23 before 24: halfway there

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11 Comments

I'm turning 24 on Feb 12 2015. To make this year a bit more challenging and fun, I made a list with 23 things I'd like to accomplish before turning 24. 6 months have passed so far and I'm here to share what I've done so far! You can check out the full list here, and in this post I will focus solely on the things I've achieved so far.

1. read 30 books: 12/30
(All Families are Psychotic - Douglas Coupland, Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen, Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk, Broodje @@p - Patrick Arink, Zwellend Fruit - Peter Verhelst, The Book Thief - Markus Zusak, A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess, Art D'Eco - Kelly Eeckhaut, The Fault in Our Stars - John Green, Where'd you go, Bernadette - Maria Semple, Suicide Notes - Michael Thomas Ford, Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh)
Almost halfway there! I just started rereading the Harry Potter series, so I'm pretty sure this will be an easy one to accomplish. :)

2. make/sew/craft 15 things for myself: 4/15
(iPhone cozies, kitchen apron, upcycled shorts (blogpost will follow), felt sewing needle booklet (blogpost will follow))
I still have a long way to go with this one, so I'll better get started!

5. have my own domain name
April 11, 2014: http://bijgebrekaanbeter.be is a fact! After four years and one day I finally bought my own domain name. Yay!

6. go to a festival
Gladiolen, check! (Thanks to the awesomesauce DJ-duo Lumberjack!)
Lucid Festival, check!
Gentse Feesten, check!
Dour, check!

9. make my own fabric labels
I have 100 bij gebrek aan beter labels, so I'll have to put them to good use.

11. do a photo an hour each month: 5/12
(February, March, April, May)
--> Dammit, I forgot in July! To make this up, I'll do two photo an hours in September (one while on holiday, one at home!)

13. save up enough money for a new camera
I bought a Canon EOS 600D!

22. get healthier
I feel a lot healthier since I eat more veggies & fruits, and try to eat less candy & sugar, but this could still improve a lot in my opinion, so I'll get back to you by the end of my 23d year :)

23. be able to run 5km without undergoing mental or physical breakdown
I ran my first 5k on July 10 together with my mom. High five!

I still have quite a lot to do, first one on the agenda is definitely the 'get my nose pierced'. Sorry mom.

Did you make a ... before ... list this year? How's it going?

Take care & talk to you soon!


Twentysomething - journalist - crazy cat lady - creatieve duizendpoot - hart verloren in 't stad - fervent lezer