Month of Me: Birthday Bucket List


Last year I celebrated my birthday a month of me. The #monthofme was a celebration of another year of life as I entered year 33.

My year is not usually synced with the start of a new year in January like most but instead with a new year of life for me which is my birthday. My desire is to change my birthday from being a time when I reflect on all that I haven’t accomplished to a time when I am excited about the accomplishments of the year past and focused on continuing the growth in to the year ahead.

I created a birthday bucket list of things I wanted to do and enjoy during my birthday month. Even though I did not accomplish all of my checklist items, I had a great month with friends and learned a lot. (Read the recap here)

Well it’s officially May again and I have decided to make the #monthofme an annual celebration. Just like last year I have created a birthday bucket list which includes things I want to see, do and experience this month. This list is intended to bring me closer to accomplishing many of my personal and professional goals. I desire to have fun along the way and I would love for you to join me in my month of me activities.

  1. Attend an Audrey Woulard Workshop
  2. Eat at 5 of my bucket list restaurants.
    • (Yoders, Fodder & Shine/ Rooster & the Till/The Refinery, The Edison, Oystercatchers, Urban Comfort, Restaurant BT, Stillwaters Tavern, Queen of Sheba, Pearl in the Grove (Dade City), Eddie V’s, Sa Ri One, Doc B’s, Moreno’s Bakery, Fred’ s Southern Kitchen, Sea Salt, The Mill, Mazarros, Hawkers)
  3. Try a new food truck.
  4. Commission an artistic portrait of myself .
  5. Volunteer at least 2 hours of my time to giving back to others.
  6. Record a Lip Sync Video with friends.
  7. Treat myself to a day at the spa.
  8. Take a photo walk in the city and publish the photos.
  9. Go Skating or bowling with friends.
  10. Enjoy a day at the theme park.
  11. Take a bike ride in the city.
  12. Enjoy a beach day with friends.
  13. Begin my swim lessons.
  14. Complete 20 blog posts.
  15. Try a new hair style.
  16. Master the smokey eye look.
  17. Revamp my wardrobe.
  18. Take a road trip to somewhere new.
  19. Test 5 new recipes.
  20. Host a Yelp UYE.
  21. Enjoy all of my birthday freebies.
  22. Complete my first e-book.
  23. Write a handwritten note to tell someone thank you.
  24. Take time to reconnect with a 5 old friends.
  25. Surprise someone with a gift.
  26. Complete a random act of kindness.
  27. Work out at least 3x each week
  28. Have a professional photo shoot.
  29. Go skydiving .
  30. Sew an outfit for myself.
  31. Complete my certification tests for work.
  32. Complete my business registration and organize all of my business documents.

My desire was to create a list of 34 tasks to represent the number of years my mom has been blessed with my presence but I have fallen short. Please comment below with items you think I should add to my my month of me birthday bucket list.


Also share with my how you enjoy celebrating your birthday. Do you have any birthday rituals?

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  1. May 3, 2016 / 10:19 PM

    Pamper day: massage or mani/pedi, massage, acupuncture

    • Tia
      May 4, 2016 / 1:38 PM

      A day of pampering is a perfect way to celebrate a birthday. I envisioned a few of these activities as being a part of my spa day. I especially love a great massage.

  2. May 6, 2016 / 9:45 PM

    This is a great list. For my 30th birthday I did a 30 before 30 list.

    How about trying a new lipstick daily.
    Eating clean.

    • Tia
      May 7, 2016 / 10:33 AM

      A new lipstick daily – I like that but that would require a major trip to the beauty counter. What’s your favorite lipstick at the moment, maybe I can try that one?

  3. May 8, 2016 / 9:58 AM

    I love this idea! My birthday is in January so yeah, I’m staying inside!

    • Tia
      May 9, 2016 / 3:37 AM

      You can create a list of fun things to do inside in cold weather in January like host a fun game night, binge of your favorite movies or tv series one day, or learn a new recipe.

  4. May 8, 2016 / 11:23 PM

    This idea is perfect! I will be doing this myself I think because it’s a perfect way to do so much!!

  5. May 8, 2016 / 11:38 PM

    Plan an event for your business!

    • Tia
      May 9, 2016 / 3:34 AM

      Thanks that’s a great idea, thank you.

  6. May 9, 2016 / 1:32 AM

    Happy Birthday! Mine is the 20th, and I will also be 33 this year! 🙂 I don’t have a list, I’m just glad to be alive 🙂

    • Tia
      May 9, 2016 / 3:46 AM

      Another May baby. Happy early birthday!

  7. May 9, 2016 / 2:34 AM

    Great idea to do a birthday bucket list. How about learn a new language?

    • Tia
      May 9, 2016 / 3:45 AM

      Yes becoming fluent in Spanish is definitely on my list. I need more than a month to learn but I will commit time to practicing daily and having a conversation with a native speaker at least once a week. Thanks.

  8. May 9, 2016 / 7:56 AM

    I would suggest adding a little adventure into the mix. Try a new activity that is outside your book. Something like hiking, 5k Fun Runs, scuba diving, etc.

    • Tia
      May 9, 2016 / 8:05 AM

      Yes I love adventure, I’ll see what I can fit in this month.

  9. May 9, 2016 / 12:57 PM

    I absolutely love this list! May try this for when my birthday rolls around. A pampering session is an absolute must!

    • Tia
      May 11, 2016 / 12:38 PM

      Yes Valerie, I don’t think I pamper myself enough.

  10. May 9, 2016 / 4:48 PM

    Wow you have a bucketlist for a month! Thats an interesting concept I dont think I could do it because I know I would overwhelm myself but you have some good ideas!

  11. May 10, 2016 / 3:34 AM

    Love your list! Trying a few food trucks, photo walking, road tripping, as well as sewing some things for my baby girl are on my list. I have no idea how to use my sewing machine but I’m going to teach myself over the summer.

    • Tia
      May 11, 2016 / 12:37 PM

      I learned to sew in elementary school but I havent pulled out my machine since college so I would love to refresh my skills.

      I’m anxious to see what you make for your baby girl, please share photos.

  12. May 10, 2016 / 11:51 PM

    Good list. I should make a list. I need to turn this year around.

    • Tia
      May 11, 2016 / 12:35 PM

      Thank you. The list definitely helps me focus on what I desire versus what I lack. It gives me many chances to live in the moment and enjoy myself with my loved ones.

  13. May 12, 2016 / 3:29 AM

    I have a birthday week where I just have more fun than usual. I plan to create a bucket list for my 30th bday but that’s years away

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