Monday, 17 January 2011

my birthday list

A couple of weeks ago I made a list of twenty things I am glad I did whilst I was twenty, and, inspired by Elsie's birthday lists, here is the list of things I want to do during my twenty-first year.

1. Visit four new cities
2. Move out
3. Watch Mad Men
4. Make a dress
5. Make a journal for my love
6. Complete a Sketchbook Project (if they run it for 2012---my 2011 attempt remains incomplete)
7. Finish a story
8. Get fit, get healthy*
9. Host a Murder Mystery party
10. Try out - and photograph - twelve new baking recipes
11. Learn calligraphy
12. Learn to knit
13. Three reads: The Golden Notebook, The Hobbit and Lady Chatterley’s Lover
14. Write five reviews for Penguin
15. Write an article - and have it published - in the university paper
16. Go for a bike ride
17. Decorate my doll’s house
18. Have a driving lesson
19. Stop worrying
20. Do something charitable
21. Have an old-fashioned picnic

Of course there are more--- things that will probably come and go, filter in, then out, of my life, but these---these are the ones I have wanted to do for a while. Some are little things; some are much bigger, much wider, much more consuming of my time and of effort.

I hope that during my twenty-first year, you will be here---if you'd like to be, of course. But more than that---more than anything, really---I hope that he is.

*This is something only I will know---in body and in mind. And maybe in the hill I couldn't quite climb in one go during my holiday---maybe that will show my progress, too.


  1. Aww, you and your partner sound so sweet! And I love this list, it's so great that you have clear goals.

  2. You arise beauteous in the horizon of the heavens
    Oh living Aten who creates life.
    When you shine forth in the Eastern horizon you fill every land with your beauty.
    You are so beautiful: you are great; gleaming and high over every land.
    Your rays embrace the lands and all you have created;
    You are Re and reach out to all your creations, and hold them for your beloved Son.
    You are afar, but your rays touch the earth;
    Men see you, but know not your ways.

    ...thanks...sweet sugar!

  3. That sounds like a great list. I hope that you can complete all of them.

  4. LOVE this list!! Especially love "visit four new cities" and "learn to knit"... those are 2 things that I'd love to do too!!

    Happy Tuesday Darling! xo

    Oh and please stop by and enter my swimsuit GIVEAWAY!

  5. would love to see the dress you make when it's finished! I'm totally in awe of such advanced sewing skills, I haven't graduated from straight edges yet :)

    and I couldn't agree more with Mad Men. Joanie is my girlcrush. forrealz.