YAY! Back! Back! Back! I have a lot of fun things planned for the next few weeks and I have to say, it feels good to get back to my personal writing.
Progress on DYMAB: WE ARE EDITING. It is very, very exciting and I am looking forward to seeing how it all goes down. Have you subscribed? You should! I will have a video up there soon I hope!
So what has been going on? I just turned 26! Yay? Turning 26 was tough for me because for the first time in my life I didn’t feel young. I have accomplished a lot so far but I am not the young plucky upstart that I was when I first started sharing my life and business online.
I am also just realizing how much of my twenties were spent working my butt off. I have spent the majority of my days building up my business which I feel is FINALLY sustainable enough for me to finally stop holding my breath and start doing stuff.
But that feeling of OH I GOTTA DO STUFF feels big. And overwhelming. My initial reaction was OMG I GOTTA SELL MY STUFF AND TRAVEL AND STUFF. PEOPLE WHO HAVE MOMENTS LIKE THIS SELL THEIR STUFF.
This is a result of our ALL or nothing culture we have going right now. Either you go backpacking around the world or you are a sad homebody who does nothing but watch netflix and eat. I hate that. I really do.
Well, I am no world traveler. I don’t have wanderlust. In fact, if you asked me somewhere I was DYING to go, I’d most likely talk myself out of every option I said. I honestly love going anywhere that isn’t where I live. I am that person who gets excited in your city even if you live in a sucky city. I hate logistics and love my dog BUT I am on mission to inject more awesomeness in my day-to-day life and so in true Hey Shenee fashion, I have given myself a challenge. WOOO.
27 things before 27!
This challenge was inspired by Sarah over at Yes and Yes. She resolves to do things every year. New things! Some easy! Some hard!
And so I figured this was a great way to start for me. I like this because it’s all about filling my life with experiences by doing what I do in business. Defining goals and reaching for them.
Now I am sure a lot of the things on this list will feel like a piece o’ cake (hehehe) BUT for a homebody who spent over a year at my parent’s house after graduation before moving into an apartment in Austin (and not going that many places after), my 2nd half (of my twenties) adventure is going to happen in small steps.
Just call me the Bit-by-bit Adventurer! The Slow Moving Life-Liver! Something else!
So with all that in mind, here is my list and I NEED YOUR HELP!
Have an idea for me? Know someone who can help me make an item on this list happen? Want to do one of these with me? I am also resolving to say yes more during my second half so anything that comes to mind, let me know! I am super open! The new country one will be an interesting one. I KNOW I gotta go to San Francisco but the rest is up in the air.
Ok, enough talk! Here is my list!
- Go whale watching
- Write a movie review
- Get a professional massage
- Go on a hike and climb something tall
- Read Catcher In The Rye
- Pick a favorite charity and donate 1 product proceeds for the cause
- Create a gallery wall in my apartment
- Take a salsa lesson
- Publish something on kindle
- Go to a monster truck show
- take a underwater selfie
- Watch Gone with the Wind
- Host a dinner party
- Go Speed dating
- Complete a solo DIY project (this is actually a big deal for me haha)
- Read a Jane Austen novel
- Design my own inspirational print and put it up for sale
- Go rowing on a lake
- Find a signature lipstick color
- Visit 3 new cities I have never been to
- See a 90′s cover band in concert
- Go on a community bike ride
- See the golden gate bridge in person
- Go surfing
- Teach at a retreat in a exotic location
- Send a short story to a contest
- Go to a country I’ve never been to