27 before 27: #5, 6, 9, 11, & 24

It’s been a while since I updated my 27 before 27 list—I figured I’d save them up so I could post a bunch at once. I have five new ones for today. :)

#5 visit the farmer’s market (07/23/11)

Back in July, Jonathan and I finally went to the farmer’s market with a couple of our friends. We discovered all sorts of new foods (like purple bell peppers)! :) I didn’t take many pictures, but here was one of some yummy-looking squash:


#6 travel to a new state (08/25/11)

Undoubtedly one of my favorite things to cross off my list! Jonathan, Nick, and I went to Seattle, WA for the Penny Arcade Expo (extreme geekery!)—it was SO much fun and an absolutely amazing trip. Here’s a photo of the three of us at the top of the Space Needle:


#9 send an unsolicited gift (?)

I don’t have a specific date for this, nor do I have a photo, nor do I want to tell you to whom I gave the gift! I feel like that would defeat the purpose. ;) But I accomplished this in September, I promise.

#11 paint the hallway (10/12/11)

So I didn’t actually paint the hallway myself—Jonathan did it. But I can still cross it off my list, because it was accomplished before my birthday. :P While he was at it, he got really motivated and also turned our hallway door into a Dutch door. I am so impressed with his fearlessness when diving into projects like this. He is amazing! :)


#24 celebrate 4-year graduationversary (05/15/11)

This one was tons of fun. We went to the UNA campus four years after our graduation (to celebrate having been graduated as long as we were in college). We toured the campus, went to eat at one of our favorite spots, and recreated some funny pictures we took while we were still in college. I loved visiting again and thinking about how far we’ve all come.graduationversary

As for the rest of my 27 before 27 list, I don’t foresee finishing it this year. A lot of the goals that remain cost money (visiting a new hockey rink, going camping [we own zero camping gear], take a class, preserve my wedding dress), which is something not in great supply. But I’ll keep working on the goals that I can, and I won’t sweat the ones I can’t get done. After all, I made the list for myself, to be fun—getting uptight about not completing it would defeat the purpose.

I haven’t decided yet if I’ll do a 28 before 28 list similar to this one for next year, or if I’ll do a reading list instead, or if I’ll just pick one goal like a New Year’s resolution…what do you think?



Sheila said...

Your 27 by 27 list is inspiring, so I'd vote for 28 by 28 :) It depends on what you want though. Is a list a good tool for you or would a single goal be better? I found that making a list was a reminder of what I want my life to be about. I haven't accomplished everything on the list this year, but I have made more of an effort and not put things off until later. It's nice to have a list of things to direct me when I have unscheduled time and am not sure how I want to spend it. So, thanks Misty for sharing your list! Can't wait to see what you pick for the next year :)