25 Before 26

1. Find a balance in contentment and aspirations.

2. Take Jackson to the beach.

3. Embrace my quarter-life crisis.

4. Be better about writing thank you cards.

5. Go to a blogging conference.

6. Finish decorating our house.

7. Complete Project PCOS.

8. Support a charity.

9. Run a 5k. I'm thinking the color run.

10. Travel with my husband.

11. Have a day in Charleston with my mom.

12. Take a professional leap of faith.

13. Have a girls night with my best friend.

14. Be in a city I've never been to.

15. Step foot in an SEC football stadium, during a game.

16. Learn not to linger on my mistakes.

17. Meet a blog friend in real life.

18. Read at least three books.

19. Build a playground in our backyard.

20. Visit a vineyard.

21. Go to a concert.

22. Spend a weekend away just the three of us {and maybe the dogs}.

23. Splurge on a beautiful purse. Not a diaper bag.

24. Take too many photos.

25. Give it to God. All of it. The bliss, the battle, the faith. 



  1. This is a great list! I had my quarter life crisis at 24. It was a strange time. Learning to embrace it was hard but worth it!

  2. Great list! I found myself agreeing with so many of these...maybe I should do 32 things before I'm 32. :) I especially love the last one and I think it's one of the hardest of all!

  3. I will turn 36 on the 28th of this month and so many of your items are also on my to do list (especially love #25). I am a list maker at heart and find it keeps me on task (plus I love to cross things off, gives me a super feeling of accomplishment). Good luck with yours! :)

  4. This is a great list Erin! I love that you've got a mix of more practical, do-able things but also self-reflection type things. I'm with Tami, maybe I need a before 32 list! 32--yikes! Either way, you've got that sweet family of yours and turning 26 will hopefully bring more blessings!

  5. I do love this list and like Jenn said it's a good mix of things. You are such a baby! Tami, Jenn, and I all the a before 32 list!

    1. Meant to type you are such a baby at 25 :) and that Tami, Jenn, and I need the before turning 32 list! Seriously I can't type today---I plead mom-brain.

  6. What a great list!


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  7. I just turned 34 but this is a great idea for me to do next year before I turn 35!!!

    I can think of one city you can visit and meet a blog friend at the same time ;)

  8. LOVE this! Your blog is adorable!

    Your newest follower from Operation Fabulous ;-)


  9. Hey, you've met a blog friend in real life, so now you can check that one off. Hehe. :) Great list!

  10. This is awesome! I'll see you in Chicago when you can cross 3 things off your list!

  11. Great list! I want to go to a blog conference too. And I just recently bought my first purse since having a baby- it felt so indulgent and wonderful. Do it :)

  12. Nice list idea! I will have to steal and make something similar :) I just turned 25 last week!


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