Today I turn 23. Twenty-three. Veintitres. 23 just doesn't sound right. Is it weird that I still feel how I did when I was 19? And then I stop and think of all the things that have passed/I've done since I was 19. Here are 23 things I want to have done by 24:
  1. graduate college - done
  2. learn to french braid my hair
  3. collect a new postcard - from spain, from florida, from vegas
  4. go ice skating - see photos from our ice skating adventure here!
  5. Watch a hockey game
  6. learn to more about graphic design & web design
  7. try to be more open minded & say “yes”
  8. upgrade my blog layout
  9. come up with a regular exercise routine
  10. do a photo book - in progress
  11. wear more hats. and heels
  12. find a hobby Chris and I both enjoy
  13. do 6 DIY projects
  14. gain (majority) financial independence - I said majority!
  15. go see a comedian perform - I'm counting as going to a comedy club as a yes
  16. host a girl’s night - Does a throwing bachelorette party count? I'm saying yes.
  17. scope out the best antique local shops
  18. go on an ski trip
  19. find the perfect shade of lipstick
  20. train for a marathon or relay
  21. read 12 books
    -Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman
    -The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    -The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
    -The Hunger Games: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
    -Wool 1-5 by Hugh Howey
    -What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love by Carole Radziwell
    -Tell No One by Harlan Coben
    -Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
    -Kiss the Girls by James Patterson
    -Cross by James Patterson
    -Secret Diary of a Call Girl by Belle de Jour and Anonymous
    -Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  22. try screen printing
  23. make a painting
*Idea and some goals nabbed from Wit & Whistle


  1. Happy B'day! I wish you all the luck to fulfilled those 23 goals of yours! It will definitely give you something to look forward to everyday!

  2. Another reason why I love your adorable blog... we share the same birthday!

  3. What books do you have in mind you want to read?! This is a cute list! Happy Birthday!!!! Your nails look adorable and that cupcake yummy!

  4. Happy Birthday! Great list! Are you going to make one every year? Because 80 goals when you're 80 could be way too many? :)

  5. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day. (:

  6. Happy Birthday beautiful, hope you have an amazing day to celebrate 23!

    Eda ♥

  7. you are the darlingest blogger around.
    just found your blog and i definitely love it!
    following you now.

    xo kaitlin

  8. just started following!! i would love you to check mine out as well!

    and happy birthday as well!

  9. happy birthday!
    here's something to cross off the list:
    i actually learned how to french braid from that video!
    i hope it helps :)

  10. Happy Birthday :) the cake looks so yummy x


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