Yesterday I turned 28. Doesn’t it seem like there’s a lot more than only one year between 27 and 28? I didn’t feel like 27 was that old, but now I might as well be 30. The older I get the faster time seems to pass, and it’s so easy to let a whole day, week, or month slip by without doing anything noteworthy. In an effort to prevent monotony, achieve a few goals, and put my 28th year to good use, I made a list of 28 things to accomplish before my 29th birthday.
- learn to french braid my hair—Done!
- get a new stamp in my passport—Done, Done, & Done
- fix up the basement spare room
- learn to play the ukulele—Done!
- try sushi—Done!
- upgrade my laptop—Done!
- have my wisdom teeth removed—Done!
- practice hand lettering—Done, Done, Done, Done & Done!
- introduce tea towels to the Wit & Whistle shop—Done!
- wear more hats—Done, Done, Done
- find a new hobby Daniel and I both enjoy—Done!
- decorate a cake—Done!
- organize the rest of our old vacation photos & print photo books—Done!
- come up with a regular cleaning schedule—Done!
- build a coffee table with my dad—Done!
- paint each of my fingernails a different color—Done!
- try 12 new restaurants—Done!
1 – The Irregardless Cafe
2 – Udupi Cafe
3 – Zoës Kitchen
4 – Market
5 – 18 Seaboard
6 – Beasley’s Chicken and Honey
7 – Boylan Bridge Brewpub
8 – State Farmer’s Market Restaurant
9 – Reflections Cafe and Restaurant
10 – Tatler
11 – Spice and Curry
12 – Yuri
- host a girl’s night—Done!
- scope out the best antique shops around here—Done!
- wear perfume everyday—Done!
- go on an impromptu weekend trip—Done!
- practice painting with gouache—Done, Done, Done, Done, & Done!
- find the perfect shade of red lipstick—Done!
be able to do the splitsplant a butterfly garden—Done!
- determine my personal style & purge everything else from my wardrobe—Done!
- read 12 books—Done!
1 – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2 – Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
3 – The Stranger by Albert Camus
4 – Crazy Love by Francis Chan
5 – The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
6 – Wesley the Owl by Stacey O’Brien
7 – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
8 – The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
9 - Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle
10 - Tooth and Claw by T.C. Boyle
11 – Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
12 – Animal Farm by George Orwell
- try screen printing again—Done!
- make a painting—Done!