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This is a list of 23 things that I want to accomplish this year before I turn 23 on October 19, 2015! Some of them are things I've done before, others are things that I always say I am going to do, but never actually get around to accomplishing! Cheers to a year of being 22!
1) Go Fly Fishing
2) Make Business Cards 
3) Complete a Blogilates Month Calendar
4) Visit a National Park
5) Finish a Paper 3 Days Before it's Due
6) Become an Entreprenuer
7) Read 10 books for fun (4/10: Me Before You; Unbroken; Sharp Objects; The Good American)
8) Buy +1.00 Reading Glasses (done! here's the pair I bought)
9) Spend 24 hours Without Technology
10) Subscribe to a Newspaper/News Magazine
11) See a Play on Broadway
12) Read a Biography About Someone I Know Nothing About
13) Publish a blog post about a personal struggle
14) Knit a Scarf
15) Make Sushi
16) Watch 10 Movies from the AFI Greatest Film List
17) Go Camping
18) Make 10 Pinterest Recipes (1/10: Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats)
19) Do a Full At-Home Manicure
20) See a Game at Yankee Stadium
21) Buy a Cookbook (we got Ina Garten's Make It Ahead cookbook for Christmas at work)
22) Take Myers-Briggs Test
23) Set aside $10 for everything I accomplish on this list and buy myself a birthday present with it!

Previous Year:

Here is the list of 22 things I want to do by the time I turn 22 on October 19, 2014. You can find the original post here.

1) Get in Shape! (this was a bit too ambiguous...)
2) Read 13 Books Just for Fun (10/13: The Fault In Our Stars, Gone Girl, I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know, Mrs. Poe, Bitter is the New Black, Looking For Alaska, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me and Other Concerns, #Girlboss, Pelican Brief, The Good American)
3) Feel Like I've Made a Difference in my Community (Relay For Life!)
4) Manage Money and Balance my Budget for the Rest of the Year 
5) Hold a Conversation in Spanish with a Native Speaker (done! with the mom of a young boy I tutor)
6) Learn to Fly Fish 
7) Get Rid of Old Clothing (yes! so worth it!)
8) Figure Out My Favorite Big Girl Drink (vodka tonic, margarita, red wine)
9) Get a Pajama Set (done! check out this post)
10) Develop A Daily Routine
11) Host a Dinner Party (loved having the girls over)
12) Spend a Day Being Tourist-y in Downtown DC (quite a few times!)
13) Hike Old Rag (Summertime Hiking)
14) Read Anna Karenina (finally finished that one...finally)
15) Make Ten Pinterest/Online Recipes (10/10: Crockpot Chicken, Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies, S'mores Croissants, Balsamic Brussel Sprouts, Overnight Raspberry Oats, Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal Bars, Crockpot Chili, Apple Galette, Portabello Tuna Melt)
16) Snail Mail Correspondence (I'm a sucker for cute stationary!)
17) Make Business Cards 
18) Blog 4/times a Week (did it, but I want to make this a habit...)
19) Raise $1000 for Relay For Life (total: $1,180)
20) Make an At-Home Face Mask
21) Visit a Friend at a Different College (Virginia Tech!)
22) Put $10 in Savings Every Time I Check Something Off and Invest It in Something I Want for my 22nd Birthday


  1. i just read our fault in the stars. great choice!

  2. I'll go camping with you!!!! :)



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