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Sunday, October 11, 2015

21 Things I Did While I Was 20

Today's my 21st birthday! It seems like it should be such a milestone birthday, but I don't really feel like it's THAT much more special. I don't drink, so it's not like I'm gonna go party it up tonight. 

It's kinda weird thinking that I am 21. That seems like a legit age to, like, know what you're doing with your life. Which I don't. I will graduate college this upcoming May and I'm wondering what I'm going to do after that. Move somewhere else? Stay home and just find a job around here? I have no earthly idea. But I know that God knows his plan for my life and I'm happy in resting in Him. :)

So I was inspired by Amy Tangerine to list out 21 things I did while I was 20. I have had a BLAST this year. It's been, like, the best year EVER. So it should be quite easy and fun to list out some fun things I have done in my 20th year. 

1. Visited the gulf 3 times (where this photo was taken). 2. Got my passport. 3. Went to Europe for the first (and definitely not the last) time!! 4.Visited Oregon for the first time. 5. Decided that I'm ok being single. 6. Also decided that I would LOVE to move out and live on my own.  7. Ate waaaaaay too much Chick-fil-A. 8. Got my own scrapbook space again! 9. Bought my first pair of Vans! 10. Did some freelance graphic design 11. Designed my first t-shirt! 12. Spent way too much time on Instagram. 13. Sent random happy mail to my friends. 14. Found out I'm going to be an aunt verrrry soon! 15. Bought a ton of baby boy clothes for my soon-to-be nephew. 16. Went back to my first job I ever had. 17. Did a lot of crafts with 3-year-olds (so fun!!) during the summer. 18. I also left that job and got a new job. 19. Started sharing more of my crafty work on Studio Calico. 20. Resubscribed to Studio Calico-- this time the PL kit! 21. Decided to live by the motto "yolo"-- You Only Live Once. ;) It's a funny phrase, but sometimes I'm just like, "Go for it!" 


katie said...


That actually sounds a lot like my 21st birthday- everyone kept assuming I was going to go party. They obviously didn't know me at all.

Your year sounds like it was amazing, and hopefully your next year will be even better. And maybe we'll have actually met by your next bday. :)

Heather Doolittle said...

Yes-- oh that would be SO FUN! I hope we can meet within this next year. ;)

craftykellyj said...

Lots of AMAZING things for you this year! Don't let the age fool you. I feel like I really didn't know "what I was doing with my life" until at least 24. It's different for everyone. Don't rush the "trying to figure it out," because it ended up being some of my favorite years where I was lost, but also experienced a lot and realized what I DIDN'T want. Good luck dear!

Unknown said...

Love this, Heather! I'll be 31 next month, and I STILL don't know what I want to do with my life, although I must say I feel a lot closer to it than I did 10 years ago. ;)

Happy Birthday, again, and here's hoping this year is even MORE fabulous! <3

MarLeah Beverage said...

That made me smile reading your list of 20 :) love you so much!! <3