May 21, 2016

24 before 25: recap.

My birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks which means it's time to look back on the goals I set for myself last year. How much did I check off from my list? And more importantly, which goals didn't I achieve... 

  1. Dye my hair red. In December last year, I finally did it; I became a red head! It took some getting used to and I needed like three weeks before I could decide whether I liked it or not. In the end, I only received positive reactions so I don't think it was such a huge mistake. At the moment, I'm still a red head, not sure when I'm going to change back to blond yet.
  2. Go on a citytrip to Prague or Budapest. You'll never guess where I am at this very moment? Yup, Budapest! See point 13 why :D
  3. Buy only 5 (five!) clothing items the entire year.  This one was set up to fail. In the first 4 months after my birthday I already bought three items? Yup, it was pretty clear pretty early on that this was going to be reaaaaally tough! In the end, I think I bought about 10 clothing items this year... which still isn't too bad, I think but it's still two times more than 5 of course!
    (pair of jeans - pair of shoes - orange pants - dress - leather jacket - glitter shoes - jumpsuit)
  4. Travel to a different continent. Argentina was A-MA-ZING!
  5. Read 10 books.
    a. Fifty shades of Grey - E.L. James // b. Zielsgeheim - Sharon Bolton  (Now you see me) // c. Before I go to sleep - S.J. Watson // d. Duisternis - Gillian Flynn (Dark Places) // e. De jongen in de gestreepte pyjama - John Boyne (the boy in the striped pyjamas) // 
    f. De Zoon - Jo Nesbo (The Son) // g. Zes seconden te laat - Jo Nesbo (Nemesis) // Still got three weeks to read three books... Not going to happen though, I believe.
  6. Get driver's licence. Doooooone! FINALLY! Passed the first time (yippee!)
  7. Get in shape. Yeah... No. I've been saying for 4 months now that I'm going to go running again... Still haven't left the couch yet.
  8. ... and hopefully lose 10 kg in the process. After being sick, I reached my goal of losing 10kg. I'm doubting whether it's going to stay that way but at least I made it... briefly :D Nevertheless, I lost about 8-9 kilo's in the end and I'm pretty happy with that as well! Didn't think it would actually work this time.
  9. Participate in a Color Run. See point 7.
  10. Write at least one blog post a weekIt took a bit of planning but I've been able to work out a schedule that works for me in the meantime. I think I've been able to post at least one post a week during the past 4-5 months or so and to be honest... I'm kind of proud of that! Because it wasn't always easy!
  11. Go to a festival.  Sfinks it was!
  12. Buy a new bike. I didn't buy a new bike but I did get my old one fixed! That's almost the same, right?
  13. Celebrate my five-year anniversary with the boyfriend. As you already saw, we're in Budapest right now. We thought we'd do something special for our 5-year anniversary. As we both like travelling, we figured it would be fun to take a trip together instead of buying gifts. I'll tell you all about the trip when I'm back!
  14. Go to Disneyland.
  15. Try at least one photo DIY. Nope
  16. Go to Bocadero. I seriously can't believe I STILL haven't been to Bocadero. It seems that everytime I want to go, something gets in between. Next year better!
  17. Donate to charity // do something good. I did donate blood and buy a greenseat on the plane to Argentina. But it wasn't exactly what I had in mind. Therefore, I consider this goal only half finished. 
  18. Make a scrapbook (or finish one). Nope 
  19. Start with retirement saving (pensioensparen).
  20. Go to an amusement park I've never been before.
  21. Go to a wellness facility. I haven't been to a wellness facility at this point in time yet but since the Boyfriend is planning a surprise day for my birthday and I made it VERY clear that a wellness would be suuuuuuuuuperfun, I have high hopes that he's going to take me there. I'm already crossing this off now because I wasn't very subtle so I'm confident he will have planned this.
  22. Go to the opera.
  23. Cook a three course dinner. (mushroom soup - meatball oven dish - pana cotta)
  24. Start eating breakfast regularly. If I'm completely honest, this goal failed after only a week, I think. And now that we're being honest, I remember that I only put this on the list last year because I couldn't find any other 24th goal. So I wasn't too serious about this anyway... Oopsie.
So... 12,5 out of 24, that means I passed so not too bad! Although I could have done better too. So I'm aiming to reach 15 goals out of 25 next year! I've been working on my 25 before 26 list for 3 months now, so it's going to be good. Just three more weeks to be patient and then my new list will be published online. I'm already excited for the new year!

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