26 Tasks Before my 27th Birthday

26 things

One of my favourite long-time readers, Hillary, sent me a card for my 26th birthday this year (an absolutely fantastic Roald Dahl card!), and she included a giant list of 26 things she’s challenged me to complete by the time I turn 27. Sheesh. Well, I’m excited.

Let’s take a look at the list in detail:

  1. Plant or grow something
  2. Pay 26 strangers a compliment
  3. Wear something you made yourself
  4. Travel by boat
  5. Read Le Petit Prince in French
  6. Eat dessert before dinner
  7. Write a letter to a friend you haven’t spoken to in ages
  8. Keep an elderly person company
  9. Watch the movie God Help the Girl
  10. On your next trip, take a disposable camera then develop the photos
  11. Go out and spend all day walking, no public transport
  12. Run at least 5km
  13. Cook a 3-course meal of new recipes
  14. Go on a spur-of-the-moment adventure – don’t stop to overthink!
  15. Challenge: spend a week sans make-up, natural beauty only
  16. Send your mum surprise flowers, just because – show your parents you appreciate them without a special occasion ^^
  17. Write a poem (limerick, ode to Dave, epic about your cat – your call!)
  18. Dance in the kitchen
  19. Do something for charity
  20. Make a birthday card instead of buying one
  21. Fly a kite, relive childhood!
  22. Make a mixtape for someone else
  23. Challenge: unplug from social media for a week (though your blog doesn’t count – I’d miss it!)
  24. Try a new hairstyle
  25. Order at a restaurant in Luxembourgish
  26. Watch Amélie in French

What a list! I’ve already finished a few since turning 26 (4 and 18, par exemple), while some sound impossible (13, 23, 25), but I’m terribly exciting about completing as many as possible by the time March 2016 rolls around. Thanks so much for the awesome birthday “gift”, Hillary! I’m hoping to post a couple of update posts as the year goes on.

5 thoughts on “26 Tasks Before my 27th Birthday

    1. clairebonello Post author

      YES PLEASE, that would be amazing!! I am not the best cook in the world, so I would definitely much appreciate your expert assistance ;) xxx

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  1. Cherise

    Ooooo I like this idea! And cooking a 3-course meal isn’t as bad as it sounds :) I’m thinking fancy entree, meat and chocolate fondant. :P

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