28 Before 28


My 27th birthday is right around the corner (like this Saturday) and as I continue to make my annual life reflections, it occurs to me that there is so much more that I’d love to do before turning 28. I’m not even sure if all of it can be done in 365 days but I’m eager to at least give the attempt. Because even if I can only cross off a few by this time next year, at least I tried and my hope is that I’ve become a better person than I was in this moment right now. So, here’s my list...
  1. Have a baby
  2. Have our home (finally) completely decorated
  3. Get my parents out to CA to visit
  4. Go camping
  5. Take a hot air balloon ride with my husband
  6. Visit the Getty Museum
  7. Travel more
  8. Take more photographs
  9. Learn more about how to use my DSLR camera
  10. Take a cooking class
  11. Look into getting my preschool teacher licensure {starting my studies summer ’14!!}
  12. Read a classic novel
  13. Complete a 5k
  14. Learn to make killer biscuits
  15. Read the Bible more often
  16. Find a new church {Ventura Missionary Church}
  17. Find a women’s small group
  18. Learn to surf with my husband
  19. Consistently use my Fitbit {see my weight loss journey here}
  20. Learn beginners Spanish
  21. Volunteer more of my time to others
  22. Grow my blog following
  23. Get to the gym at least 3x a week
  24. Travel to see family more
  25. Call my mom more during the week
  26. Take a cruise with my husband
  27. Travel up to Northern California
  28. Complete a Pinterest DIY project {see here}
Beginning Saturday I have one year to complete my list. I’m curious to see how much I can accomplish!

What achievements make your birthday list?


  1. I totally did this for my 31. 31 was my golden birthday and I made a list and tracked my progress on my blog. Its such a fun task :-)

  2. What a great list! I love the that you want to take more photographs and oh, learn how to use your camera. That is totally ME! You can totally do all those things next year! Happy Birthday!

  3. Thanks Joanna! I just received my camera from a friend a few months back and there’s still more to learn!

  4. I really look forward to seeing how much I can accomplish by next years birthday. It gives me little goals to work on throughout the year :)