Monday, June 08, 2009


photo found on tumblr

As many of you know, I celebrated my 25th birthday a few days ago and, to me, it's a milestone.
My mom was 25 when she had me and for some reason I've always thought of it as the "grown-up" age mark. Silly I know. And I've also heard those reports that say that your teenage hormones don't fully leave until 25 (or in other words - you don't smart-en up until 25.)
In any case, I am looking forward to this year. There are so many things I would like to do and want to do. It feels like a huge new chapter of my life is opening up and I'm eager to begin.
So, in honor of that I am going to make my list of
25 things to do before I'm 26

1. attend a live symphonic performance
2. knit something more complicated than a scarf or hat
3. take pictures of finished sewing & craft projects
4. write down my goals and dreams for the future
5. teach at least 3 more sewing classes and demos
6. make "date night" a regular occurrence
7. move to the country and our own little "farm"
8. do daily devotions with Olivia before school
9. take a trip to the West Coast
10. start a family business with Mike
11. take another sewing/quilting class
12. read my Bible every day
13. stop procrastinating
14. visit an art museum
15. go to the theater or the opera
16. no more late birthday and Christmas gifts and cards
17. start working on the book that's in my head
18. see the Nutcracker ballet in person
19. plant daffodil bulbs around my house in the fall
20. read The Great Gatsby
21. go to D.C. and enjoy the Smithsonian museums, and the monuments
22. apply for a passport
23. invest in 3 pairs of boots (these, these, and these)
24. learn to milk a goat ( or cow)
25. exercise 2x a week ( any suggestions?)

I will periodically update and mark off this "done" things through out the year and keep you updated.


Anonymous said...

Would love to hear the book idea in your head. I have always wanted to write a book, but I can never settle on a concept.

AndiMae said...

01. Happy Birthday again!

02. I love your list!

03. This list reminded me that I wrote a little list like this myself in honor of my 30th birthday way back in November and never posted it- maybe I should do that one of these days...

04. Have you checked out the blog: Building a Little House by the Big Woods? ( She and her husband are doing just what you guys are dreaming about!

05. I am now officially addicted to Tumblr...

Cottage Mommy said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun idea...I should do this but by the time my birthday rolls around in September I will have forgotten! Great list...lots of fun things! I love all of your boots too!

Lisa said...

happy happy birthday!!!
can't wait to see how much you get checked off your list this year.....

Chelle said...

I miss you terribly. Still no phone or internet. I am printing your post off and I plan to take it home sit down with a cup of ice tea and read it, when I get a moment to myself.

Love you so. I will call you once I get my cell. said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy Fairlight! Hope it's the best ever, now that you're officially feeling grown up. :)

Your list rocks. My reaction: See the Nutcracker professionally done. It's so beautiful! And don't beat yourself up about exercising. Take those beautiful girls of yours and go on hikes or walks. Or to the pool. I am anti-gym membership. Just enjoy the great outdoors! It makes exercising so much more enjoyable!

~beautyandjoy~ said...

I absolutely love lists. Yours is beautiful. XO

Aminta said...

Oh wow! You have quite a list! I am excited to follow you and your accomplishments.
I am soooo very excited to see you and MEET you sweet sister!

Lisa said...

Happy happy happy birthday, Fairlight!! And, pretty please start on #17 first. You are such a talented writer. Seriously. One of my undergraduate degrees is in English and if you wrote poetry, or short stories, or long fiction, or narrative essays, or children's books, or ... or... or ... it doesn't matter. I'd LOVE to read it!!!

Little Candle said...

That's a great list...there is wisdom there and many things that I would put on my list...maybe I should make one?
How are you? And happy belated birthday.

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