Since May 18th just passed, six months after my 39th birthday, and 6 months before 40, I thought that I would take a minute to look over my birthday list and see where things stand. So, here we go.
My birthday list consisted of 39 things and, so far, I have completed 12 items: Try at least 12 new recipes; See my college roommates; Get a facial; Go 10 days sugarless; Start the You are Special Plate tradition; Take my birthday off; Make a personal vision board; Make a professional vision board; Get a hot stone massage; Do something from Pinterest; Raise $1000 for Circle de Luz through Run Big Dream Big; See a live performance.
And I am at work on these other items:
Read 30 pleasure books. I am reading # 15 now and listening to # 16. My favorite reads so far have been Where’d you Go, Bernadette, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, What Alica Forgot, and The Hypnotist’s Love Story.
Try 6 new Charlotte restaurants. 4 down: Vivace, Peculiar Rabbit, The Liberty, and Luna. 3 more are on my calendar for June!
Go paddle boarding. I tried to go this past Friday (totally skipping a workday which is SO not like me) but got to the US Whitewater Center but their water activities were closed until lunchtime which was the time that I need to leave to get Happy from preschool so now I am signed up for a paddle board lesson in June.
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 39 thank you notes. I’ve written and mailed about a third of them. I ran out of stationary but finally got some more so I hope to have another third done this next month.
Eat from a food truck. Everyone is talking about food trucks and I am desperate to try one but I live outside the city where all the food trucks are. That said, I just found out that the town next to mine is hosting food trucks for lunch on Wednesdays so I am hoping to try that out in June.
Help recruit at least 60 new mijas for our newest Circle de Luz class by August. We have 10 new mijas right now and my personal goal is that we will be at 20 by June 1st. That means we need at least one new mija a day in May. Is today your day to be part of the good news? Please consider becoming a mija. Wonder what it means to be a mija? Listen to this powerful comment from one of our program members about what mijas mean to her. If you have any questions, just let me know– I am happy to answer them!
Run at least 213 miles. I know for most runners, 213 miles is not epic. But, for me of fair weather running fame, it totally is. So I finally started running again this year (winter hung around for quite awhile in these parts- or winter to me since I am totally a Caribbean girl) and am logging my miles. It’ll take me until October, at least, but I’ve started.
Do you have a birthday list? What’s on it?