For the past two years, I've create lists of goals to complete before my next birthday. Unfortunately, I've both lists hard to reach and haven't completed either. But, I still really love the idea of using each new age as a way for completing fun goals.
For this year, I've decided to try to complete three larger goals while being 23. I think, for me, this method will be more obtainable. Here are the three goals for this next year:
1. go to New Orleans.
2. cook through Martha Stewart's Cooking School book.
3. complete 12 handmade projects.
For years, I've been dreaming of visiting New Orleans and I finally want to make it happen. This year will be the year.
As for the cooking through the cooking school book, I heard someone talk trying to do that in a year and I thought it would be a great way to improve my cooking skills. I've been working at getting better in the kitchen, so I think this goal is perfect. I might skip the recipes I'm not interested in (like salt baked fish), but I want to try many of them to learn new techniques and how to cook kitchen staples.
Lastly, I consider myself a maker, but I realized that lately I haven't been produce finished projects. I spend a lot of time planning projects and buying supplies. But, I never get started. Or I start a project, get frustrated, and stop working on it. I left this goal open by just saying 12 projects, so I won't be stuck to things I'm not passionate about. I think it will encourage me to finish projects I've been wanting to work on.
I'm really excited to give this style of birthday lists a try and to see what 23 has in store for me! xo. Laura