So far, 26 has started off slightly more hectic than 25 did. Between physical therapy (for my knee this time), a busy work schedule, and travel prep for the wedding where I’ll be wearing this, I hardly had time to finish my 26 list! (I know, I know – a true tragedy.)
But here it is, in all its glory, ready to be checked off.
1) Learn how to shoot a gun.
2) Graduate! (Again, this is something that should take care of itself.)
3) Become a Marathon Maniac.
4) Practice Spanish enough that I don’t have to ask BNF’s family to hablar mas lentamente, por favor.
5) Plan the better part of a wedding (my own, this time!).
6) Visit friends in Colorado.
7) Go to a Phillies playoff game. (This is assuming they make the playoffs, of course.)
8 ) Leave the country (and come back – probably).
9) Seriously: learn how to change a tire. And PRACTICE.
10) Get another tattoo.
11) Donate to a charity every month. I haven’t yet decided if it’ll be 12 different ones, but I really liked Alice’s idea.
12) Read more. Granted, I couldn’t finish seven books that I’d already started in the past year, but I’d like to dream big and set the bar at 10 new books this year. (Not including reading for school.) I’m starting with Seabiscuit.
13) Go on a Duck Tour!
14) Do some “spring cleaning” every other month (or so) and donate the casualties (instead of putting them in the hall of our apartment building with a sign that says “free.”)
15) Acquire a taste for scotch on the rocks.
16) Hit a marathon time between 4:45 and 4:50. (This is most definitely a stretch.)
17) Be slow to judgment.
18) Let go of old grudges.
19) Not turn into a bridezilla.
20) Learn to play golf not of the putt-putt variety – or at least go to a driving range.
21) Keep track of all the restaurants I say I want to go to and actually try them. (Recommendations welcome.)
22) Use my future mother-in-law’s recipe to make empanadas and orange chicken that would make her proud.
23) See the final Harry Potter movie – and try not to complain about how it’s not completely accurate. (Seriously, though, there is no point where Harry grabs Voldemort and falls over the edge of the building with him. Just for the record.)
24) Complete my DC list (minus the segway tour). I’ve already checked off Ben’s!
25) Take a little more pride in my personal appearance. I’m too old to continuously leave the house with wet hair and to not own a curling iron.
26) Minimize job complaints. To stop them completely would be unrealistic, but over-complaining is (no longer) productive. (This one might also be a stretch.)
Feel free to leave feedback, critiques, or what have you. Or just shake your head at my affinity for lists.
That’s also fair.
I’ll be back on Monday, complete with stories of this upcoming wedding – which is sure to be nothing less than entertaining.