Monday, November 19, 2012

Starting a New Chapter!

After watching Sex and the City the movie a few nights ago, I am filled with an immense amount of ambition, drive and so many dreams for my future!
There's something about following along with the escapades of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha, that makes me really excited about living on my own! Big things can happen when you're in charge of your life!

This got me thinking!

I'm about to be in a new place, and though I've lived there before, there's a big difference between living somewhere as a student, and living there as a staff member!

With that said, I'm making a list of 20 things I'd like to accomplish during my first year of being on my own. It's not a full year, it's actually an eight month time period from November 26th, 2012 until August 1st, 2013. After that time, I'll have a roommate, so these are things I want to do before that!

Your first year post-college and out on your own is a big deal, that's why I've decided to make it a memorable one!

20 Things to do by August 1st, 2013:
  1. Go to the gym everyday for a full week
  2. Cook dinner for a group of friends
  3. Visit a new church
  4. Learn the names of everyone in my office
  5. Go hiking on the parkway
  6. Go skiing this winter
  7. Watch 10 movies that I've never seen
  8. Read 10 new books
  9. Make friends with a neighbor
  10. Take Paisley to the Greenway
  11. Spend a day in downtown Blowing Rock
  12. Do something fun for New Years Eve
  13. Personalize my new desk
  14. Buy an outfit from a local boutique
  15. Attend an Appalachian basketball game
  16. Do something that benefits my whole office (bring breakfast, write birthday cards, something!)
  17. Eat at 5 restaurants that I've never tried
  18. Throw a super fun housewarming party
  19. Make my new apartment warm, inviting and like home
  20. Make time to grab coffee before going to work (or buy a Keurig!)
I will be adding so many more things to this list as I transition to life working 8am-5pm, and living on my own, so I'm not stopping here! I'll update you all on my progress! Thanks so much so following along during this amazing journey of my life!

Interested in reading more?
I'm guest posting for Rachel at A Preppy State of Mind today about one of my favorite cold-weather patterns:
Plaid!
Read my post HERE.

As always, Have a Sweet Day!

3 comments:

Stacey said...

This is a really great idea!! I hope that you can accomplish everything on the list! xo

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PostgradPrep said...

I LOVE THIS LIST! Stealing! ;)

Dana @ Lets Meet For Lunch Blog said...

Hey Melody!! I wanted to nominate you for the Liebster Award... check out more information here: http://www.letsmeetforlunchblog.com/2012/11/liebster-award.html

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