25 before 25

Inspired by the amazing Carolyn over at My Thirty Before 30 Journey, I decided to make my own list. I said I needed a change? Well, it's in my hands to make it happen. My half birthday is April 4, so I have a year and a half to begin these--to make them a priority. I've lost sight of how much fun goals can be (I say this now, we'll see how I feel three months, six months, a year from now {though I have a feeling I'm going to love these--how hard some of them are--how much of a challenge they'll present})



1. take a trip abroad

2. read 25 new books
3. fall in love with running
4. give up soda and coffee (and yes, that mean's saying goodbye to starbucks)
5. figure out how to get some swimming into my life
6. host a dinner party
7. finally start a book club (stop talking about it and just do it)
8. get a job that i truly love (even if it's only temporary)
9. see the elephants walk through manhattan
10. see the yankees play in the new stadium
11. explore and document different nyc neighborhoods
12. write a little. every day. stretch those creative muscles.
13. choose 15 of shakespeare's great female monologues. disect them. figure them out.
14. speak a little poetry--a little shakespeare out loud every day
15. improve my spanish speaking skills
16. stop buying tabloid magazines
17. unleash my inner fashion mavin
18. lower my cholesterol
19. figure out what my happy weight is
20. eat at least five fruits and veggies each day
21. treat my body with the respect it deserves 
22. get my finances in order
23. become a real--working--professional actor
24. say goodbye to ned. for good.
25. fall in love




What would you put on your list? Do you all have any suggestions?

12 healthiest habits: number eleven (socialize). Check.




I braved the cold last night to spend time on 85th and second enjoying the company of good friends (Rob and Vic pictured). Had some wine, laughs, and enjoyed surprising our lovely friend Jaron for his birthday. His girlfriend Erin managed to actually surprise him (throwing the party three weeks in advance of his actual birthday) and was able to fly in his best friends from San Francisco and Minnesota. It was worth the trip crosstown just to see his reaction. On top of that Vic and I managed to get some ideas out for a bachelorette party we're planning...our friend is getting married and we couldn't be more excited (so much more to come on that)! 

Happy weekend...get out there and socialize...after all, it's good for you!

PS: I stole Naomi's headband and I loved it!