Monday, January 19, 2015

12 Fun, Easy Things To do in 2015

In which we make some fun plans for the upcoming months...just because.

Even though I have a million (Ok, eight) blog post ideas that are halfway written down,
  I couldn't finish any of them in time for my self-inflicted Monday deadline. 

I spent my weekend doing...other things. Possibly unnecessary things, like planning an epic adventure novel, taking personality tests online with my family, and reading. Also there may have been some nephews and a particularly adorable neice that distracted me.

But anyway.

Instead of a wordy post, I thought up something quick and easy, but hopefully fun.

You may remember I made some simple new years resolutions. But I also wanted to make a list of fun things to do in 2015, because I am a epic list maker and a constant planner of many grand ideas. (the doing part, that's...another thing altogether).

Who am I kidding? It's a bucket list. So I'm cliche. Shoot me.

1. Take a picture everyday of your summer this year. Try to make each one different and unique.
(This one is because I am buying myself camera, hopefully this June. A nice camera.)

2. Go buy a gift for someone. For a surprise. To cheer them up. Wrap it up. Make it nice. Put some thought into it. Make sure it's someone who will never expect it when you give it to them.

3. Write out a whole chapter of the Bible by hand. I am doing Matthew six.

4. Dedicate a whole day where you are consciously going to be other oriented. Compliment others, show random acts of kindness, listen to them. I know, I know, we should do this everyday. But you know we don't. Really try for at least a day.

5. Go for a hike. At least once. You may be surprised at how refreshing and rewarding it is.

6. Reread a favorite book. (Or several. I'm reading all of The Chronicles of Narnia books again. It's been eight years)

7. Make your closet look professionally organized. (This one actually doubles with my April resolution.)

8. Write a letter. To a friend, to Grandparents, to your future self, to your future spouse. Pick one.

9. Find reasons to get up early and enjoy life. (Blog post(s) on this coming later)

10.  Read at least one book you have never read before. (Not sure yet what this is going to be)

11. Make breakfast for dinner. Because Pancakes.

12.Pray for your future spouse. At least once.

(all photo courtesy via pinterest.)


  1. Hi, Jillian! 'Loved this! : D Some things I'm already doing - some things I should be! It made me smile and encouraged me to be purposeful. I loved your last post, too; I just had to think about it awhile. I am trying to be more personal in my journal, e.g. with my emotions and such, and that helps me. I think I also do with music what you described with writing. There's more I would say but I have to run for now. Love you! - Becca Lee : )

    1. Thanks! I know exactly what you are talking about with music...I do the same thing.

  2. What kind of camera are you getting? :) I got a Nikon D3200 around Thanksgiving. I'm still figuring out how to use the manual settings, but I'm having so much fun with it so far! Good idea, taking a picture every day of the summer...I'll have to try that. :D

    Lovely post!

    1. Thank you. I'm still not sure yet. I'm still setting aside the money, so I am still looking around at different types. Would you recommend the Nikon D3200?

    2. Yes, I definitely recommend the Nikon D3200! One of my favorite things about it is that it has automatic settings on top of the manual ones, so I, who am no photography expert by any stretch of the imagination, can still use it even while I'm getting the hang of the manual modes. I don't know how much experience you have with cameras, but my own experience was pretty much limited to a regular point-and-shoot before the Nikon. It was really a huge help having auto features right in the beginning!!!