still have time to do more! I'd definitely do the cupcakes for your Birthday and a mini scrapbook sounds cute too. I love the idea of shirts, might even do that myself someday!

  3. Ha! U love your lists! This year is a BIG bday for me...... 30!!!!!!!!!! AHHHH!!! Maybe I need to make a list as well, I just had such a major year last year...

  4. Were all working on our goals and these are great ones.

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  5. You seem to have gotten a lot done!! Good Start keep it up! Also, I love when you do posts about lists! =)

    With Love,

  6. Good job so far! I recently turned 26 and took a look back at my 25-before-26 list. Camping was one of my goals for last year, and I did actually go camping 3 times, but I kept asking myself, "Why?!?!" =P

    Are you going to do a 26-before-27 list?

  7. So interesting! I like your hit on a random guy at Target goal haha. And hey, a lot of guys like the way girls look in their gym clothes! I actually feel prettiest when I'm in my gym clothes...and I'd like a guy who finds me attractive in my gym clothes anyways! :)

  8. you already accomplished some great things :)
    good luck with the rest, you can do it!
    xo, cheyenne

  9. Hah! Cleaning out my closet is always a goal, I've been wanting to go camping again- we could make it more like a cabin experience maybe so you would want to go?- just a thought, and I've tried giving up a lot of things- well, not for Lent, but you know what I mean. We need to scrapbook! I've been wanting to do that! And I wonder what your screenplay would be about! See you soon! -Jess

  10. I just turned's weird, lol.

    I am going to start writing a book this year...we should keep each other inspired!

    I would love to do an e-course! That is something I definitely need to work on this year.

    I'm getting my first tattoo this year, too! Just searching for the right artist now.

    If you love 500 Days of Summer, you will probably like The Perks of Being a Wallflower. You should watch it!

  11. A Loudmouth T is a great goal to get going on- use Cafe Press if you have to!


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