27 before 27

For the past two years, I have created a weekly goal planner for the new year—I started with a yearly calendar in Excel and thought of a goal for every week of the year. After two years of doing this, I feel really satisfied with the things I’ve accomplished by this exercise, but as I approach the end of year 2, I feel like it’s time for something different—something a little more fun and a little more flexible.

Enter the “27 before 27” list. I had this idea a while ago and I’ve been working on this list for a couple months now. I’ve been eager to start but I thought it was too early. Now that I’m about 1 week from my 26th birthday, I feel like I can get started. :)

Some of these things are looming tasks that I never get around to; some are simply fun little things to remind myself to relax once in a while. In any case, here is my 27 before 27 list:

1)                make a dessert from scratch

2)                visit a new hockey rink

3)                take a class

4)                start a garden

5)                visit the farmer’s market

6)                travel to a new state

7)                sew something

8)                read a classic novel

9)                send an unsolicited gift

10)          meet a neighbor

11)          paint the hallway

12)          donate blood

13)          preserve wedding dress

14)          finish organizing/printing photos

15)          update résumé

16)          attend a rock concert

17)          buy some red high heels

18)          go camping

19)          walk or run for a purpose

20)          go to a museum

21)          go canoeing

22)          have a 100% “me” day

23)          buy a bicycle

24)          celebrate 4-year graduationversary

25)          color an entire coloring book

26)          read a non-fiction book

27)          add to Disney movie collection

What do you think?