26 Things To Do Before 26

Updated December 2017 to reflect how many of these I achieved.


Can someone PLEASE tell me how the month of December managed to creep up on all of us so fast?! Not to mention the fact that I recently turned—wait for it—25! Let the quarter-life-crisis commence. I know you’ve all probably heard the ‘new year, new me’ speech about a thousand times, but before you roll your eyes at me for becoming another clichè: hear me out. I’ve had a particularly rough year and by vowing to transform into a new and improved me, I pledge to A) change my outlook on life and B) begin living my life to the fullest. I have learned that the tough times are inevitable, but your attitude is everything. In the spirit of the new year, I’ve put together a bucket list of activities that I am going to physically force myself to partake in before my next birthday.


26 Things To Do Before 26

1.  Vacation somewhere new and exciting. 

 2.   Work out at least three days a week.

3.  Go skiing.

4.  Fall in love.

5.  Take a cooking class.

6.  Join a club of some sort.

7.  Leave the country.

8.  Volunteer for an organization that is near & dear to my heart.

9.  Try more new restaurants/foods.

10.  Get an article published on Huffington Post.

11.  Make an effort to reach out to people I’ve lost touch with.

12.  Switch up my look.

13.  Read more books.

14.  Build something.

15.  Run a 5k in 30 minutes or less.

16.  Get better at painting.

17. Move to a new city. 

18.  Save more money than I spend.

19.  Go camping.

20.  Write an ebook.

21.  Stop eating sweets.

22.  Start a garden.

23.  Adopt a dog.

(crossed this one off because one pup is more than enough)

24.  Learn how to use my camera.

25.  Make an income from blogging. 

26.  Live more, love more, and laugh more.


What are some of your goals for the new year?



  1. December 14, 2015 / 3:02 pm

    Hey girl!

    I absolutely love this! I am actually working on my version of this list so THANK YOU for the inspiration! <3

    • Michele December 14, 2015 / 11:22 pm

      No problem, love! I wrote this so I would hold myself accountable for actually going through with these (or failing to), but I am glad that I could inspire you to make a list of your own!

  2. January 5, 2016 / 1:04 am

    What an amazing looking site! I enjoyed this post thoroughly. Perhaps inspired me to do a similar post, except I’m 32 😉 What great goals!

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