25 Things Before 25: Week 6 Update


This week was a great way to kick off the second month of 25 Things Before 25! I have been working hard at work and on my blog. I began a blogging challenge at the beginning of the month and it has been exactly that: a challenge. I am so excited to share with you more about plans for November!

This Week

I began this week feeling very grateful, so I thought I would start it off by paying it forward. I am not wanting to share much about what I have done, because I’m not looking for praise. However, I did have such an awesome thing happen in one instant. I sent money over Venmo to my sister saying that I loved and appreciated her and to enjoy lunch on me. Not two minutes later I got an unexpected Venmo from my sister-in-law saying almost the same thing! I am telling you, what comes around goes around.

Also, I mentioned how this week was busy right? So, my sister-in-law took me with her to the Lana Del Rey concert on what was my only day off I had in about two weeks. We had a blast and it was one hell of a night. It’s so nice to break up a busy work week with a night out with your best friend!

All in all, this week was more working than anything else, but I have so many other big plans coming up to make it all worth it! It has been a lot of planning, and I am so excited!

What I Have Accomplished

The first week of November has been very successful. With the beginning of the my 30-Day Blog Challenge, I actually completed 7 blogs in the first week, but one of them was on the topic of this journey so that post doesn’t count towards the 25 Blogs in One Month category. Also, I added to another new category this month–Pay it Forward. I figured with 30 Days of Gratitude it would be a good month to focus on paying it forward. With that said, here is what I accomplished this week:

  1. Completed 4 of my routine workouts (Number 8)
  2. Went to the Lana Del Rey concert (Number 11)
  3. Memorized a new bible verse (Number 12)
  4. Paid it forward two times (Number 19)
  5. Completed 6 blogs of 25 (Number 24)

My Progress in Perspective

This has been an awesome week! Although it has been busy, I have blogged every single day and I have really etched away at some of these tasks. I completed 14 tasks, and while that is still short of my 17 to 18 tasks per week, it really has been an accomplishment this week! It truly set a good pace for the month, and I am on a blogging roll!

I am at 71 tasks completed, so I am behind in a big way. I do have a plan set to hopefully catch me up by the end of December. I should be at 104 tasks completed. That being said, over the next 7 weeks, I am going to have to complete 22 tasks per week! It is kind of a large number, but I know I can do it! I wrote a blog this week called Start Today! that talks about not waiting until the ambiguous “tomorrow.” And I plan to stick with that type of motivation I had writing that post for the rest of this journey!

Goals for November

In last weeks update, I mentioned that I think I took the wrong approach to my monthly goals. So this month, I decided to make my goals mostly about consistency. This way, I won’t be saying every week that I am behind. I think that each of the following goals will help keep me on track to complete 25 Things Before 25 in the next 11 months. My November goals are:

  1. Complete 22 tasks every week.
  2. Decide ahead each week what I plan to accomplish.
  3. Add to 2 more categories before the end of the month.

If I stick to these goals for the rest of the month, I will feel more confident in my ability to complete this journey. I only have 6 open categories left, so bringing it down to 4 will be a huge accomplishment! I bought a new planner and that has already helped me organize what I am going to do and when. For me, if it is written down, I feel more committed to getting it done.

What I am Grateful For Today:

Writing this update has totally opened up a flood of gratitude for me. I have never been more grateful for changes I have made and adventures I have introduced into my life through 25 Things Before 25 and 30 Days of Gratitude. It is Day 11 of 30 Days of Gratitude today and I am so happy with where I am at.

Today I am grateful for:

  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. 25 Things Before 25
  4. 30 Days of Gratitude
  5. Planning
  6. New adventures
  7. My puppy
  8. Snowy days
  9. Cute holiday movies
  10. Generosity
  11. Good workouts
  12. Busy work days
  13. My health
  14. Workout challenges
  15. Doggy play dates
  16. Days off
  17. Warm winter gear
  18. Sunshine on cold days
  19. Live music
  20. Random acts of kindness
  21. Good conversations
  22. Reading
  23. Improvement
  24. A warm house
  25. A great support system
  26. Invisalign
  27. Great coworkers
  28. Laughing with my brother
  29. Art
  30. Veterans and their service

Thank you to all men and women who serve and have served in the military! I am grateful for your service today and every day!

What are you grateful for today? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Veterans Day!


Sonja Hoff

Published by Simply Sonja Blog

I'm making my way through my twenties trying to reach my goals all while having fun doing so! Join me in these adventures by commenting and subscribing! Cheers!

8 thoughts on “25 Things Before 25: Week 6 Update

    1. Psalms 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


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