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25 things to do before 25

But enough about my list

25 things to do before 25 and other ideas that you should to bucketlist


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One thing I’ve come to realize is that writing down goals works! The first time I wrote down my goals was in the beginning of 2015 and let me say that year was AMAZING! I grew so much in my faith and got outside my comfort zone. One of major thing I wrote down was to not let fear stop me from taking new opportunities. I stuck with that and it manifested great things in my life. I  didn’t get to complete the list but I did get a new job, I started writing published articles both in print and online, I worked as an undergraduate researcher and I wrote and submitted a short story to a literary contest and went zip lining.

If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll now I am a big proponent of making the most of your twenties. So, I decided that if I wanted great things to happen in my twenties I had to manifest it. i.e write it down and make it happen.

my 25 before 25 list

  1. Get better at French
  2. Get abs (for 6 months) – I say 6 months because I know myself and I know that I’m too lazy to keep up the regimen it takes to maintain abs + I love food…. so yeah.
  3. visit 10 different countries/ cities
  4. Learn to play guitar
  5. Upgrade apartments
  6. Learn to swim – yes, I’m 21 and I still can’t swim but I can float..baby steps right ?
  7. Save more
  8. Grow my blog even more
  9.  Perform at an open mic night
  10. Graduate with my goal GPA
  11. Take more opportunities
  12. Try a new recipe every month
  13. Go to a concert – I’ve never been to one and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a Destiny’s Child reunion.
  14. Make more time for meaningful relationships

So far I only have 14 of 25 but I want to make sure whatever I put on the list is not arbitrary and something I would truly enjoy.

your own list of 25 things to do before 25

enough about my list here are some ideas to incorporate into your own 25 before 25 list

  1. Run a marathon
  2. Travel to 5 different countries
  3. Learn to surf
  4. Go to a music festival
  5. Go Camping
  6. Travel somewhere on your own
  7. Go on a blind date
  8. Visit 25 different restaurants in your city
  9. Go on a road trip with friends
  10. Open a savings account
  11. Participate in a color run
  12. Become a morning person
  13. Give to a charity of choice on a regular basis
  14. Go to an escape room
  15. Zipline
  16. Take an art/dance class
  17. Host a game night with friends
  18. See a Broadway play
  19. Take a silk aerial class
  20. Do the CN tower sky walk
  21. reduce your debt by at least 10%
  22. Learn to cook a full course meal
  23. Read a banned book
  24. Take a pole dancing class
  25. Volunteer

Making a vision board is a cool way to accomplish all the things you’ve set out to do before 25. Check out some easy   tips on making your own Vision board


I would love to know what you’ve got your  25 before 25 list and do you have any suggestions on what other things I could add to mine?





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  • Reply
    Sami | The Classic Brunette
    November 15, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    I love reading these types of posts! It’s always fun to see what everyones goals are! Good luck with this list!


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      November 15, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks so much Sami 🙂

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    Lauren Elizabeth
    November 15, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Love this idea of making a bucket list! I’m trying to do one this year before I graduate 🙂

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      November 15, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      I definitely recommend it! It’s really fun and gets you excited to try new things

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    November 15, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    This is a great list! I’m 24 so I should make a list like this too!

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    Morgan Timm
    November 15, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Playing an instrument is on my list, too! I just bought a ukulele and I’m loving it! Good luck learning guitar! 🙂

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    Lydia Monson
    November 16, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    This is such a fun idea! I’ve accomplished half, I might be stealing a few of these but maybe switch it to accomplish by 18?

    xoxo, Lydia | wheretheprettythingsare.net

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      November 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      yes! I think making one for any age is a great idea

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    Aditi Mayer
    November 17, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Adding to number 3 i would say go backpacking– I backpacked Europe this summer and fell in love with it.

    xx, Aditi

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      November 17, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      That’s such a great idea! and I would be able to complete most of number 3 in one go!

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    November 20, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Love this idea! Especially as they’re all realistic goals and the fact that they’re goals you actually really want to achieve (rather than putting any old goal on the list). Good luck with it!

    Sophie // http://www.sofilly.com

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      November 20, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      thank you so much sophie! keeping it realistic was key to make sure i actually achieved it

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    November 21, 2016 at 1:27 am

    This is so inspiring girl! I love reading about your goals!



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    December 11, 2016 at 7:41 am

    my goals are to binge watch every netflix show!

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    April 12, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    I love this post! I have a bucket list but this made me want to make a 25 before 25 list too! xx Megan

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    Omnia Sami
    April 13, 2017 at 2:41 am

    I might be reading this late but i, certainly, am doing this. Thank you❤i love them💋

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    Dani Kluss
    April 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    This is so fun! I love reading other people’s goals – I’m so big on setting my own goals each semester, I love the idea of doing so many before you reach a certain age.

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    April 13, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I also can’t swim! I’m 21 and it’s also a goal of mine. My college is finally opening up our new pool and my friend promised to teach me how to swim.

    Jasmin // http://www.macaronsandmascaraonline.com

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