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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