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In 2007 on the day I turned 27 I created a list of 27 things I wanted to do before I turned 28. That little list has turned into an annual tradition! Kind of a New Year’s Resolutions, but easier. Small, obtainable goals! Over the past few years I have done a decent job of having new adventures, trying new things and marking things off my To Do list every year. I don’t take the list too seriously because the goal is to have fun and enjoy life, but I do enjoy writing DONE! Be sure to check back in every now and then to see how I’m doing on marking these items off one by one!

New year, New list! Want to see previous lists?

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This round I decided to break down the list into categories. Let’s do this!

1. Visit the arboretum.
2. Eat at all of the Barbara Lynch restaurants in town.- In Progress! Sportello and Drink…DONE!
3. Check out the Skywalk Observatory.
4. Visit Nantucket.
5. Watch a Red Sox game at Bleacher Bar.

6. Learn to apply false eyelashes.
7. Develop a solid night routine for face/body/skin. Done!
8. Do a capsule wardrobe for 1 month.
9. Create an inspiration board.
10. Find the perfect pair of jeans.

11. Buy an original piece of artwork.
12. Complete 2 pieces of artwork for the house.- In Progress! I have one down and one to go!
13. Purge! using the Konmari method.
14. Frame and display family & Korky photos. Done!
15. Buy a car.- Done! I am a KIA SOUL owner!

16. Visit the Mystic Aquarium. Done! 7/25/15
17. See the Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight.
18. See a musical/play. Done!
19. Visit the Grand Canyon.
20. Book Australia trip! Done! 

Health & Fitness
21. Complete the TIU Bikini Series. Done!
22. Commit to 12 weigh-ins in a row at Weight Watchers.
23. Be able to do 5 PERFECT push-ups.
24. Participate in a biking event.
25. Try a totally new-to-me activity. Done! Aerial Silks Yoga at Ebb n’ Flow Yoga.

Everything else!
26. Learn to make pasta from scratch.
27. Try 20 new beers and participate on Untappd.- Done! Finished 4/25/15
28. Learn to play guitar.
29. Buy a camera and take a photography class.
30. Visit 3 new breweries. Done! Two Roads Brewing Co., Cape Ann, Ipswich and Riverwalk.
31. Take a couples class. Done!
32. Knit a sweater for Korky.
33. Hit 100 classes at one Pure Barre studio.
34. Host a brunch themed party. Done!
35. Create a gift/scrapbook of wedding photos.

You probably noticed that I have a few blank spots. As I get older this list gets really long! I had a hard time coming up with a few things and didn’t want to just smack something down without really thinking about it. Anything you would like to see me do?! Let me know! *Note: I finally filled them in on 6/16/15.*

For every I item I complete, $5 will go towards a new pair of Oakley sunglasses. For every item I don’t complete, $5 will go towards a donation to the Animal Rescue League of Boston. (As always, I donate year round to a variety of charities. This is just for fun and another way for me to donate. )

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Maddie August 13, 2015 at 4:38 am

I came across your blog today and have really enjoyed reading it. I absolutely love your idea of creating a list of goals for the year on your birthday, and have started thinking about what I will put on mine.

I noticed you have booking a trip to Australia on your list for this year. I’m also from the Boston area (North Shore), but am currently living in Sydney, Australia. Let me know if you need any travel tips 🙂


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