Thursday, January 16, 2014

26 Things at Twenty-Six


Tomorrow is my 27th birthday, so I thought it would be nice today to list 26 things that I either learned or were meaningful to me over the last year.  They aren't all super serious and they are in a complete random order.  I didn't necessarily just learn them over the last year of course, but they were applicable to me at 26.  Here I go!

1. Family is the most important thing in my life
2. Having two dogs is better than one
3. I will never be able to vacuum all the fur in my house
4. I will never be able to get out of my house with at least a touch of fur on me
5. Running 20 miles can be easy (and incredible!)
6. Marathon training is a blast
7. Sometimes you don't get to run the race you trained for
8. There is always something to be grateful for
9. On a tough day, take a deep breath and put on a smile
10. A good walk with the dogs is the best way to start the day
11.  Making healthy eating choices makes a better me
12. I'm not perfect, but better than that, I'm me
13. I am in control of my life
14. Having a house is awesome
15. Owning a house is expensive
16. Always be kinder than necessary
17. The people that help you through the tough stuff are really special people
18. Be yourself; life is much better that way
19. True love is the most beautiful thing
20. Your dogs love you no matter what
21. A good run will change your day
22. Work hard
23. Follow your passions; they are a gift
24. Tell people how thankful you are for them
25. Every day is a chance to learn something new
26. Cooking new vegan recipes is awesome

There you have it!  Twenty-six things that defined my life over the last year.  Here I come 27!

Which one(s) do you relate to?


  1. Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day :) BTW, get yourself a Roomba -- helps with the fur on the floor! I let mine run every day + I vacuum every other week. My floor isn't perfect but it cuts down on the fur tumbleweeds ;-) If year 27 clues you in on how to leave your house without fur on you, please let me know!

  2. Happy Birthday! Love your list :) It's a good reminder too to not take things for granted.

  3. Happy Birthday my dear! 24 for me has been figuring out #13. I have more control than I think!

  4. This is such an amazing list!! And I agree with so many - even the dog fur one and we don't even own a dog!! haha (well, we live with one because of Tyler's sister lol).

    I really need to get running back in my life more often because it definitely keeps me feeling like myself. I hope you have a great last day at 26!

  5. Oh wow I missed this one! I love it - great list.

    So many there I can relate to! #1 would be my #1 as well!

    We have Norfolk Terriers, which have hair and are (supposedly) hypoallergenic and low-shedding. So we at least have a chance to keep up! When my brother brings he golden retriever she sheds more in a weekend then both our dogs do in a month!

    Congrats on 27!