Saturday, June 9, 2012

23 things: an (all-inclusive) update

With oh, I don't know, two weeks (!!) left to go until I turn 23 on June 23rd, I realized I haven't done an update on my life list lately. 23 is going to be a great big year for me-- uh, not only is it my golden birthday (yes, I have been waiting for this day to come since I was, oh, 8 years old), but I just feel so stinkin' grateful for the place I am in my life right now, and the growth year I had to get through to get here-- and want to truly celebrate it! (Plus if you want to get all woo-woo about it, 23 is a pretty important universe-y number). Needless to say: this birthday is special & I'm pumped. 

But anyways! In the space since my last 23 things post, I've checked a glorious SIX things off of my list, and want to tell you allll about them. How to do so without writing a miniature novel for you? Why, haiku, of course! 

Try acupuncture/acupressure (4/16/12)
bought a cheap groupon;
it was surprisingly cool
also quite prickly.

Make Indian food from scratch (me = intimidated) (5/8/12)
not quite so scary
who knew so many spices?
chicken tikka yum.

Pay anonymously for the stranger's drink behind me in the Starbucks drive-thru (people used to do this when I worked at Starbucks, and it melted my heart. I love people.) (6/3/12)
bought myself a tea,
left a gift card for the next,
warmed my heart right up.

Greet the sunrise outside at the lakefront with 23 sun salutations (kudos to my best friend for getting up at the crack of dawn and coming with me :)) (5/15/12)
morning reflection;
my yoga mat got grassy
but it was gorgeous.

Build a little nest-egg in my savings account (6/8/12)
shockingly grown-up
not nearly as fun as shoes
but better than broke. 

Read Anne of Green Gables (4/28/12)
pure red-headed sass
unafraid of anything
could I please be anne?

And one that I did not accomplish, because of the way that I've changed how I eat:

Eat nothing but fruit for three days.
fruit fasting, no thanks;
however I'll eat many
grapes on my own time.

Only a few things left! And I'm dreaming up my 24 things as we speak :) Have you given any of these a try? Are you as terrible as writing haiku as I am? Any suggestions for my 24 before 24 list? I'd love to hear 'em! 


  1. How about take yourself on a date. Dress up. Fancy restaurant and a movie?

  2. Wait you don't know the words to ice icebaby? Dave and I can do them on command.

    1. Omg I just realized you were one. You never wore skids and one side down overalls and practiced the running man to ice ice baby in a non ironic manner.