25 in 25 :: Update!

It's been about a month since I drafted my 25 in 25, and today I get to mark the very first one off of my list!
#19. Double my savings account.

Today, with the help of a little thing called Student Loan Imbursement, I was able to more than double my savings account! Hooray! It occurs to me that this is akin to cheating since I didn't actually work and sweat and toil to double it but... hey. It's a long list and I'll take any little victories I can get!

I have only one book left in the Pullman trilogy. That will help me out with #17. Let me assure you that I've made great headway on #15. In fact, when I know I should be doing something else, I'll allow myself an episode with the justification that I'm trying to mark that goal off this list! Oops... :)

Oh, and didn't someone offer to Skype with me at one point? I've lost the original message in the mess of blogness, but I'm still up for it! I can do it on my phone now, you know. :)

I hope you are living the life you've imagined this day, this week, this year. 
Carry on with pluck and sass!


25 in 25
[[25 things I promise to do while I'm 25]]

1. Take a ride on a motorcycle.

2. Move to the beach!

3. Finish my Masters.

4. Fall in love. [Only if it's right, of course, but I've done it once before and I'd really love to do it again!]

Source: Tiffany and Co. "True Love in Pictures"

5. Live on my own. [no roommates other than Ralph and Giorgio, that is]

6. Ride an elephant. [how stinking cool would that be?!?!]

7. Take a road trip to/through a state I've never been.

8. Begin The Dress Dare.

9. Get my very own bicycle.

10. Get a wax. [yikes. Too much information?? I've never done it but I've been meaning to give it a try....]

11. Attend opening night at the movies. [haven't done that since.... Pirates?]

12. Finally get glamour shots done with my Nana.

13. Finally visit an Amish village with my Papaw.

14. Stick to my handwritten journal and actually fill up an entire diary!

15. Finish all that has been created thus far in the
Grey's Anatomy series. [I'll probably finish this one before summer is over. Who am I kidding?]

16. Subscribe to the newspaper, and then get up each morning with enough time to enjoy my coffee & read it. [this one may be a work in progress. The snooze button is one of my favorite things to tap. ;) ]

17. Knock out another 5 books in the Top 100. [I hope to do more but some of them are long and dry as a bone and I want to be realistic here.]

18. Have something published. [Either a post on a reputable blog or an article in a journal or magazine or a book or something. Time to get serious with that part of my life.]

Source: mediabistro.com via Amanda on Pinterest

19. Double my savings account. [Not too rough, actually, considering I just drained it for my birthday trip to Europe.]  >$4000

20. Own a Keurig. Or a knock off version. Or a knock-off knock off version. 

21. Get a professional massage. [I've been waiting YEARS on this one, even bought a Groupon for one earlier this year but it expired. wompwomp.]

22. Skype with someone.

23. Sew something.

24. Finally fit into my "goal jeans" like I want to. [It's been 3 years coming. The time is now.]

25. Find my way out of the country again. [I know what you're thinking: "Sarah! You just got back from Europe! And you want to get out of the country again?! Twice in one year?? You must be crazy. You have no money. You have to work. It seems impossible!" ...and you would be right. I love attempting the impossible. :) ]

There you have it! My 25 in 25! Guess I better get busy, huh? Seeing as I'm already two months in. That's [uh oh, math problem].... 2.5 things per month until May! Wowzer!

What would YOU do before your next birthday? 

Happy Adventuring!

So glad I stumbled across this adorable little link up.

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!


  1. I'm reading through the Old Testament this year. My bday is in a few weeks, so I should finish up right before my 2013 bday.

  2. Made that list, and quickly forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder!

    Bethanee @thebblife.blogspot.com

  3. what's the dress dare? ps i'm making a list of 16 Sweet Things To Do While 16 :)

    1. The Dress Dare is a fun little project one of my best friends and I are doing in which we promise to wear dresses every day for a year, starting January 1, 2013. I will post about it soon! Thank you for the question and I cannot wait to see your list!