25 Before 25: Part I

Warning: Text heavy post. No fun bathing suit pictures, sorry!  Also, some of these are personal, but we are all cool here, right?

Ok, so in September I turn 25! I can’t believe it. One day I was sitting in a meeting, and I had a thought…it went something like this, “Deeana, you have quite a few goals to accomplish this year, you should make a list of 25 things big and small to do before your 25th birthday!” So at that moment, I started writing down the things I already knew I needed to accomplish and added some other things I’ve always wanted to do to the list.

  1. Complete all requirement for my Master’s Program

I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. Normally, I am a school geek. However, this journey has been kicking me in the butt! Balancing a full-time job and school is not as easy as it looks. Working all day long then being in class until 8:30 is challenging enough and adding Sunday classes to the equation just makes things even more difficult. Accomplishing this goal is at the top of my list!

  1. Lose 25 pounds

Because I have fat in the “right” places (butt and thighs) no one thinks I’m fat…but the truth of the matter is I am, and I sure do feel it every time I climb the stairs! I will never be skinny nor do I want to be, but dropping some pounds is something I need to do. Don’t get me wrong, I love my body, and we should love our bodies no matter our current weight, but I love my body enough to want it to be better. If I lose less I will still be happy; I decided on 25 to just keep with the 25 theme.

  1. Start a blog

If you’re reading this, I’ve already accomplished this goal! Yay me. My close friends know that I’ve always wanted to start a blog. I am a perfectionist, so I did not want to start until everything was perfect, but I realized I was only afraid. I hate putting myself out there for others to have an opportunity to judge me. People can be so mean, and the thought was scary. Thankfully, I have friends who pushed me to do this, and so far, the love I have received is simply overwhelming!

  1. Make my mom’s birthday special

My mom is the most Selfless and hardworking person I know. I never heard my mom ask for anything, ever! There is nothing I can do ever to repay her, but this year on her birthday I want to do all I can to make her feel like a queen. My mom lives in Dominica, and I live in the U.S so this is going to take a lot of effort, but I have a few plans up my sleeve -stay tuned.

  1. Read five new books of the Bible

We all need some more Jesus in our lives! Whenever I told tell my aunt, “my phone is so dry, no one texts me today” she would always respond saying, “The Bible has thousands of “text” just waiting for me to read them!” She is right!

I would like to hear your goals for the year, let’s hold each other accountable!

As always, thanks for reading.




10 thoughts on “25 Before 25: Part I

  1. You are already on a good track. One of my goals were to start a youtube channel, and i am so happy i finally stopped procrastinating and getting anxiety about how the world would judge me. Waiting on part 11

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    1. Thanks Hun! And I follow your YouTube channel and I keep telling you it’s great! Your makeup is always flawless so might as well teach the rest of us.


  2. Love it Sunshine! You inspire me to do more! Maybe I’ll create and try to tackle a ’25 before 25′. Definitely looking forward to more of the 25s and sharing some of those with you. 😘❤

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  3. Hi boo!!

    So here goes….I have a few things that make me nervous…but you’ve encouraged me further.
    1. Buy a home
    2. Start a blog
    3. Find a career that I’m passionate about…even if it involves going back to school
    4. Lose a few pounds
    (not in any specific order lol)

    Love u!

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    1. Babes, thanks for sharing! Those are some big goals! I say start with the easiest one …the blog. You already have one loyal subscriber, Me 🙂 The school thing is really interesting seeing as you just graduated!


  4. Very inspirational blog post. Personally it makes me think about which goals have I set and not accomplished or vice versa. With that being said.. I will start today by writing down these goals and trying my outmost best to attain them! Thank you for sharing I look forward to reading part II!!

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    1. Hey Mandoxx, thanks for reading! Writing down your goals and making them visibly really does help. It’s like holding yourself accountable! You got this 😘😘


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