Thursday, September 22, 2011

29 Before I'm 29.

Today is my birthday. I'm 28. But instead of showing pictures of pretty cakes or party decor or a DIY craft for party games I've decided to hold myself accountable to a list of goals. Sounds fun, right? Inspired by similar lists on Making it Lovely and My Little Apartment, I'm wanted to come up with 29 things (big and small) I want to accomplish by this time next year.

Ok, ok, pretty pictures at the bottom. Only they're of ATLANTA. Because that's where I'll be THIS WEEKEND. At MUSIC MIDTOWN. BOOM. (thank you, Jim)


1. Get out of debt. Period. 
2. Put another stamp in my passport.
3. Visit Austin to checkout the food trucks.
4. Teach Ruby how to roll over.
5. Bake and decorate a birthday cake (I’ve never done it!).
6. Finally lose the 10 lbs. I’ve been lugging around since college.
7. Learn how to legit upholster.
8. Deposit something into my savings account every month.
9. Relocate out of Cincinnati.
10. Learn how to cook Indian food.
11. Make (and successfully not kill) an indoor herb garden.
12. Learn how to sew a dress. Actually, I'd even settle for a skirt.
13. Go on the Portland/Seattle/Vancouver trip Jen and I have talked about since 1992.
14. Figure out a continued(ing?) education plan.
15. Figure out if I want to get that tattoo or not.
16. Continue to regularly blog.
17. Start recycling.
18. Regularly exercise. Like, 2-3x a week regular.
19. Start biking or walking to places more.
20. Invest in my undergarments.
21. Upgrade both my TVs to flat screens.
22. Learn how to take really good photos.
23. Buy a proper camera to take really good photos with.
24. Quit biting my nails. (enough already!)
25. Minimize my road rage. And improve my driving skills.
26. Get a facial.
27. Visit a museum I've never been to before.
28. Face something I'm scared of. 
29. Meet someone famous. 

Fingers crossed I cross at least some of these off the list by next year. And maybe see a Desperate Housewife or two! Until next week... xoxo

Atlanta Fulton Central Library

Piedmont Park

Fox Theatre


  1. I read your list, WOW, I only have 2 comments...NO TATTOO!!!! aaaaaaannnd #29... does your Dad count?
    Happy Birthday! (insert balloons, confetti, streamers and snappy music here)
    Have fun in Atlanta, be careful.

  2. I didn't know it was your bday yesterday!!! ACK! Happy Birthday! I love your list!!!!!!

  3. LOVE the list especially #13! :)

  4. Ha ha! Take them easy, take opportunities and don't fret if certain ones don't happen.

    But as the first posting said NO TATTOO? Can't believe it!

  5. Back in the day, I used to work 2 doors down from the Fox theater at an ad agency. If you ever want to relocate to Atlanta, let me know. I'll check with my friends to see if there are any job openings. Hey, you could always come to Jacksonville. The weather's great! - Miss you and your bright sunshiny face and wonderful laugh. - Kate - Perkins that is...

  6. Aww thanks Kate! I really appreciate the thought and I miss you too! I'm always checking out your little kiddies on FB - Hannah is absolutely adorable! A definite iron cupcake and I love the little hats!!

    Thanks again for the heads up and I hope all is well! xoxoxoxoxo

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