21 things to do before I’m 21

21 things to do before I’m 21

….Yeah, okay, it’s cheesy and cliche but who’s to stop a girl from creating a list of adventures? Who wouldn’t want to take advantage  of being young and  (moderately) free? We’re at a time in our lives where we can live our dreams and potentials, we can be silly and serious, we can do whatever we want. The only way to make good things happen is to put it out there and create it.

So, in honor of this new year– uhhh it’s almost February, whoops (I’m smart not timely)– I’m writing a list of the things I’d love to do before I turn 21 in September and more than likely with a very limited budget.

This list is a very odd combination of dreams, some are more achievable and realistic than others. I’ve always been given the advice of, “Shoot for the moon. If you miss, at least you land among the stars.” – Norman Vincent Peale.  This time will be no different, I will aim to achieve these, but if I don’t? Well at least I can say I tried and I may have some incredible memories and stories to go with it.

Without further ado, I present ’21 before 21′

1. Do someone’s makeup for their wedding. Because what good is being a licensed makeup artist if you can’t make someone shine on their  most special day?

2. Move back to Colorado

It’s Colorado…need I say more?

3. Climb a 14er

As a Colorado Native, it is my duty to climb many of them.  Driving to the top of Mt. Evans  and then climbing to the very top does not count (for me!)– it’s time to test out my real strength.

4. Work on getting my B.A.

“Don’t wanna be an American idiot!!” Or… I just kind of want to be a Journalist sooo, College it is.

5. Dance in the rain

Life is way too short, so let’s be like Gene Kelly and dance (sing) in the rain!

6. Find the best (kosher) French fries

Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, a little salt -not too much, and a good ketchup or ranch sauce to go with it.  Am I asking for the world here, people?!

7. Visit Israel

The Holy Land, the land of my fathers (and mothers) before me, the land of Milk and Honey. *Stares dreamily at the picture*

8.) Create a dress that I’ll actually wear.

I took a Home Ec. class, you could say I’m pretty ready to start my own fashion line. (I hear centuries worth of fashion moguls and designers laughing at me).

9.) Read a book series

A good book series can carry you through the good times, the bad times, and everything in between.

10. Have a photo shoot around Manhattan with friends  (a la Serena Vanderwoodson and Blair Waldorf)

Xoxo Living the dream.

11. Get a sheitel ;D

And get it for a very good reason *wink* #GoingToTheChuppahOfLove

12. Make a full Shabbos meal

Challah, Soup, Gefilte Fish, Chicken, Kugle…for a Yiddishe mama Thanksgiving comes twice a week- with a side of Cholent!

13. Be able to have a conversation in Yiddish

Kvetch, Mishugana, Vos, Gut– Slowly but surely my vocab is building up and soon I’ll be able to shmooze with the best of ‘um.

14. Go to Fashion Week

“Work, work, work, fashion baby.”

15. Find the perfect LBD (Little Black Dress)

*sigh* like a good man, the perfect LBD takes some time to find.

16. Visit Mexico

The sand, the sun, the relaxation. Oh take me back.

17. Go with friends to a painting night.

Deep inside, we’ve all got a bit of Van Gogh and Picasso.

18.Go to a concert (bonus points if it’s at Red Rocks)

Because there’s nothing better than hearing incredible music live, and to see it while at one of the most beautiful places on Earth? Well that’s just even better.

19. Get 100 likes on a pic on Instagram

(I swear this one is mostly a space filler dream, I don’t really care that much). I suppose I’ve fallen under the spell of the social media validation. That’s alright though.

20. Find the best (kosher) dark chocolate

This is clearly for health and life saving matters. Duh?!

21. Have the best 21st birthday!

I’ll say a L’Chaim to that!  


Whether or not our dreams come to fruition, it’s important to have them. I look forward to crossing things on this list off one by one and having an incredible time doing it.  So here’s to the days we’ve done nothing, here’s to the days we’ve done everything, and here’s to the days we get to look forward to.

Let’s get living!






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