January 22, 2009

One year later...

If you haven't checked out my birthday wish, be sure to click over!

One year ago today this blog was born! I cannot believe it has been this long, and that I have stuck with it. I remember that first post. I was stressed out about grad school, avoiding homework. This blog has provided me with more than I could have ever imagined.

On my very first post, I listed this:

Things to do before turning 26:
  • Start a blog
  • Take the 365 photo challenge (http://photojojo.com/content/tutorials/project-365-take-a-photo-a-day/)
  • Move out of my apartment
  • Find a Job
  • Finish my honeymoon scrapbook and start/finish another travel scrapbook
  • Watch less TV
  • Exercise more
  • Play the piano more
  • Save money

Well, I was off to a good start with "Start a blog"... Check!

Now the 365 day challenge didn't turn out so well. I lost motivation, inspiration. However, I have started it again this year, and have thus far been successful!

I also graduated and found a job (after much anxiety and stress). The job prompted us to move out of our apartment and into a house! We were doing very well on "save money", however with the home purchase, we ran ourselves a little more thin than I would have liked. With our new home came a puppy, and less time to watch tv.

Overall, I did quite well. I wasn't successful on the scrapbook, exercise, and piano playing, however I believe overall, the year was good to me!

Now, things to do before turning 27:
  • Save money
  • Volunteer in at least 3 projects
  • Exercise more
  • Plant a garden!
  • Put up a fence in backyard for puppy
  • Make more time for friends
  • Complete the 365 challenge and scrapbook the photos!
  • Scrapbook at least 10 pages a month
I'm sure there are many more, however this is a good start.


  1. happy birthday to you, I have a present for you at my Dandelion...

    pick it up :)

  2. I hope you had a happy birthday and a wonderful Blogiversary! Sorry I was sick and not online yesterday so I didn't get over here sooner, but I did leave you a Happy Birthday on my blog :) Hope you had a great day!

  3. Great lists! And Happy Birthday! :) Did you get everything you wished for?!

  4. Oh my goodness - is your birthday January 22nd? So is mine! How weird is that? The sad thing (for me) is that I appear to be ten years older.

    Happy Belated Birthday from an old lady!

  5. Oh I am so late dropping by, I hope your birthday was good and I will very belatedly do a random act of kindess this week in your honor.