I just celebrated my 28th birthday and honestly don’t feel any older. That seems to be a common theme with each passing birthday. I’m creeping towards 30, but before I get there I feel as though there is still SO much that I want to accomplish while in my twenties. Looking back on this past year, I am nostalgic for all of the huge changes that came along and all of the adventures I sought out. Although I only completed roughly half of my list of 27 Things to do Before I’m 28, there was so much more that I did that wasn’t on my list!
Not only did I pack up and move across the country to a small town in Pennsylvania, I packed up and moved once again to Denver, Colorado in the same year! I quickly obtained those 3 new stamps in my National Parks Passport camped with Ellie Mae in Acadia National Park. Actually, not only did I visit Acadia National Park, but I also saw the sunrise before everyone else in America while getting engaged! I visited out National Naval Academy in Annapolis. I went on a cruise for the first time in my life where I overcame a fear and almost eloped. =) I made Christmas dinner for my family AND cooked them a big, juicy pig (which obviously I ate none of). We can’t forget my visiting NYC not once, but three times. That is where I had the great fortune of seeing my first broadway musical, Once. All in all, there was a lot that I did accomplish on my list, and even more that I didn’t imagine I would be doing! And I did all of it happily, merrily, and as minimalistic as possible.
So now looking forward to the upcoming year, I am excited and eager for all that will come. My biggest goal for this new year is to focus on myself more. I want to explore; myself, my thoughts and feelings, my goals in life, my spirituality, and face even more fears. I want to live as positively as possible while remaining to stay in the moment. Keep present. After all, I’m only 28 once. I better make it awesome!
I might not love the idea of getting another year older, but I do love the idea of having another year to fill with the 28 things on the list below.
- Get married
Plant a garden See a big Broadway musical production
- Run a 5K
- Go winter camping
Join a book club
- Visit a new country
Cook a new recipe every week(maybe not every week but quite frequently)
- Kiss on top of a 14er (after hiking it)
- Bake the perfect cheesecake
- Can on my own
- Love on my yoga mat until it wears out
- Get 3 new stamps in National Parks Passport
- Do a coffee tour of Denver in a day
Carve a pumpkin
- Attend a midnight premier of a cult movie
- Learn to crochet granny squares
- Have a picnic in all 4 seasons
- Take a class
- Dye. More than once.
- Write a children’s book
- Kayak in a new ocean
- Complete a photo challenge
Attend an opening day Keep on loving the Future Mr. and critters Continue minimalism
So here goes…