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Monday, July 25, 2016

21 Things I'd Like To Accomplish Before I Turn 22

So, as you may know, I turned 21, two weeks ago. I decided to make a list of 21 things I'd like to accomplish before I turn 22. 


These are in no particular order and everything is of course subject to change. 


1. Learn how to sew  


Studying fashion and having an interest in design, learning how to sew is a valuable skill to have.


2. Learn how to drive


There are a lot of reasons why I have not gotten my license yet. When most teenagers turn 16, that is usually the first thing on their mind. For me, it was my health. I also was later in a severe auto accident that further impacted my well-being. I studied and got my permit and now I just need to go back in there and get my license. 

3. Hit 200 email subscribers on my blog



4. Start selling essential oils 


This is something I have been planning for a while. I know they say there is no time like the present, but I really wanted to wait for the right time...and I know that is coming.  

5. Write for a publication


I'd like to be published in a magazine or newspaper. I think covering a local event is where I'd like to start.

6. Fill up a sketchbook


To continue my pursuit in improving my sketching, I want to be sure to fill up a full sketchbook. 

7. Keep up with my health goals


8. Take a drawing class


9. Be a vendor at an art fair/event


10. Visit NYC


New York is one of the places I want to explore. I haven't been to the east coast, except for a five day convention in Washington DC a few years ago. 

11. Wake up earlier


I am a person who is definitely more productive during the night time. I also love to stay up late and sleep in. I want to work on my sleeping habits in the coming year.

12. Karaoke


I mean this one is pretty self explanatory. I have wanted to do this for years, but you always had to be 21 in order to sing. 

13. Publish my book


This will happen and I can't wait!

14. Drink more water and get healthier


Water helps with inflammation and there are countless reasons to drink more of it. I also want to get to the root cause of why I haven't been feeling as healthy as I know I can be.

15. Have new headshots taken


16. Get a LinkedIn 


In the next few months and in the time before I turn 22, I'll have some credentials and skills that would look nice on a LinkedIn profile. I know how important it is to have one in the business world and I feel I'll be ready to register and create my "resume."

17. Wear my glasses more often

:O This picture is from two years ago. 
I started wearing glasses in the first grade and wore them every day until high school. I can definitely see without them, but when I wear them it makes seeing a concert or attending a lecture more enjoyable. The world truly is much clearer with them on.

18. Take a train to Chicago


I've never been on a train before and it's something I've always thought would be fun to do. I was supposed to take a train to Chicago almost two years ago, but ended up driving with a friend instead. 

19. See Beautiful: The Carole King Musical


I can't wait to see this! I already own the soundtrack and I have heard from friends who saw it in New York how fabulous it is.

20. Journal more


When I was younger, I kept a diary. Over the years, I've stopped and then started again numerous times. I want to start documenting my days in a journal again. Maybe even make it more of a scrapbook diary. I think that would be great to have when I am older. 

21. Continue to be mindful and grateful and do what I can to help others


What are some things you want to accomplish before your next birthday?

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21 comments:

  1. This is a good list! Good luck on no 13! That's on my list too!

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  2. Heeey, you have a lot of things to do :D I wish you all the best on your way to accomplish everything you've planned! ♥

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  3. Excellent goals....in fact, quite impressive!

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  4. Excellent goals....in fact, quite impressive!

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  5. Great list.. I am taking two writing classes right now before writing my first book. They are very helpful.

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  6. Great list! I have subscribed to your blog, so that's one more toward your goal of 200 :).

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  7. i'll be 25 next year and there's a few things on that list that i'm yet to do such as fill a sketchbook :) good luck fulfilling your goals

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  8. Lovely goals! Sewing is so much fun :-) and pretty easy too :-)

    <3: Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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  9. I had a list like this! Keep going and never look back!

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  10. Nice goals, good luck with them! Would love to visit NYC as well sometime!

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  11. I find that making lists is a great way to keep yourself accountable! Best of luck in achieving them all! xo

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  12. It's funny, I'm almost 42 1/2 and I haven't thought about what I want to accomplish by my next birthday. Let's see- finish revising a novel and finish drafting and revising a second one and then start drafting a third. I think that'll do me. ;-0

    www.greatgreenheron.com

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  13. Great list...talk about things in common. You should add a bonus task which could be visiting Florida to meet your favorite mentoree. I loved this weeks blog. So very proud of you.

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  14. Well you've definitely got a busy year ahead of you! It's nice that you're filling it up with all the little things that make you happy! I'm 22, will be turning 23 in September and out of all of the things you wanted, I managed to achieve filling my journal up, and journaling more!

    I would love to learn how to sew!

    I think i'll do this for my coming year!

    www.shewillneverlose.com

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  15. Great list and I'm sure you'll achieve all. I turned 30 recently (I know old, 22 is one of my most favourite ages) and wrote a list of the things I want to achieve in my thirties. We shall see if I accomplish them! Fab blog x

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  16. Awesome list, just like you are. I can help you get up earlier 😊 I'll be your own personal alarm clock 😉😚luv ya hun!

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  17. Awesome list, just like you are. I can help you get up earlier 😊 I'll be your own personal alarm clock 😉😚luv ya hun!

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  18. Great list, with some items more important than some others, & some more difficult than others. I know that you are already diligently working on the list,even as you travel. Keep going in that direction.

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  19. Great list, with some items more important than some others, & some more difficult than others. I know that you are already diligently working on the list,even as you travel. Keep going in that direction.

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  20. You could combine 2 of these by doing an art journal, then you would most definitely fill a sketchbook and also be journaling :)

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