25 Things For My 25th Year

25thyearI meant to have this post up weeks ago since my birthday was in early March, but better late than never!

Last year I noticed several of my blogging friends had bucket lists of things they wanted to accomplish before they turned 26, 30, etc. I just turned 25 last month and there are so many things I’d like to do this year and making a bucket list would be a fun way to cross things off and share fun experiences with my friends as well. Some of the things on this list are things I’ve been wanting to do for years. Other things that I’ve included are there to help me challenge myself and confront my fears (such as #6 and #23). Since I turn 26 next March, I have about 11 months from today to accomplish these 25 things! Think I can do it?

My list of 25 Things to do for my 25th Year:

  1. Run a 10K
  2. Knit or crochet an afghan
  3. Read an entire book in French – which means I’ll also be able to cross off “Learn the French passé simple”
  4. Write a novella
  5. Make a website for someone else – any takers?
  6. Ski on the red slopes – Since ski season is just about over, I have some time to prepare myself ;)
  7. Visit the Ever After filming locations in the Dordogne region of France


    Château de Hautefort

  8. Visit a new continent
  9. Hold a movie marathon – BBC’s Pride and Prejudice or Star Wars Episodes I-VI? Hmm…
  10. Visit the UK and Ireland – this has been on my bucket list for years and years
  11. Restore an old piece of furniture
  12. Swim in the Mediterranean
  13. Re-attemptmacarons


    So they look like this

  14. Join a club
  15. Make all of the pins on my Pinterest craft board – I would have loved to do this with my To Be Read book list but let’s be realistic here…
  16. See an opera and/or play
  17. Volunteer somewhere
  18. Finish my Codeacademy courses – so I can #5 make a website for someone else :)
  19. Write thank you notes to all the teachers and professors who helped and encouraged me
  20. Attend a masked ball or period-era ball or maybe just a really elaborately themed party


    THIS! I want to do this so badly!

  21. Find a new job – even though I enjoy being a teacher, it’s not what I want to make a career out of
  22. Do something “dangerous” – meaning something I would usually avoid at all costs
  23. (along those same lines) Donate blood – I have a HUGE syringe phobia
  24. Take a couples course with Matt – cooking, dancing, candle-stick making…something along those lines ;)
  25. Start relearning piano

There you have it! I posted this list as a page up on the menu bar, and each time I cross something off my list I’ll write up a post and link it to the 25 Things page :) I can’t wait to start doing some of these things!! (I say some because there are a few things on this list that I put on there to confront my fears, so I’m more anxious than excited about doing those)

4 thoughts on “25 Things For My 25th Year

  1. I LOVE your list !!! Beautiful projects just for 1 year !!! I’m sure you can do everything :)
    And, I totally understand your fears about #23 … I have a HUGE syringe phobia too !!

  2. Don’t tell me that you haven’t swum in the Mediterranean?! When we were in France, I had to laugh, because we were in Aix, about a 2 hour drive from the Riviera, and when we’d ask people if they’d been there, EVERYONE said “no”. Being North American (hey, some of us travel 2 hrs. to work each day!), we just couldn’t understand that. When we asked why, they would just give us a bland look, shrug and say, “we have no reason to.” Talk about cultural differences! :-) I wonder if this is the reason you haven’t been …????

    Oh, don’t talk to me about blood! Never mind syringes, I used to just have to see a blood donor sign and I would start to get whoozy. Seriously! I still get my blood taken lying down.

    Is it easy to get piano lessons from private teachers in France? What about guitar? They seem to value the arts so I would assume that it is easy …??

    In any case, what a great bucket list! Please update when you get some of your list items crossed off!

    • I am ashamed to say that I have been living 2 hours from the Mediterranean for 2 years now and I STILL have not visited it! It’s so strange because a 2 hour drive in the States is practically nothing, but here it feels like a long time and I guess gas is more expensive or something? Doesn’t matter because now I will be visiting it within the year :)

      I assume it would be fairly easy to find a music teacher here (you’re right–it’s very common for children especially to take some type of music lesson), but my husband is going to help me out since he plays very well.

      Glad you like my list! I can’t wait to cross the first thing off :)

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