twenty four[th] year.

well, it’s that time again.  twenty four-years ago i came into the world on easter sunday.  last year i found myself in thailand getting tatted.  and this year.  well, this year i’m sitting at my desk in gainesville, georgia.  i’m sending emails and making powerpoints.  i’m getting birthday hugs and looking forward to dinner out with friends tonight.  i’m blessed.  really, really blessed.

i decided to make a list of twenty four things i want to do in my twenty fourth year.  i was working on it last night and kept getting stuck.  so i did what anyone would do.  i googled.  i googled all the things i should do in my twenties, 101 things to do before you die.  normal google-ing things.  i found a few good ideas.  but for the most part i just realized how much i really have done in my life.  like, i’ve had some incredible and amazing opportunities.  and i was browsing the world wide web last night, clicking from link to link to link i was overwhelmed with how very thankful i really am.

really, i am.

anyways.  i came up with some things i’d still like to do in my twenty-fourth year.

so, without further ado :

. make an adult purchase.  i’ve decided i want a hope chest.
. buy and wear nice pajamas.
. learn to make sushi and order good wine.
. save money.
. read some classics.  [huckleberry finn, catcher and the rye, little women]
. leave the country.  at least once.
. spend a weekend in isolation.  with jesus.
. sing karaoke.
. read poetry. write poetry.  let people read my poetry.
. get my etsy shop up and running. and sell at least ten things on it.
. memorize all of romans chapter eight.
. become an excellent coupon-er.
. learn basic phrases in greek.  you know, for when i go back.
. pick five recipes and learn to cook them from memory.
. play in the rain.
. sew a quilt.
. lead someone to jesus in america.
. send more random, just-because-i-love-you mail to my supporters, friends, and family.
. visit a new state for the weekend.
. take a dance class.
. deliver a prophetic word to a group of people.  a small group of people.
. grow professionally.
. document the things i’m thankful for.  send lots of thank you notes.
. compete in something.
so.  those are my things.  whatdayathink?
[also. i’ve been praying for a very specific birthday present from jesus.]
i’ll let you know if i get it or not.
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7 thoughts on “twenty four[th] year.

  1. can’t imagine what your last birthday wish is… 🙂 that’s a good list! I wish I’d thought of doing this. I might do it anyway. shamelessly steal your ideas. 🙂

  2. i love your list. half those things are on my “when I get out of grad school” list. i think the new state you should visit is washington state. for longer than a weekend.

  3. i think we can handle most of those when i come visit 🙂 …except, maybe, the weekend in isolation… and i vote texas for the new state you should visit. love you. love your list, and love love love the amazing, breath-taking things jesus has in store for you this year!

  4. i love your things. i think i want some of these things. next time it rains call me and we will play in it! ps -what happened to the learning to make drinks?? i will also participate in the drinking of said drinks….love you! happy birthday!

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