52 Things To Do In 2014

2013-07-06 19.51.26-5Being an adult can get really boring. I am so busy with work during the week that by the time the weekend gets here, I don’t want to do anything. When I am actually in the mood to do something, my friends are all busy or we can’t think of anything to do so we wind up doing nothing.

This coming year I want to change that.

I want to try something new, so this past week I created a list of 52 things that I’ve always meant to do, but haven’t; one for each week of 2014. I thought it would be fun to complete them and keep a journal of how each one turned out, posting some of them in my blog. Next year should never be boring or uneventful.

I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!

52 Things to do in 2014 (in no particular order):

  1.  Paint a canvas with Glitter.
  2. Close your eyes and point to a spot on a local map. Go there and take a picture.
  3. Host a fancy dinner party.
  4. Write hand-written letters to all your friends and mail them.
  5. Design a dress and sew it.
  6. Visit three local independent bookstores and purchase a book at each one.
  7. Bake cookies and surprise a friend with them.
  8. Write chapter 1 of a novel.
  9. Get a massage followed by a manicure and pedicure.
  10. Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
  11. Babysit a friend’s kids for a whole day so that they can have a “Date Day.”
  12. Take a 1-day road trip to somewhere you’ve never been.
  13. Go through your room and simplify. Get rid of as much as you can and donate it all to a charity.
  14. Host a Gatsby Party.
  15. Buy a disposable camera and take friends on a picnic. Use up the whole camera.
  16. Go on a Daddy-Daughter Date.
  17. Find an old world map and mark everywhere you’ve been with cute pins.
  18. Buy film for your Diana camera and go to Dallas with your girlfriends to do a photoshoot.
  19. Go through your whole wardrobe and create as many outfits as you can. Take a picture of each one.
  20. Dress up and go to a movie by yourself. See what YOU want to see.
  21. Creatively paint a flower pot and buy a plant for it. Name it and try to keep it alive.
  22. Have a Mother-Daughter Day.
  23. Find a famous painting that you love and try to replicate it.
  24. Upcycle something that you own.
  25. Host a book exchange.
  26. Go to the top of one of the tallest buildings in the city and take pictures.
  27. Make your own glitter heels.
  28. Whiten your teeth.
  29. Have an old movie classics marathon.
  30. Go to Six Flags.
  31. Do something that tourists do in your hometown that you’ve never done.
  32. Go on a hike.
  33. Go to the park by yourself. People watch, journal, do a devotional and have lunch.
  34. Pick a random person in the phone book and write them an anonymous letter saying how much God loves them.
  35. Go to a wedding. If you don’t have one to go to, find one.
  36. Dress up like Barbie and have a Girl’s Night Out.
  37. Hand wash and detail your car.
  38. Attend a local fashion show.
  39. Make a flower box garden for the patio.
  40. Take a photography class.
  41. Go to the botanical gardens and take pictures of all the beauty.
  42. Visit someone you haven’t seen in a while.
  43. Stay in your pajamas all day.
  44. Go see a local band play.
  45. Face a fear.
  46. Try coffee at a coffeehouse you’ve never been to.
  47. Make a kite and fly it.
  48. Write a letter to your favorite Disney Princess.
  49. Go to a drive-in movie.
  50. Get sushi to-go and have a night in.
  51. Find or create the tackiest sweater you can and make it a tacky outfit day. (December)
  52. Make a fancy gingerbread house. (December)

What are your plans for 2014?