22 While 22

This is a list of 22 things that I want to do while I’m 22…  I’ve got 365 days and I hope to do them all!

***I’ll update this page as I check things off my list, stay tuned!***

  • Move in with my Dear…  UPDATE: I moved in on 10/1/11 😀  DONE!
  • Get a puppy…  UPDATE: On 1/3/12 we brought home a small, fluffy, black and white puppy and named him Charlie 😀  DONE!
  • Plan our wedding…  UPDATE: We set a date!  UPDATE: We chose the venue!  UPDATE: We chose our vendors!  UPDATE:  We chose our cake flavors!  UPDATE: We chose our flowers!  UPDATE: We chose our linens!  UPDATE: We chose our menu!  UPDATE: WE GOT MARRIED on Monday, September 3, 2012!!!  DONE!
  • Visit Boston…
  • Score more than 100 points in a game of bowling…  UPDATE: On 4/27/12 I went bowling with a few friends and scored over 100 points in all three games!  DONE!
  • Start planning a Best Buddies program at school…  UPDATE: A group of peer tutors are coming to our classroom twice a week to work with our students…  UPDATE: At the end of the school year I will be switching jobs.  I hope the school starts a program in the near future…
  • Pack a picnic and bike along the Potomac River…  UPDATE: On 9/23/12Ryan, Charlie, and I packed a picnic lunch and took a walk around Roosevelt Island.  DONE!
  • Start a monthly meet-up with my girlfriends…  UPDATE: My girlfriends and I created a FB group and are using it to coordinate more frequent get-togethers!  DONE!
  • Cut down on my expenses…  UPDATE: My saving habits have been overpowered by my spending habits- planning and paying for a wedding isn’t cheap…
  • Create a collage of all the cards that Ryan and I sent to each other when we were in a long-distance relationship…
  • Visit the Newseum…  UPDATE: My momma bought us tickets from Groupon, now we just need to put a date on the calendar.
  • Learn at least 5 ASL [American Sign Language] signs…  UPDATE: I’ve learned “more,” “food,” and “bathroom.”  UPDATE: I’ve learned “please” and “thank you.”  DONE!
  • Get my VA teaching license…  UPDATE: I received my provisional license, bought a frame, and it’s hanging under my BU diploma!
  • Learn how to truly relax…  UPDATE: I have never appreciated relaxing as much as I do now…  After 5 days of teaching, I look forward to the weekends more than ever!  UPDATE: Between school, taking courses, volunteering, and looking for a new job, relaxation is all that I crave…  UPDATE: Relaxation is #1 on our weekend schedule.  DONE!
  • Volunteer at a homeless shelter…
  • Register to attend my first healthy living or foodie festival…
  • Start a garden…  UPDATE: I can’t seem to even keep 1 potted plant alive…  I definitely do not have a green thumb.
  • Successfully complete my first year teaching…  UPDATE:  1 quarter completed!  UPDATE:  2 quarters completed!  UPDATE:  3 quarters completed!  UPDATE: 4 quarters completed!  DONE!
  • Go horseback riding…
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28 responses to “22 While 22

  1. I can take you horseback riding big!

    • Life's a Bowl

      Oh yay, that would be fun! I used to go every summer when I went on vaca with my family and would ride on the beach or on the mountains- it was so beautiful 😀

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  3. This is such a cute idea! I created a bucket list on my blog but this is an awesome idea. Hey, if you’re in the DC area try out Zaytinya…it’s amazzzing! 🙂

    • Life's a Bowl

      Thanks! I can’t take full credit, I got the idea from reading other blogs but thought it was too good to pass up! Hmm, I am in the DC area but haven’t heard of Zaytinya- what kind of food does it have? I’m def open to trying new things 🙂 Thanks!

  4. Jennifer

    Ditch the “wedding of the dreams” garbage and get married in DC City Hall like my hubs and I did– so much more money for traveling! We have been to three countries and numerous places in the States for all the money we would have blown on one day.

    • Life's a Bowl

      Every girl deserves her “dream” wedding and it’s different for everyone 🙂 That’s awesome that you and your husband have traveled a bunch, love to explore new places!

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  8. caloricandcrazy

    Looks like a great list and looks like you are doing well 🙂

  9. whitney bellomy

    omg i love that u mentioned learning asl tht is awesome

  10. Let me know when you come to the Baltimore Aquarium!! Pending me being here, I’ll join!!

    And you should go to FitBloggin in September here in Bmore…I’m planning on it again too!

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  14. I love these lists 🙂 I’m working on my 30 Before 30 right now. eek! 🙂

    Your goals are great! And it looks like you’ve been quite successful thus far on completing many of them! Great job 🙂

    ps. thanks for your comment on my blog today!

  15. AG

    Hey there! I’m glad I found your blog through foodies penpals. We have alot in common on our to do list. How is it moving in with your dear? My boyfriend and I are planning on doing it this upcoming fall.

    • Life's a Bowl

      That’s awesome! May is my second month participating in the pen pal exchange 🙂 It’s great living with my best friend and having a puppy, lots of fun!

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  18. I love this idea! It’s so inspiring! I just turned 24 (yikes) and felt the need to start a bucket list as well, running a 5k and starting a monthly meet-up with my girlfriends is definitely up there. Now if only I could only get more than 60 points in a game of bowling…

    • Life's a Bowl

      Thanks! I need to update it with my new list [turned 23 last week :)]… Haha, I am one of the worst bowlers 😛 If I can do it, you can!

  19. This is fantastic! I’m 22 right now and kind of aimlessly living life right now. I might have to borrow a few of your goals 🙂

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