If you’ve been reading my blog for a while then you would know that I love lists and challenges so here goes my 25 before turning 25. I’m also kind of over being 24. It’s such a random age. I feel like you’re neither here nor there. I have around 8 months until I turn 25. SO instead of just moping around thinking about how I’m getting older and now actually like HGTV, here’s some things I want to work on before I’m 25, which you can follow too.

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25 Before 25

  1. Take a long drive by myself: I have a love hate relationship with driving. I hate it but once I’m driving I love it. I usually don’t go far so I want to take a long drive for fun.
  2. Cook at least 5 good meals: I can cook really small things but not an actual dinner meal so I have to do that.
  3. Do a pilgrimage to all my favorite/meaningful places: There’s a lot of places that I love that I haven’t been too in a long time. I want to go back and just reminisce and see how far I’ve come.
  4. Become more minimal: I have a lot of things and it recently hit me that I don’t need things to be happy. So I definitely want to focus on a more minimal way of life.
  5. Do some deep cleaning: On that same note, I need to go and clean out everything I own. That means even letting go things I love but really don’t need.
  6. Be healthy: I’ve been on a good health kick and I just need to stay that way. As much as I love fries, I shouldn’t have them all the time.
  7. Stay on budget: Grad school loans really threw me off but it got me to focus on creating a budget and paying off debts.
  8. Give more: If I am going to do something with my money I want to do more meaningful things than just buying myself as new outfit so I want to focus on being more charitable. 
  9. Have a small trip: Even if it means renting a hotel in Palm Springs for a weekend, I am down for it.
  10. Learn to say no: I have a hard time saying no because I feel like I don’t want to disappoint people or add too much on my plate. But I really need to learn to say it so I don’t get stuck doing things I’m not happy with.
  11. Go to a concert for artists I’m not familiar with: I love live shows so I want to just go and enjoy it in a new way.
  12. Have a karaoke night: Honestly, I don’t know what’s with me and karaoke but I want to try it.
  13. Get serious about photography (and vlogging): I have all the right tools but I don’t use them. I need to give myself time to grow and practice and start creating more.
  14. Call people or just call in general: Yes, I am one of those people who hate phone calls. But it’s sometimes the best way to communicate with people so I need to at least somehow beat that fear.
  15. Take care of a plant: I really want to be more responsible and want to get a dog soon, so to get me in the mood I want to be able to keep a plant alive.
  16. Fix my sleep schedule: I honestly don’t remember when the last time I went to sleep at a normal time was. I love sleep so I need to let go of my night owl side and fix this.
  17. Try a fashion style that’s different: I’m usually pretty casual or just wear black so I want to step out of my comfort zone and see what I can pull off.
  18. Do anything crazy out of my comfort zone: Literally anything. I’m an introvert so hanging outside of my house with people is already a big move. But I want to try out tons of new things.
  19. Start a tradition: I’m a fan of consistency so having a tradition is 1) fun and 2) consistent. I don’t what it will be but I know it will be great.
  20. Start one of my ideas: I have a long list of things I want to do and just tucked them into my journal. I want to pick one and just run with it and see where it goes.
  21. Finish a journal: I have two journals for two different purposes but I haven’t finished either so I need to get on that.
  22. Become a regular somewhere: It’s kind of fun when people remember your name so I hope I can get at that level somewhere.
  23. Learn to do basic repairs: From simple house repairs to changing my car tire, I need to learn a couple things so I’m not completely hopeless.
  24. Learn to cut my losses and go: I’m an overthinker and I tend to hold on and dwell on a lot of things. As I get older I just want to move on from things that won’t work.
  25. Treat yo self: Seriously, I’ve said no to a lot of things over the years but I’m at the point that I want to splurge a bit. Nothing crazy just like buying myself a good meal every once in the while because food is life anyway.


What’s something you suggest is good to do before you’re 25?

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  • These are all great things to do before 25. I was already married and a mom by then but being that I was in the military at 18 I had a chance to do several of these by then as well. Great post.

  • Nice suggestions, I’m going to have to write them down! I’ve done the vast majority of them, but why not check off a few for the next two years of my life!

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  • I’m a bit past 25, but I’m happy to say I did a number of these before I hit 25! One thing I didn’t do was go more minimalist, which I’m really trying to do now. Maybe before 30.

  • Love these! Don’t wish the time away though – it goes so fast 🙂

  • Kelsie Kleinmeyer

    Oh I love this! To do lists help me get things do, like actually make them happen. I’m getting close to thirty now!

  • These are spot on and I realized that I’m 24…so I need to get my butt in gear for some of these haha

  • I’ve done quite a bit of these things in my life (I’m 31). I love your list and how varied the goals are!

  • Such a great list of things to do before 25! I’m 23 and have managed to do most of these haha, so best of luck!

  • Cynthia Gaarder

    take the kids to a weekend getaway to Waldameer

  • good goals! i’m almost 35 (eek) and haven’t done a LOT of these; never too late to start 🙂

  • I will probably spend the money on makeup or clothes for me haha

  • Shirley S

    If I won, I would buy a new tennis racquet and a new pair of sneakers.

  • Birdiebee

    I would take my daughter and granddaughter to the hot springs.