Before 25

The month of August is filled with birthdays in my family. Every week is someone’s birthday. Every year after the August Before 25rush is over, we wait until the rush of Fall/Winter birthdays begins, which starts with mine.

My birthday is in October and this is the first time I’m overwhelmed with getting older. I guess as they say, after you turn 21 there isn’t much to look forward to as far as birthday numbers. Well there is 25 when you can rent cars and 55 when you start getting senior citizen discounts. Yay for discounts. Other than that, birthdays tend to be reminds of how fast we’re getting older and how far we are from where we planned to be.

Sorry I didn’t mean to get sour! I’m trying to think of this as a reminder to work hard and enjoy life! Our birthdays are what we make of it and I do feel they should be celebrated. So I created a list of things I want to do before I reach 25.
These are personal goals, not career goals. That’s a whole other topic. Hopefully I can cross everything off this list. I’ll probably add more things depending on the speed I’m able to complete it.

Run a 5K

I’ve always wanted to run a 5K either for breast cancer or Aids but I’ve never been confident enough in myself. Even in my most in shape days playing soccer in high school, never had the guts to do it because I thought you had to be an athlete to do those things. But I started looking into it and anyone can do these run/walks. It’s not about the person running. It’s about raising awareness and money for advancement. Before 25

New York

If I haven’t mentioned it by now, I will say it now. I really REALLY want to live in New York. But this goal of living in New York would only be realistic if I could find work to support myself out there. But until then, I will be more than happy with a week long visit!Before 25

One International Trip

I love to travel, but travelling requires money, and being fresh out of college, that tends to be lacking. However, I do think within the next two years and a sweet deal from Groupon, I can gather up a few friends to travel overseas. Possibly Venice, Paris, London, Barcelona, Tokyo, Argentina, or the Bahamas, just to name a few.Before 25

Get Healthier

This is more of a lifetime goal than a be done by 25 goal. It’s a constant struggle being healthy in America. But I know how strongly the things I put into my body affects the way my body performs and feels. It’s as simple as grabbing an apple instead of chips. Or eating a half of a bagel instead of a whole one. It’ll probably always be a struggle for me but it’s important to me to continue fighting for a healthier lifestyle.Before 25

Road Trip

Have you seen Crossroads? The one with Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana, and Taryn Manning. That has been one of my favorite movies. I loved the friendship and adventure. Three girls and a guy who grow closer together as they travel across the states to California. Well, since I’m from California, I’d have to choose a different location to travel to. But regardless, it’s the memories that I’m looking for. That unbreakable bond that’s created when people spend so many hours together. Which brings me to my next goal.

Before 25

48hr Adventure

I want to have a “The Hangover” type of adventure, without the blackout, cops, jail, drugs, and tattoo on the face. An epic 48 hours of nonstop adventure, partying, and fun. I say no blackouts because I want to remember it, no cops because I don’t want to go to jail, no jail because I don’t want to go to jail, no drugs because I don’t want to go to jail and no tattoo on my face because well, really? But I do want an epic 48 hours with very little to no sleep. Maybe I do this for my 24th birthday.Before 25

Buy a Condo

Ok let’s bring it back to responsibility land. I definitely want to own a condo before I’m 25. I think this is very reasonable. I just need to decide which coast of the U.S. I’ll be on.Before 25


For my 25th birthday, I’ve decided I’m going to go skydiving. Jumping out of a plane skydiving. That’s going to be awesome!Before 25

I would love to hear back from you guys. Should I add anything to my list? If so, what should it be? Let me know what you think!

~Kelsey Sherri

8 thoughts on “Before 25”

      1. You’re going to love it! There’s no experience like it!! For my 25th I did a hot air balloon ride, which was so awesome! But definitely not as exhilarating!


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