Friday, December 11, 2009

25 Before 26

A quarter of a century ago today, I was born.

This week, I made a list of 25 things I want to do before I add another year onto the total. Here's my "25 Before 26" list. Some of the items are quite serious and down to business. Others are just tiny things. Some are really quite silly. I hope to accomplish them all this year.

And in case you can't read my messy handwriting:
  1. Buy a sofa.
  2. Make a headboard.
  3. Open an Etsy shop.
  4. Start a record collection (and buy a record player).
  5. Finish LDQ & Arrows quilts (and make another!)
  6. Find a great rug for the living room.
  7. Camping on Cumberland. Take a picture of a wild horse.
  8. Make health a priority.
  9. Bake a Red Velvet cake.
  10. Make a 17 song mixtape playlist for every month.
  11. Write a letter every week.
  12. Read 20 books that aren't Twilight or Harry Potter.
  13. Sew something wearable.
  14. Fill the pages of a sketchbook.
  15. Mail 5 care packages for no reason
  16. Go to a state I've never been to.
  17. Make a painting and hang it in our apartment.
  18. Design a website.
  19. Watch 5 movies in theaters.
  20. Get a really great haircut.
  21. Drink a bottle of wine worth more than $20.
  22. give at least 1 trash bag of clothes to Goodwill.
  23. Buy Chris something he'd never buy for himself.
  24. Eat a whole lobster.
  25. Make business cards for myself.
(Wow! My hair looks really red in this picture. I think it was taken a day or two after I dyed it red, though. But it still looks sooo red!)


Grits said...

Happy Birthday! That looks like a great list. You ought to have fun checking things off. :-)

Callie said...

Katie, I freaking love you/admire you/miss you/wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

See you soon!


Bibbi said...

I am looking forward to looking at the results of the check off next year at this time. Looks like you have a lot of fun and good things to look forward to.
Hope you had a wonderful birthday.
Love ya Lots, BA

Stacey said...

Darn...I was turning my head all kinds of ways reading the list you wrote, and then I scroll down and find out that you typed it. lol. Good thing I already know how to read your writing. That's a great list. I hope you get to do all of those things before you turn 26.

Abigail Thomas said...

I want to bake a red velvet cake too, I have had the receipe book for a year now and still not baked it!

Emily said...

I just love this!! And you! YAY SISTER!