2011 is set to be the best year of my life so far…that is not an overstatement.
Without a doubt there are adventures ahead, friends to be made, and more chances to find life surpassing all my preconceived expectations. Rather than create a list of resolutions, the idea of which makes me feel like I’m doing life wrong or under-par, I have created a list of 25 things to do for my 25th birthday (modeled loosely after Elise Blaha’s 25 @25 list). On this list are things that seem inevitable, things I’ve wanted to do for a while but haven’t found the motivation, things that feel nearly impossible, things that will stretch me beyond my comfort zone, things I think will add magic to my life, and things (all of them) that sound incredibly fun!
I plan on updating the blog as I accomplish each item and keeping a log of the progress. There’s something sweetly satisfying about checking things off a list and even though it would be easy to have a resolution to “Have more fun” this year, I love the idea of keeping a log and feeling accomplished when I do something from the list even if it’s just watching a movie. The idea isn’t perfection or to get it all done, but rather, to enjoy the process of self-discovery and building my ‘focus’ and ‘persistence’ muscles. 🙂
Happy New Year!