Goals: 28 in 28


The year was 2011, and in celebration of my golden birthday, and therefore my golden year, I decided to go big with my goal setting, making a list of 28 lists I hope to complete before my 29th year.

Throughout my 28th year, I worked towards these goals.
Sometimes diligently; sometimes rarely.
I tracked my progress here on Then Heather Said and shared my reflections along the way.
start date: April 28, 2011
completion date: April 27, 2012

  1. Read 28 books.
  2. Make 28 new recipes from the cookbooks I own [There are many I’ve yet to cook from!]
  3. Make 28 new recipes from blogs
  4. Write 28 guest posts
  5. Write 28 poems [File this under: stepping outside of my comfort zone]
  6. Watch 28 movies I’ve not seen before
  7. Post 28 original recipes on THS
  8. Send Baby A 28 letters
  9. Taste 28 new wines
  10. Order 28 drinks I’ve not had before [I don’t want to get in a drink ordering rut! I want to try new things this year!]
  11. Give 28 items I own away to people who would enjoy and appreciate them. [de-cluttering my life one hand-me-down at a time!]
  12. Lose 28 Kilos [12.7 lbs]
    **UPDATE: a reader informed me that I am ridiculous with conversions and 28 kilos ACTUALLY equals about 61 pounds. oops…..
    let’s go with: Lose 28 half pounds….14 pounds 🙂
  13. Finish 28 Projects I start. [My craft room is overflowing with projects I started one day and never took the time to complete.]
  14. Send 28 TIMELY Birthday Cards [note: TIMELY]
  15. Write 28 Sounding Board Pieces [the sounding board is a group of friends that read my non-blog writing and give me advice along the way.]
  16. Share 28 dishes/batches/containers of food with people I love
  17. Learn 28 new yoga poses. [I am only confident in a handful of poses but I’d love to learn more this year!]
  18. Post 28 Operation Beautiful notes
  19. Submit 28 Little Things photos and notes.
  20. Keep 28 blogs or less in my Google Reader. [In an effort to not have reader guilt, I’ve cleared my list of daily reads to 28 blogs.  If I find a new blog I want to add to my daily reads, I will remove one of the current blogs on the list.]
  21. Run a 5K in 28 minutes or less.
  22. Eat 28 different pizza topping combinations
  23. Donate 28 items to those in need.
  24. De-friend 28 people on Facebook. [The de-cluttering continues on the internet!]
  25. Download 28 new songs. [as most of my music is via 2001]
  26. Visit 28 locations I’ve yet to see in CDNY
  27. Listen to episodes from 28 podcasts I’ve not yet tried
  28. Print 28 photos to display in my apartment

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15 thoughts on “Goals: 28 in 28

  1. Amber

    I absolutely love this list and cannot tell you how wonderful it is that there is 28 of everything. I’m a number-order kind of girl and seeing all the 28s makes me so happy… Plus, so many of the things on there fit so perfectly with my life that I can’t help but love it!
    Amber recently posted..My Greatest Demon

  2. Amy

    Just discovered your blog Heather and already I’m smitten with the honesty of your posts. I celebrated my golden birthday this year (24 on the 24th) and as a celebration took myself all the way from Brisbane, Australia to Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles on a solo holiday. I had such a fantastic time doing what made me happy for my big day (three weeks actually) I hope you achieve everything you want from your 28/28 challenge. Good Luck!
    Amy recently posted..Fallen in Love withFriday

    1. Heather Post author

      Thank you so much, Amy! You are too kind.

      [also, I love the word smitten! I’ve been using it A LOT lately!]

      I hope your golden year is AMAZING! xo

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