28 in 28

January 22, 2014 · 5 comments

in 28 in 28, goals

28 years old

i love the idea of a year-long project, but haven’t gotten myself together enough on past birthdays to come up with a list. that is changing for this year. today is my 28th birthday and i plan to complete the following 28 items before january 22, 2015.

i thought about doing a theme for these items, but really, these are 28 things that i want to take off my “to do someday” list, and make them actually happen this year!

1. build a raised bed garden (also one of my 2014 goals)! my mom & stepdad are coming to visit us this spring and we will make this item happen.

2. go to the dane county farmers’ market. i am so ashamed to admit that i didn’t visit the dane county farmers’ market once in 2013. that’s awful. i will go at least once (but hopefully many many times) this year.

3. bake bread from scratch (i’ve done this before, but it’s been over a year).

4.  finish our black & white quilt for our bed

5. hang art in our bedroom (i have my eye on a banner like this for above our bed)

6. make a headboard for our bed

7. travel to nyc*

8. travel to maine*

9. obtain & hang a hanging planter (with a plant in it of course)

10. cover our couch pillows

11. contribute a diy project to my sister’s wedding

12. plan & execute a fabulous bachelorette party & bridal shower for my sister

13. read 28 books (2.3 per month should be do-able!)

14. finish my 2012 project life album (i’ve got about 6 months waiting to be recorded…)

15. hang a pegboard in the office to hold craft supplies

16. see a movie in the theater (it’s been way too long.)

17. go to concerts on the square

18. have a picnic

19. do something about the damage to our deck (vague one. i know…)

20. use my yoga mat

21. host a holiday meal (easter?)

22. learn to crochet (& crochet something!)

23. hike at devil’s lake (just to make sure we do it!)

24. break in our pasta maker

25. purge my closet & keep only clothes that i love and that fit. (this is going to be difficult)

26. drink a beer at the terrace

27. print, frame, and hang wedding photos (it really is shameful that this is not done yet)

28. create a non-project life album to document something (maybe our garden this spring/summer?)

so what do you think? too ambitious? not ambitious enough?

what i like about this list is that it excites me. i did not allow myself to put down goals that would pressure me & ruin this fun (really any fitness-related goals fell into this category). i want this list to keep me inspired through this year & i have confidence that it will!

it is definitely my plan to document my progress on these 28 items in my project life album & on the blog.

wish me luck!

28, i’ve got high hopes for you.

*ok, these two are kind of cheats since i’ve already got plane tickets for one of those trips & a hotel booked for the other. i still think they count though. they’ll definitely be highlights of my year!

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emma January 22, 2014 at 5:44 am

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!

Number 20 made me laugh. Simply because, my yoga mat is currently being used as a makeshift floor covering in our airing cupboard – so if it were my list, I’d totally be ticking it off! Sometimes you gotta be creative…

Seriously though – love your list. Good luck with it!



Aparna B. January 22, 2014 at 7:07 am

Happy, happy birthday, Sarah!! I have no doubt you’ll finish this list. I made a list like this for my 30th and was able to do half. A lot of things on your list were on mine too! Can’t wait to come back and see what you’ve crossed off the list! 28 will be superb to you! hope you have a fabulous day! <3
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mindy @ just a one girl revolution. January 22, 2014 at 8:07 am

Awesome, awesome goals! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)
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sarah @makingitmyhome.blogspot.com January 22, 2014 at 1:41 pm

I love having year long goals. I have a 101 in 1001 list going on right now as well as mini-month long goals.
Good luck on your 28 in 28 and have fun doing them all!
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Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate January 22, 2014 at 8:50 pm

First of all, Happy Birthday!!! Second of all, love the idea of making a list!
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