26 Before 27

26 Before 27

'26 Before 27' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

'26 Before 27' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured

Today, I am 26 years old and I honestly believe it’s going to be a wonderful year filled with growth, change and plenty of adventure. To me, 25 will always represent the year I married my best friend, the year I graduated with my Master’s of Arts in Education, the year my relationship with my family changed for the better and the year I immersed myself into photography more than ever before. It was an amazing, exhausting, trying year and I am thrilled to welcome 26!

Here is a little list of 26 things I hope to accomplish before I turn 27…

  1. Move to a new space.
  2. Adopt two cats.
  3. Journal daily.
  4. Go on a trip (or two) outside of Oregon with Cory.
  5. Rekindle my love of music.
  6. Take more chances.
  7. Get my work featured in more publications.
  8. Finally read the stack of books on my bedside table.
  9. Invest in a new lens (and possibly a new camera).
  10. Be more active in my relationships.
  11. Take a photo booth strip with Cory once a month.
  12. Learn how to knit (I have this in mind).
  13. Create a series of illustrations and make them into a calendar/postcards.
  14. Exercise daily. I’ve been particularly enjoying going on walks and Ballet Beautiful.
  15. Visits the mountains.
  16. Have a gallery show.
  17. Take a typography class.
  18. Spend more time at farmer’s markets.
  19. Shoot more film.
  20. Grow an herb garden.
  21. Meet more internet friends in real life. Bria & Andrew | Sarah & Eric 
  22. Find a new winter coat.
  23. Go on a picnic.
  24. Rebuild my portfolio.
  25. Make a video.
  26. Manage my stress better.
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  • Sarah Jane / 3 February 2013 6:51

    Oh lady, you are just so lovely.
    Love this list- that’s something I should really do every year. I love making lists, I have no idea why I haven’t done something like this before.
    That scarf is beautiful, I love knitting with big chunky yarn- it goes really quickly.
    Yay for meeting internet friends, I’m on my way now to email you about when we’re going to be in Portland!

    • endlesslyenraptured / 5 February 2013 5:01

      No, you are lovely! And so sweet! I really love making lists too and totally encourage you to write one this year! I always feel like when I write something down it has more power to come true…

  • Vickie / 4 February 2013 11:16

    Happy Birthday Jade, I hope you have an awesome year 🙂

    • endlesslyenraptured / 5 February 2013 5:09

      Thank you Vickie! I’m going to make certain it’s an awesome year!

  • eni / 5 February 2013 1:10

    you look gorgeous:)
    happy birthday, wish you the very best.

  • Kim / 5 February 2013 1:45

    1. Happy birthday! Though I believe it’s belated. 🙂
    2. Wonderful list to do list!
    3. Love the hair.
    4. Wonderful images.
    5. Follow your heart and your dreams.


    • endlesslyenraptured / 6 February 2013 4:31

      Oh, thank you so much Kim! I can’t help but to continue to follow my heart and dreams…

  • Yishy / 5 February 2013 4:45

    Can I just say that I LOVE your hair!!?

    I love short hair/coloured hair.. 😉

    Great list!



  • Andrea / 12 February 2013 8:02

    Happy belated birthday to you!!
    I’m also going to be 26 this year… in a month, to be exactly.
    I love your little list, maybe going to write one for myself as well 😉

    • endlesslyenraptured / 14 February 2013 2:20

      thank you so much and a happy early birthday to you! I definitely recommend making a list: it gets you excited for the coming year!