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26 Things to do Before Turning 26

Neha Sharma6 Comments

After turning 25 a couple weeks ago, I had this idea to come up with a list of 26 things to do before turning 26. I'm at a point in my life where intention is becoming increasingly important to me and I want to have a productive year. On my 26th birthday, I want to look back at all the things I set out to do and see that I accomplished every single thing on the list. I'll come back to this post as I accomplish things and make note of my progress and the completion date. If I feel like something on the list is no longer important to me or needs editing, I'll change it. So without further ado, here's my list of 26 things to do before turning 26 next October: 

  1. Read 26 books (1/26)

  2. Organize my closet and get rid of all the things I never wear (see: capsule wardrobe)

  3. Send 12 handwritten notes

  4. Rebrand my business

  5. Upgrade my camera body

  6. Take 2 trips out of state - bonus points if it's outside of the country!

  7. Mail out 3 surprise care packages

  8. Get a daring haircut or ombre my hair for the first time - Hairspiration

  9. Get a pedicure for the first time (11/28/14)

  10. Get a massage for the first time

  11. Go to a drive-in movie theater for the first time

  12. Write a Buzzfeed post

  13. Eat an entire meal using only chopsticks

  14. Collaborate with at least 4 creatives/blogs/magazines

  15. Donate blood and find out my blood type

  16. Practice a language with Duolingo five days a week for at least one whole month

  17. Curate a feed on Instagram that represents my work well

    • Post on Instagram every day for 30 days straight

  18. Do a teeth whitening treatment

  19. Learn how to shoot a gun (#Texas)

  20. Ride a horse (again, #Texas)

  21. Go to a TCU alumni event

  22. Try 8 new restaurants (1/8)

  23. Read at least 2 informative articles every weekday for one month

  24. Learn how to make 6 dishes from scratch - Savory / Sweet (3/6)

  25. Grow/Maintain a plant (tried this once and failed miserably) - Plantspiration

  26. Reach my goal weight

If you decide to create list of things to complete by your next birthday, leave a link to your post in the comments and/or share it with me on Twitter by tweeting a link to me at @nehasharmaphoto! I'll be sure to share your lists in this post so other people can be inspired to create their own!

Check out Laura's list!

What's one major thing you want to accomplish by your next birthday?