Joie de vivre

My 24th birthday is soon aproaching and on the cusp of my quarter life crisis I have chosen to live a year with complete and utter reckless abandon.

reck·less/ˈrekləs/

Adjective: (of a person or their actions) Utterly unconcerned about the consequences of some actions; without caution; careless.

A·BAN·DON/ƏˈBANDƏN/

Noun: To yeild (oneself) without restraint or moderation; give (oneself) over to natural impulses; usually without self-control. Freedom from inhibitions, restraint, concern, or worry.

We only live once and are young for far too short a time, I believe in making the most of absolutely every moment. My list is compiled of 25 things that really excite me and by November 23rd, 2012 I will have crossed every item off my list, whilst documenting on this blog all the shenanigans that it will have entailed. If you too have the joie de vivre, I would so love for you to join me on my adventures over the next 365 days.

Welcome to my list of 25 things I want to do by the time I turn 25. In no particular order…

  1. Read list of 10 books
  2. Watch a list of 100 movies
  3. Save $10,000
  4. Participate in multiple dance competitions – Lindy Hop, Balboa and Collegiate Shag
  5. Visit three new countries where english is not the native language (excluding Herrang)
  6. Learn 3 lindy routines
  7. Make a short film
  8. Attend Herrang dance camp for a week
  9. Move into a new(er) apartment
  10. Cook and host a dinner party for myself and 7 friends
  11. Put art or photos in all the frames on my walls
  12. Visit the Getty Museum for the first time
  13. Get an agent
  14. Take a road trip
  15. Learn to speak Italian fluently
  16. Go to bed before 9pm, and wake up at 6am three days in a row
  17. See a show at the Hollywood Bowl
  18. Actually do the full 90 days of P90X
  19. Complete a series of Burlesque workshops
  20. Go white water rafting
  21. Do the Gladiator Rock n Run
  22. Watch a live sporting event in LA
  23. Research and write my family tree
  24. Go camping in the Chanel Islands
  25. Get my motorbike license
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