Tuesday, October 9, 2012

{25 before 25: An UPDATE}

Do you guys remember my 25 before 25 post from earlier this year? I wrote it back in February, which only gave me 8 months to complete my list. We've reached October and I've looked back at my list. Boyyyy did I drop the ball on this list. Below I marked out what I completed:
  1. Road trip it to Dallas, Texas.
  2. Take a trip to Aggieville.
  3. Build a GARDEN in our backyard.
  4. Repaint our kitchen.
  5. Eat at all the places on my list.
  6. Start recycling!
  7. Find a new lens for our camera.
  8. Buy/make Christmas gifts AHEAD of time(which if it's before my bday then they will be)
  9. Ask Jana to photograph us with TegoBaby.
  10. Grown my hair back out!!!!!!
  11. Tile our bathroom floors(we've had the tile for close to a year now)
  12. Learn how to sew. *Notice how I left the "well" off, I'll get there but maybe not by October)
  13. Finish our bedroom.
  14. Complete the DIY project sitting in our garage.
  15. Get down a better running routine. Humph.
  16. Keep bringing more business to Lucia's.
  17. For that matter, work more AND harder.
  18. Save a little moo-lah :)
  19. Ride a horse!! (please, please, please!!)
  20. Start working out in the a.m. Maybe??
  21. Celebrate 25 in a way that I haven't before!
  22. Weekend getaway in STL.
  23. Feed the homeless with my husband.
  24. Try my hand at risotto-YUM!
  25. Have an actual garage sale!
9 out of 25, those are some sad, sad statistics. Usually I might go on and say how disappointed I am and that I let myself down on this one, but not today. Three months after I wrote this post my life completely changed(sort of, my time changed anyway). I may not have had all the time in the world to garden and DIY, but I've become a stronger, harder working woman. Running the new restaurant has really shown me how tough I am. In the 5 short months that we've been there I've learned so much about the business, myself and others. It's hard to do what I do, really hard, but I think I'm a better person because of it and I'm thankful for what I do. Even though I didn't complete this list, you better believe that I will make a 30 before 30 and I will do my damnedest to keep pushing myself and striving to be better. Stay tuned for my 30 before 30!
Melissa Loren


  1. I'm proud of you! Good job! I'm going to make a 30 before 30!! It sounds exciting!!

  2. Thank you! It's been a crazy year, so I can say I tried my best and I'm not disappointed. Now onto this 30 before 30. Can't wait to hear yours!


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