For those of you who know me, and I’m assuming most of you do, my name is Whitney Duprey, and I am turning 25. There. I said it. In a little under 6 months (144 days to be exact) I will be the dreaded 25. I know, I know, “it’s not that bad”. I can hear all you over 25ers scoffing at me, thinking things like “you’re a baby!” and, “in the grand scheme of things 25 is nothing!”. I can also hear my younger sister (who is probably the only under 25 reading this blog) thinking “THANK GOD ITS NOT ME”. Regardless, to me, 25 is pretty significant. Smack in the middle of my 20’s, its been 7 years since I graduated high school, 3 since I’ve been out of college, and only 5 years until I hit the uber-dreaded, nightmare inducing 30 (yuck).
In light of the tragic event that is quickly approaching, I’ve created a to-do-list. 25 things I want to do before I turn 25. Somethings will be more difficult to achieve than others (I’m especially dreading #5 on the list), somethings I’ve already crossed off the list, somethings are silly, and some serious. I’m immensely looking forward to doing some of these things, but I’m terrified of doing others (cough#4cough).
The list is in no particular order, it’s just how they popped into my head. My overall goal is to cross off every activity on this list, and keep a running blog as I do. Hopefully it will be a good way for me to keep track of my list, as well as practice my writing (which I know my mom is happy about) and keep in touch with all of you reading this (assuming anyone is). So here we go…..The List….
1. Start a blog 🙂
2. Get rid of all the clothes in my closest that I never wear
3. Visit somewhere in the US I’ve never been before
4. Donate blood
5. Run a half marathon (or attempt to)
6. Stay up all night
7. Bowl a strike
8. Finish a first draft of the book my mom has been begging me to write
9. Gamble at a casino
10. Make moves on a career
11. Go skydiving
12. Do something great for my parents
13. Enter a cooking contest
14. Enter an eating contest
15. Spend an entire day with my sister
16. reconnect with an old friend
17. Witness something jaw-dropping
18. Start horseback riding again
19. Rent a car
20. Shoot a handgun
21. Read a newspaper cover-to-cover
22. Get a pet
23. Pawn something
24. Learn to knit
24 B. Knit something
25. Raise money for a charity I care about.
So, there it is, The List, not a bad compilation if I do say so my self. Now some items on the list I’ve already done (#2, #6, #11, and #14) but I’ll still blog about those, don’t worry 🙂
Welp….here we go!
Thanks for reading! xo Whitney