One of my favorite food bloggers Joy the Baker recently decided to compile a “30 Things Before 30 Years” list of things to do before she turns 30 in a few months. Here’s her list so far. I like her ambition! I think someone else on the B3DA Blogroll is also doing something similar? Sorry I don’t remember which blog!
Anywho, as the greatest piece of advice that was ever given to me* was by my grandfather’s cousin Claire “If you’re bored, you must be a boring person” I think I’d like to challenge myself to take on new things to keep myself from being bored as I get older. So I want to make my own list of 27 things to accomplish before I turn 27 (I’ve got some time–till Nov. 21)
And I’m going to need your help. These can be things that are fun, maybe a little bit out of my comfort zone, preferably cheap/within my budget/free, and/or adventurous. I’m going to add a few bummer, adult things that just *need* to get done.
- Eat at Hubcap Grill‘s restaurant or food truck (I’ve followed them on twitter forever, but I’ve never eaten there!)
- Make doctor’s/dentist/eye doctor’s appointments and keep them!
- Run a 5k.
- Run a half marathon.
- Mod Podge book pages onto my dresser drawers.
- Help create 2 Halloween costumes from scratch.
- Keep plants alive on our patio and grow some more.
- Finish Jane Austen cross stitch
- Learn to embroider
- Throw a kick ass Halloween party
- Learn to cook….what?
- Read Little Women
- Visit 3 new Houston museums
- Get my second holes re-pierced (with Lisa next Friday!)
What else? I need your thoughts!
By the way, how excited are we for April 23rd????
*Probably not, but it was the first piece that came to mind. The best advice was probably Nancy Pearl’s Rule of 50. “I live by what I call ‘the rule of fifty,’ which acknowledges that time is short and the world of books is immense. If you’re fifty years old or younger, give every book about fifty pages before you decide to commit yourself to reading it, or give it up.”
~~~~~~Jane Austen Challenge Day 4~~~~~~~~
Favorite Jane Austen quote:
I don’t think it’s in the book, but in the 1996 Emma,
“Jane! You’re a fragile, fragile creature!”
My mom and I love to quote this. All. the. time.