25 Before 25 – One Month Left!

In one month, I’ll be celebrating a quarter of a century of time on this Earth. Crazy! Sometimes I still feel like a little kid – or is that just wishful thinking? – and sometimes I feel like an old lady. Regardless, grad school and life experiences have taught me that I still have so much to learn!

Let’s check in on that amibitious list of things I wanted to accomplish before turning 25. Since my last check-in in September, I sadly haven’t checked off anything else on the list ūüė¶ I think including leisurely books to read was a bad decision leading up to grad school….But I’m still very happy that I accomplished a lot! Here is what’s left:

1. Complete a 5k
2. Transition into a vegan lifestyle
3. Start some kind of further education/night classes
4. Explore the Grand Canyon
5. Plan a trip to Hawaii (well, we planned a trip to Vegas, so that counts!)
6. Meditate
7. Take a real/professional cooking class
8. Get to a healthier weight
9. Try a new form of exercise
10. Learn some sign language
11. Go on a real hike
12. Visit an art museum in Pittsburgh (the Warhol, Mattress Factory)
13. See the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt
14. Get into a regular yoga habit, at least once a week
15. Read The China Study
16. Finish The Hunger Games and/or The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogies
17. Read a classic novel…Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina…something I don’t think I could bear but I should at least try!
18. Volunteer/Work on a farm
19. Watch an outdoor movie
20.  Join a non-profit committee or board
21. ‚ÄúGet away‚ÄĚ with my man for a day or weekend
22. Watch the documentary¬†Earthlings¬†–¬†(just finished this) it‚Äôs a must see, plus it‚Äôs free. Warning: not for the faint of heart.
23. See a recent Michael Moore documentary, maybe Capitalism: A Love Storyor Sicko
24. Participate in a Learnit through CommuniTeach
25. Host a giveaway on my blog (hint hint!)

Even though there are several things left on this list, I have had some great new experiences this year that school and friends have provided that I wouldn’t have even thought to include: For example, I:

– Went on my first food tour!
– Watched some thought-provoking documentaries…Polycultures, The Garden and Black Gold.
– Checked out interesting festivals/fairs and speaker lectures
– Met so many great Food Studies friends!

I’m looking forward to this month countdown to 25 and everything beyond!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. katy
    Nov 15, 2011 @ 16:09:05


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