Elise from The Confetti Room shared a list of goals she set to help her break out of her comfort zone and she invited other blogger over at the Brunch Club to do the same. I loved how she described it as “a year dedicated to myself and (…) focused solely on eliminating my fears and doing what I really want to do with my life”. It inspired me to put together a list of my own to keep track of my accomplishments.The rules are quite simple, so please feel free to share yours too!

– Make a list of at least 20 – 30 ‘firsts’ you want to experience this year – make them detailed & juicy!
– Document those experiences by taking photos & bloging about them, linking back to your list.
– Post your url in the comment section. I will add your link to the list of participants below.
– Leave a comment on the other participants #YearOfFirsts posts! 🙂


1. Explore new parts of Wellington by foot.

2. Go to a new city in New Zealand.

3. Visit a new country.

4. Go to a karaoke bar.

5. Make a new friend.

6. Invite my next door neighbour for a coffee or BBQ.

7. Do 30 minutes of yoga every day for 30 days.

8. Learn to play the ukulele.

9. Run 10km straight.

10. Get my motorcycle restricted licence.

11. Ride to work on my Vespa by myself.

12. Buy a larger motorcycle.

13. Decorate my flat with prints of my own photos.

14. Save my tomato plant.

15. Put some stuff I don’t use anymore for sale.

16. Buy a Kitchenaid stand mixer.

17. Buy a new, better laptop.

18. Buy a bicycle.

19. Go a whole month without buying any takeaways.

20. Attend a Brunch Club event and meet more bloggers in person.

21. Post more often, at least 3 times a week.

22. Read my camera’s manual, learn how to properly use it and make the most of it.

23.  Submit a short story to a literary competition.

24. Do NaNoWriMo.

25. Create something (short stories collection, a travel guide, anything) to put for sale on the blog.

26. Create a media kit and approach a company for a partnership.

27. Record a podcast.

28. Put together a survey to get to know my readers.

29. Take some of the Google Analytics Academy courses.

30. Finish my “about me” page.

Other bloggers participating: Ben Evans, Bunny Eats Design, How Do You Do 22, Amber in Wonderland, Emma Louisa and Elese Aesthete.

(photo taken this afternoon at Evans Bay, Wellington)