Goal Setting

29 Before 29: Make it Happen!

Hello and welcome to 2015 vodka lovers!

I hope this wonderful year is treating you well and your resolutions realizations are in full swing. Just after my 28th birthday, I sat down and started jotting down a few ideas I would like to tackle before my 29th birthday. These days you have to look ahead, because before you know it I’ll be 30 and wondering where my precious 20-odd years went.

My list consists of a range of activities that can be fun, some challenging, and positive in my realization of being a BETTER ME.

  1. Take a bartending class
  2. Go camping
  3. Recreate a Beyonce video
  4. Place a trip overseas
  5. Research my dad’s family tree IN PROGRESS
  6. Go hiking 4x
  7. Bake at least once a month (and share on the blog)
  8. Create 3 new pieces of mixed media art
  9. Join Toastmaster or a Young Professionals Group
  10. Rewatch Sex and the City
  11. Host a themed party
  12. Do 10 random acts of kindness
  13. Finish 3 quilts
  14. Do a fun styled photo shoot
  15. Write letters to 3 people who influenced me
  16. Participate in a murder mystery
  17. Train and participate in Tough Mudder and/or run my second half marathon
  18. Write a celebrity
  19. Visit Seattle
  20. Lose weight
  21. Enjoy a spa day with friends
  22. Create an alter ego
  23. Make plans to end friend deployment with TBF
  24. Learn to sew clothing
  25. Do more thrift shopping
  26. Travel to New Orleans
  27. Learn to play guitar
  28. Build a headboard for Master Bedroom
  29. Collect 5 4 Pyrex Dishes

You’re probably wondering why I’m sharing this here. It’s your responsibility as my safe place to hold me accountable for this list. Before #Sevitember 2015 arrives, I would love to have this list completed. Please ask how I’m doing and express your undying love for the 29 activities I’ve shared above. You want to know all about them and how much fun I’m having sharing my life with you.

Here’s to 29!

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23 Comments

  • Reply kristi

    Can I just do your list, too?

    January 6, 2015 at 4:07 pm
    • Reply sevi

      YES! Please join me! I have already started planning my themed party 🙂

      January 11, 2015 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply Addie

    im with Kristi! If you need someone to help accomplish them, I’m down! Dallas Bloggers road trip to NOLA, say waaaahhh??!? Lol

    January 6, 2015 at 4:17 pm
    • Reply sevi

      How much fun would it be if my favorite Dallas bloggers could coordinate our schedules to go to NOLA together?!? It would literally complete my life!!!!!!!!

      January 11, 2015 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    Ummm I would very much like to join you on your trip to New Orleans, please and thank you.

    January 6, 2015 at 4:24 pm
    • Reply sevi

      Must work on our schedules to make it happen! That would be insane.

      January 11, 2015 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Addie

    For a second I thought the Addie above was me. lol I’ve been meaning to join Toastmasters for a while. This post encourages me to do so.

    January 6, 2015 at 10:14 pm
    • Reply sevi

      I am looking at either Toastmasters or a Dallas Young Professionals group. I have looked into other YP groups, but haven’t found one that fits my personality well enough. Let me know if you go through Toastmasters, I would be interested in checking it out.

      January 11, 2015 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Kyrra

    I love your list!!! Every single one of your goals/aspirations is totally attainable. I say take lots of pictures, acquire mementos/keepsakes, then blog about each one, and then make a scrapbook all about it once they’re all completed. Or put all the pictures, keepsakes, etc in a box, send it to me and I’ll put a scrapbook together for you. It’ll become a tangible way to look back at this year and say look at all the really cool stuff I accomplished!!

    I may also use a couple of your goals for myself. I totally want to do a Tough Mudder/Warrior Dash type thing AND another half marathon! (she says as she pops another pretzel M&M into her mouth and reaches for a second slice of pizza)

    Also, for your alter-ego name how about Blogyonce? 😉

    You’ve GOT this girl. Can’t wait to see all the amazing things you do this year!

    January 7, 2015 at 6:12 pm
    • Reply sevi

      I love you Kyrra! I was looking for attainable goals, so I tried to be reasonable on picking things that would keep my interest.

      And you are allowed to snack as much as you want, you are eating for two!

      January 11, 2015 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Digital Mom

    YES! I love this list. Enjoy it – make the best of the moment, you are only 29 – for real for 1 year. And then you can fake 29 for the rest of your life 🙂

    January 11, 2015 at 11:14 pm
    • Reply sevi

      I can fake 29 for the rest of my life! YES!!!!!! Totally going to own that forever now 🙂

      January 14, 2015 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply Julian

    Is your themed party going to be a MURDER MYSTERY?!

    2 birds – one stone!

    -Julian

    January 12, 2015 at 9:54 am
    • Reply sevi

      WE HAVE A WINNER! How did you ever guess?

      January 14, 2015 at 8:47 pm
      • Reply Julian

        I have a nose for the “Awesome Ideas” that people have! 😉

        January 15, 2015 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Chiara

    Ok….my first question is can I pleaseee have that shirt…where can I get it? And of course love your list. I plan to be at the event on Thurs but ummm i’m not in the greatest shape. LOL

    Fellow DBC blogger,
    Chiara
    http://www.that-spark-of-light.com

    January 12, 2015 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Cris

    So many things on your list that I’d like to do too! And P.S. I love Nola! Count me in. 🙂

    January 13, 2015 at 12:13 am
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  • Reply Valery

    Umm of COURSE I will join you on any and all of these. Also can I copy this for my blog….? Thanks in advance, <3

    January 14, 2015 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Allison | VelvetCrate

    Where did you get that awesome Blogger Shot Caller shirt? Love it!

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    January 19, 2015 at 7:18 pm
    • Reply sevi

      Allison, I actually got this shirt from a fellow blogger that use to sell them!!! Here is her etsy story, I would message her before buying to see if she has any of this type left https://www.etsy.com/shop/IWYP

      Thanks for stopping by!

      January 20, 2015 at 10:43 pm
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