Everyone makes lists whether it be a top ten, bucket, or grocery. The list making process is what we do either to be organized or make it appear so. About 10 months ago, I contributed to the list making world by putting together 23 things I want to do before I turn 24. In about 61 days(but really who is counting) I will be turning that awkward age, and while I have thought about the list, it took a few of my friends to make me actually go back and look at the list. So here is my update. And here is to hoping I can accomplish this all:
1) Spend more time with family and friends that have your back. Do not waste time with people because you feel bad when they wouldn’t do the same.
My family has definitely changed this year. With good, bad, and ugly news, however we are still a family. I love them more than they will ever know, but I do express it to them as much as I can.
As for friends, in the past year,my circle of friends have become smaller. This is not bad thing, but instead of spending time with people who I truly can’t stand sober, I spend it with people who truly matter to me and I to them. I can obviously work on this more, but as is life.
I say accomplished
2) Donate my hair to locks of love
Ummm…yea has not happened. Not going to lie, I love my long hair, and it is really hard for me to part ways with it. This is a we will see if it will be done in the next 61 days. If not, going on the list next year.
3) Be more direct, not passive aggressive. I sometimes don’t say things to make sure people don’t get mad at me. However somethings need to be said.
Still a work in progress, at least to myself. Some would argue that I have accomplished this, but there is always room for improvement. I will say accomplished, but always can do more.
4) Go Zip Lining
My good friends Carissa and Jen looked this up, and did you know there are no zip lining places in Arizona that are for individuals, only groups. So if anyone knows of any, maybe even ones I can drive to out of state, please let me know ASAP
5) Loose ** lbs and change my eating habits
Done and done. This last year I have lost a good amount of weight. I am not going to post how much, but let us just say that it more than my age, less than 100. Don’t get me wrong, I am proud and feel accomplished, but let’s move on.
6) Learn the secret to my nana’s chocolate chip cookies…
Yes I did. And no I am not telling you.
7) Write a funny story about my Grandpa
Let me start by saying, this hasn’t been done. With a subject like my grandpa, I have tried hundreds of times to do this, and I feel a constant brick wall in my way. I am not sure why,but it seems that way. Of all the things I need to accomplish, I hope this is one of them.
8 ) See the Suns win a championship…*cross fingers*( might change this before I die)
Every year, I think this is the year. This is the year the Suns are going to win it all And every year I am more disappointed than the last. And every year I think, why am I do this to myself? But then every year I am excited to watch them kick some butt and try to win it all. It is a cycle, a bad cycle. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. Actually I would like them to win.
Oh yea, almost forgot. Spurs suck it!
9) Kiss in the Rain
It doesn’t rain a lot here, but I sure as hell got that kiss. And it was worth it.
10) Start my applied project for grad school
It has been started. I can’t talk too much about it, but I am uber excited for it.
11) Travel to a new state or country
I will like to welcome the sort of great state of Maryland to place I have been.
12) Buy a lottery ticket when the jackpot is 100 million
To be honest, I am not sure why I put this on my list. But it is something easy to do. This will surely get done. And when I win, I’m going to Disneyland.
13) Maybe update my blog more…maybe
Guess what I am doing right now? *Evil laugh*
14) Clean my closet out of clothes I never wear. Also clean out things I don’t need. Donate both.
For those who don’t know, my friends and I go shopping in my closet. It is true, I have a habit of buying clothes, and seeing them months later, forgetting I bought them. I do have a problem. I get it.
However, I did accomplish this goal. I cleaned out 3 bagfuls of clothes, had friends take them, and donate them. My closet looked rather bare for like a week, and it looked good for a week. But soon it was filled again. You can’t hate on a girl and her clothes
15) Take an unplanned trip for a couple days.
I have an issue with lack of time, and planning things. Most would not see a problem in this, but it would not hurt just to take off somewhere on a whim. I will keep everyone posted.
16) Eat something new that I have never ate before. Deer Maybe?
Alright so it wasn’t deer, however I did eat some amazing Maryland Crab. It is so good, I may have to update the sort of great state to the great state of Maryland. It will have to go through committee first.
17) Redesign my bedroom
Has it been redone in the last year? Yes. Has it been finished? Not really. A work in progress, but I say accomplished nevertheless.
18) Ask a guy out on a date
According to the boy, yes this has been done. He says because I plan everything out, this counts.
19) Learn to ride a bike
Same boy says he will teach me this before my birthday. While I believe he will try, I am not sure if after 23 years I will be able to. Keep your fingers crossed that I am able to do this and not hurt myself too bad.
20) Having an amazing St.Patty’s to make up for the lack of one when I was 22
I had a blast this last St.Patty’s day thanks to my loves. No I didn’t get to consume any of the Irish kinds, but dancing my butt off was good enough.
21) 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.
22) Let people know I love and appreciate them. I would not be who I am without any of them
I do try to do this all the time, and I will continue.
23) Make 23 better than 22. Do not be depress about it. Wait until you are dead.
It has been an amazing year, and with still two months to go, it can only get better.