25 in 25

Last month I turned the big 2-5. You may think I am a wee young one, but every year I get older. I'm now in the 25-30 check box, and honestly it does not sit well with me. {{Trying not to use expletives here....}}

For many years I have not enjoyed my birthday. While I am ever grateful that I am here on this earth, celebrating my newest age is not a pleasure:

I do not like the attention.

I do not do well with accepting gifts.

And, honestly, I am a control freak of sorts. I can't control that I get older every year and I don't like it. Duh!

I found Living in Yellow the other day, and what an adorable blog it is!

Erin has a great way with words that makes you feel like you are having a girl to girl chat over a glass of wine, while sitting on the dock. She recently made a "26 in 26" list, and I have decided to join in on the fun!

Here are my 25 things I want to accomplish in my 25th year. {We all know it's really my 26th year, but we'll get over the minor technicalities.}

25 in 25

1. Keep my room clean for more than a week

2. Clean my room, in order to keep is clean for one week!

3. Stop living out of a suitcase! When I come home, unpack...

4. Eat Paleo for 30 days consecutively. And, do it seriously.

5. Exercise daily - at least half an hour.

6. Save more money.

7. Buy a 27" iMac with said savings.

8.  Open Etsy store - with actual items in it.

9. Go to 3 blogging conferences.

10. Grow readership and audience.

11. Sponsor 3 blogs per month.

Thanks to the amazing Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny! I can't wait to sponsor you for AUGUST!

12. Learn more about Graphic Design and CSS/HTML.

13. Photograph something everyday.

14. Get checked for skin cancer. 

15. Drive the entire Parkway.

16. Purge through all my belongings. Either donate or consign.

17. Read more books - not just business books!

18. Begin writing cookbook. {{BIG GOAL}}

19. Be more appreciative, of all things.

20. Learn to say no, and practice doing so.

21. Revise two business plans & keep them current.

22. Volunteer my time more wisely & efficiently.

23. Start three Blog Link Parties & be successful.


24. Learn that I cannot control everything, and DEAL. WITH. IT.

25. Travel more - even just a quick trip down the Mountain! 

I am linking up to Erin on Living in Yellow! Go read her blog, you'll love it!!


  1. Great post! I definitely want to write one like around my next birthday!

  2. Great blog, I found you through Eat Yourself Skinny. And love this post! Esp the clean desk. That storrage caddy for the pens and desk stuff is great! Would love to know where you got it.

  3. Ursula! I found that at Michael's craft store! I love it!! Though I have moved it to my craft room, it seemed a bit bulky for my desk... Thanks for popping over from Eat Yourself Skinny!!

  4. I'm turning 25 this month and was planning on making a post like this for my birthday as well. Love your blog!

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