Yep, that is me 20 years ago
That time of year again. In the next couple days this 23 year old will be turning 24. And although 23 has been a great year, I believe it will only get better from here. So here is my list of this time of 25 things I want to do before I turn 25.
Let’s start with the things from last year’s list that I didn’t get to:
1) Donate my hair to locks of love
I promise I will do this before next year. I am trying to grow my hair out really, really long so when they cut it, I will still have some hair.
2) Go Zip Lining
In the state of Arizona, we were only able to find places where you had to do zip lining as a group, therefore I need to travel somewhere else to find zip lining. If you know of anything, please let me know.
3) Write a funny story about my Grandpa
I think this one has been the hardest because of how personal it is. However if there is a will, there is a way
4 ) See the Suns win a championship…*cross fingers*( might change this before I die)
Considering how there have been tons of trade rumors for Steve Nash, I am not sure if this will happen. I have faith in my time, but this will be on the list until there is no need for it.
5) Buy a lottery ticket when the jackpot is 100 million
I have never been a gambler when it comes to money. The rush I get when I gamble is not a fun one,therefore I rather avoid it. However maybe one dollar could change the world.
6) Take an unplanned trip
After not writing the story for my grandpa, this is the one I had wish I had done.
7) Learn how to ride a bike
I will admit it, I am clumsy as hell. I fall just simply walking. However, when someone goes “well it’s as easy as riding a bike,” I can never nod in agreement, just more in awkwardness.
8 ) Go to a Cardinals game in their new stadium
I have not done this, but if anyone has extra tickets, I am more than willing to fill that seat.
And now the new things:
9)Learn to cook
Listen, I am the greatest at calling in food orders, reservations, etc. However, sometimes even that can get boring. And while it can be fun, I want to enjoy cooking. I can make the basics, but with grad school, it is often hard to find time to eat, little lone cook it. I am hoping as it winds down it will be easier.
10) Visit a new country
Last year I got to see some great new states, but it is time to broaden my horizons. Time to see more of this crazy planet.Maybe somewhere in Asia. Maybe Costa Rica. I got a travel bug.
11) Finish my applied project
So far, my project has been a pain in the butt. From getting it started to what I want to accomplish. Hopefully it will get off the ground because I need it to:
12) Graduate from Grad School
To be honest, grad school has been the hardest, most rewarding thing I have done. I have written about three novels worth of papers and essays, read millions of pages, and slept very little. Lost a couple things from its effects, but in the end the gain will be worth it….I think.
13) Find a job that fits my career, and that I love
At the end of May, I will have two shinny pieces of papers that will tell the world two things. One: I spent a lot of money. Two: I am qualified. So please hire me. *fingers crossed*
14) Sing in front of a crowd
I am not talking like Karaoke because that is more fun and off key. But maybe with a band or seriously even just one time. I by no means want to make a career out of it, just something that would be fun.
15) Donate Blood
I hate needles. In fact, I hate blood. However, with recent family and medical events, you start to realize life is short. You have to live it and give back. Here is one way i can do it.
16) Learn to change a tire
I will admit, I am kind of dumb when it comes to my car. It is almost like I completely zone out anytime someone talks about cars, therefore I want to learn some basics.
17) Improve and strengthen relationships.
A lot will be changing during my 24th year. People will leave, some will stay, and some will enter my world I never thought would. I want to keep those relationships close to my heart, no matter where the world will take me or them.
18) Take a dance class
I know some of you maybe shocked to know I haven’t taken classes as an adult. Shocking I know. Therefore I would like to take a class, and see how it goes. Maybe my new thing.
19) Learn Spanish
I joke a lot about this, but I am really upset at myself for not being fluent in Spanish. I kind of took it for granted, but I don’t always want to be like this. I want to be able to speak, write, and communicate Spanish.
20) Run a 5k without stopping
Not sure how I am going to do this because I hate running, but hey let’s try this
This maybe one of those things that can wait until the next year, but here is a brief summary of my moving experience. I lived in the house I grew up in for 18 years, then my current local for almost 6 years with a brief break down under. I love having one steady locale, but I do feel it is time to move. Just not sure when
22)Try a new restaurant where I have never eaten that type of food
I am not sure where to go with this, but maybe like Ethiopian or something like that.
23) Take an Improv Class
I may really suck at it, but hey at least I tried.
Maybe not that per se, but do something out of character that is fun and excited/ Life is about enjoying it, not going through the motions. Sometimes I have gone through the motions, but lately, I am trying to to take chances.
25) Make 24 the best yet. 25 will then be better