25 before 25

One of the funny things about making these Age before Age bucket lists is that I get confused about how old I currently am. I was working on this last in the days leading up to my birthday, and I accidentally convinced myself that I was turning 25. For the last year, I've felt a lot more like 24 than 23 because I was focused on the number 24 for the sake of my bucket list. Whew, numbers are hard y'all, and time is weird. But, I have some awesome goals set for myself this year (the year before I turn 25). I honestly think I'm more excited about this list than last year's, and I did a much better job of setting flexible goals that aren't contingent on other pending situations (e.g. starting a business that I quickly changed my mind about). I'm so excited to get started!

25 before 25

Do you think I can do it all? Have you ever done a bucket list for your birthday?

26 comments

  1. I really like all your goals! I need to work on #3 myself. I used to be really insecure, but after I got back from Hawaii, I just felt inspired to love myself. There were people of all shapes and sizes flaunting their bodies on the beach and just having a great time, and I felt kind of weird that I wasn't enjoying life because I was too busy thinking about my cellulite or how my thighs jiggle. It was like a, "I'm really not going to have a great time because I'm worried about how I look?" kind of moment.


    #21 is also on my list!

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  2. I am noooooooooot comfortable enough to actually dye my hair. I wish I was!
    www.theadoredlife.com

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  3. Another tattoo? Ummm what? What tattoos do you already have?

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  4. I love your list!!! Such a good balance. Let me know when you want to try a yoga class, Austin has lots of free classes! I'm still a beginner myself, so the free classes are perfect :)

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  5. Girl! You can do all of these in 6 months! Granted, the anniversary trip could take longer since it may not fall in the 6 month frame. AAnnnnnd recording 52 episodes is a solid one year goal. I challenge you to up the ante. Let's meet for coffee and talk goals... whilst making flower crowns. Yes?

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  6. I feel the same way about the age confusion! It's not like I get asked my age a lot, but every time it's happened I've paused for a whole second before saying 23 because I was like wait, is that right? I love all of your goals for the year, and I feel like they're definitely attainable, but also some time-sensitive and challenging ones to throw in there. Maybe put some of these (like the Christmas cards one) on your calendar so you don't forget about it when the time comes?


    -Jen
    yourstrulyjen.com

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  7. i just have one right now! it's a typewriter on my back and the keys spell out SISTERHOOD. you can see a not very good pic of it here http://www.writeslikeagirlblog.com/2013/01/i-believe.html

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  8. that's such a good idea about putting it on my calendar. i'll need that reminder so i don't procrastinate on it (or let Dago/Tess procrastinate either)!

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  9. girl, i've got a whole year to do all of this (thankfully!). we're at episode 33 i think of the podcast already, so 52 episodes shouldn't be too hard. i'm more worried about the running, writing, and money-related goals being attainable. our anniversary is in a couple of weeks, so that one will pretty much take care of itself.


    we should definitely get together and talk goals and make flower crowns though. i could use some help with the planning/organizing of my book as i get started on that!

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  10. "free" is exactly the kind of class i like!

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  11. i know this is counterproductive, but i thought you looked INCREDIBLE in all of the photos of you from Hawaii. you looked really happy and confident too, so your insecurities didn't show at all!

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  12. love your list! can't wait for you to start accomplishing it all :)

    Maddy

    http://cassidylou.com

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  13. girl you got this. i think for my next birthday i want to do a bucketlist of some sort. since my next birthday is my golden birthday, it'd be a good one to start at, ya?

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  14. I totally think you can achieve these! Let me know if I can help with any of them :)

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  15. These are great!! I also want to love the way I look in a swimsuit, buy a real camera, submit writing to places, and also meet more blog friends! Wish we lived closer, so that we could meet!
    ~Sara

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  16. I do 101 things to do in 1001 days, which is good in the sense it is a longer time than a year, which some goals need. But it is also easier to go through lulls in terms of momentum, and what you want might change more.


    I like this list, especially the anniversary trip!

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  17. #23 let's make it happen!

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  18. Love this list! Hope you accomplish everything!

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  19. yes!! we've got to make it happen sometime in the next year! we're too close not to.

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  20. I like this idea! Of course, in my case, the list would be a mile long. I'm an old.

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  21. Oh wow! That's awesome.

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  22. Alexandra ConsolverMay 30, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Love this! Such a fun list. You have definitely inspired me to make one for my next year... which is quickly starting in July! :) I have always wanted to do #16, #20 & #23 too. :) Good luck to you! Xo-Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  23. What a great list, Nicole! I am tempted to do a 30 before 30 list. I'm 3.5 years away and feel like I could get a great list together :) I may or may not borrow some of the things on your lists for inspiration, if you don't mind :)

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  24. Totally awesome list! I'm pretty sure you and Dago should take your anniversary trip to Seattle and hang out with me and Katie so you can cross 1 and 23 off in spades!

    XOXO
    Becca | Ladyface Blog

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  25. I can help with the yoga class! I have a guest pass for my studio if you would like to come with me!

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  26. This is so cool. I was just thinking a few weeks ago I should make a bucket list for my 20s, things I may not have the chance to do later in life as responsibilities change. But I like your idea of making one each year so much better!

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