I was inspired to do this by my best friend for life...Lori Phillips.
She did this for her 22nd birthday, so I am following in her footsteps and making a list of my own.
I am making this list with the determination to complete each and every one of these. Don't let me flake out and only do half of the list. I'll keep you all updated as I check things off throughout the year.
Here we go:
1.) Go on a cruise.
David and I have already starting planning our vacation for next year. (I know, I know, we just got back from our honeymoon...blah, blah, blah) I have never been on a cruise before and some of them can be surprisingly cheap for a Caribbean vacation so we are saving up and going.
2.) Audition for a Community Theatre show...and make it.
I auditioned for my first community theatre musical last year and made it to call backs...but I didn't make the final cut. This year, I will.
3.) Go on 22 friend dates with 22 different people.
I love all of my friends and I don't want to stop hanging out with them now that I'm an old married woman, so let's go on a date.
4.) Write 22 random notes of encouragement.
Warm fuzzies are just wonderful.
5.) Read 22 books just for fun.
Reading is one of my favorite things to do and I don't make enough time for it in my life. I already have a few books that I want to read but I'm up for about 18 more suggestions.
6.) Learn how to knit.
I have always wanted to learn how to do this. This year I will.
7.) Cook 22 meals from scratch.
Those of you who know me know that I am NOT a cook. My idea of cooking is mac and cheese. I made my first meal from a scratch recipe last night and it wasn't a total disaster. In fact, David LOVED it. So for the sake of being a good wife and trying new things, I will cook 22 recipes from scratch.
8.) Watch the sunrise
I have only done this like once in my life and I was younger and didn't appreciate it because I was awake and it was before 10 am.
9.) Sew myself a beautiful dress.
I got a sewing machine for christmas last year (thanks mom!) and I am determined to use it for purposes other than hemming my pants and fixing holes.
10.) Sing Karaoke at a Karaoke bar.
I have never done this and I don't know why. It has to be done.
11.) Run in a marathon.
I don't want to run the full thing (I would die. Literally.) I just want to run maybe a half....or maybe just 5k. I just think everyone should do this once...especially if it's for a good cause.
12.) Make 22 crafts.
I love crafting and being creative (I worked at Hob Lob for the past year for cryin out loud!), but I never give myself enough time to make things. So this next year I want to make 22 different crafty things. Who knows what they will be...
13.) Visit 22 places in Oklahoma that I've never been to.
Restaurants, museums, towns, you name it.
14.) Spend (at least) 22 minutes with God daily.
This is probably the most important one and probably the one I will fail at most. Encouragement and accountability welcome.
15.) Be a vegetarian for 22 days.
I have always wanted to try this. I don't think I could ever do it as a lifestyle because I love me some chicken, but I think it would be fun to try for a short amount of time.
16.) Learn how to play piano.
This is one thing I wish I wouldn't have given up as a kid. I just want to be able to plunk out some notes and maybe play a couple tunes.
17.) Go camping with David in our new tent.
David and I LOVE camping and we actually registered for a tent and got it as a wedding present from his dad and stepmom. They thought we were crazy for wanting a tent, we love it.
18.) Watch the top 22 movies on the 100 greatest movies of all time list.
We have Netflix, so why not?
19.) Make an engagement/wedding/honeymoon scrapbook.
I bought all the supplies while I worked at Hob Lob, now I just need to put it together.
20.) Work out at least 3 times a week for at least 22 minutes.
David and I have plans to start a workout routine when school starts so here's to sticking to it and keeping off those marriage pounds.
21.) Get rid of at least 22 things that I don't need.
I am by NO means a hoarder, that is just terrifying. But, I would consider myself a sentimental saver. I save everything from programs, to ticket stubs, to shirts I haven't worn in three years but can't give away because I just might feel the urge to wear it this year. So, to get rid of some of the clutter in our closets I will get rid of 22 things.
22.) Live this year to the fullest and document my journey along the way.
I am really excited about this list, and I shared it with David (he didn't know I was writing it) and I think he is even more excited to help me complete it!
Let's get it started.
-Black Eyed Peas