Since it is April 18th, five months after my 39th birthday, and 7 months before 40, I thought that I would take a minute to look over my birthday list and see where things stand. I also thought that I would check in with my spring awakening list. So, here we go.
My birthday list consisted of 39 things and, so far, I have completed 10 items.
Try at least 12 new recipes.
See my college roommates.
Get a facial.
Go 10 days sugarless.
Take my birthday off.
Get a hot stone massage.
I am also well on my way to completing another 7 items.
Raise $1000 for Circle de Luz through Run Big Dream Big. This is where I need your help! I have raised $475 and I have 10 more days for fundraising. 21 donations of $25 would make all the difference and provide a semester and a half of programming to a Circle de Luz class. If you can donate– any amount- I would be so, so grateful, as would the amazing Circle de Luz hijas.
Read 20 pleasure books. I am reading # 12 now and listening to # 13.
Try 6 new Charlotte restaurants. I’ve tried Vivace and The Peculiar Rabbit and liked both and am headed to The Liberty next week.
Go paddle boarding. I am signed up for a paddle board lesson.
Remember birthdays. I feel like I can’t judge this one until the end but already feel like I am doing a much better job.
Write 30 thank you notes. I’ve written and mailed about a third of them.
Go to a show. I have tickets for Happy and I to go see what looks like a fun “street” performance show in May.
As for Spring Awakening, it was a good thing I revisited that list of twenty dream spring to dos because, um, we have done three of them. We have started reading chapter books with Happy, taken him to a sporting event, and gone to the movies. There are a couple other things actively planned (i.e.: I’ve signed up for a paddle board lesson and have tickets to the show– note: some birthday list items show up on the spring list to encourage me in getting those things scheduled) but there are definitely no veggies in the garden yet nor have I been painting or gone berry picking). Glad to have the gentle reminder of when time opens up.
Do you have a birthday or spring awakening list? What’s on your list?