27 Birthday Goals


Today I turn 27 years old (young) and each year I share a list of goals I have set for myself and an update on my previous year’s goals.

Setting goals is something I live by and I feel that no goal is too small or too big. It’s just about whether you’re willing to work hard to reach them.

“Set daily, monthly, and long term goals and dreams. Don’t ever be afraid to dream too big. Nothing is impossible. If you believe in yourself, you can achieve it.” – Nastia Liukin 

First, I’d like to share the goals I have accomplished this year:

  1. Get a new computer (Got an Apple MacBook Air)
  2. Create a scholarship fund for students who have lost a parent from prescription drug addiction (Started the Lisa Michelle Memorial Fund on September 20, 2015. It’s a non-profit that provides scholarships to students who have lost a parent to substance abuse. We are awarding our first $1,000 scholarship to a student who attends Washington State University. Visit www.theLMMFund.org for more info)
  3. Travel (Went to Napa, Calistoga, and Sonoma Valley for our 1st wedding anniversary)
  4. Move up in my career (Started working at a new company this year)
  5. Get a new phone (Finally got a new iPhone!)

Now I will share my 27 birthday goals:

  1. Pay off car (Only 1.5 years left!)
  2. Hike to upper Yosemite falls
  3. Read all Mary Higgins Clark books
  4. Get my CPCU (Just finished my first class!)
  5. Finish my book
  6. Pay off my student loans
  7. Buy a house or condo
  8. Get my Ph.D
  9. Have children (Looking at three more years until we have our first)
  10. Read 26 books by the end of 2016
  11. Go to the gym at least 3 times per week
  12. Attend more literary events
  13. Go on a small hike at least once per month
  14. Hike to Nevada falls in Yosemite National Park
  15. Run two 5Ks
  16. Read at least 10 books on my NetGalley List
  17. Ongoing Goal: Travel
  18. Ongoing Goal: Save up enough money to pay for my youngest sister’s college tuition
  19. Ongoing Goal: Expand my philanthropy for my Alma Mater Woodbury University and other non-profit organizations
  20. Ongoing Goal: Write more blog posts this year
  21. Ongoing Goal: Raise money for the Lisa Michelle Memorial Fund
  22. New Goal: Write at least one book review per month
  23. New Goal: Read the two newest Nicholas Sparks books
  24. New Goal: Get a dog (will take some convincing from my husband)
  25. New Goal: Read more book news
  26. New Goal: Lose my 1st year of marriage weight
  27. New Goal: Visit my family ore often

Check out my 26 Birthday Goals25 Birthday Goals, 24 Birthday Goals, and 23 Birthday Goals to see what I have accomplished and how my goals have changed over the years.

What are some of your goals and how are you working towards accomplishing them?


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