This year I have decided to celebrate my birthday by borrowing an idea from my one of my virtual friends Jason Francis. He celebrated his birthday with a campaign he called the #monthofme. Subsequently my friend Natalie claimed her month and I figured why don’t I do the same.
As you can see (from the previous blog posts), last year I experimented with developing monthly bucket lists which were intended to help me stay focused on my yearly goals throughout the year. Often I get to the end of the year and reflect on the things not yet accomplished and I wanted to set myself up for success this year instead. 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.
So when I read this idea of celebrating myself for the entire month I thought, why not?! So this month just like my attempts in the past, I have composed a list of things that I would like to do for myself this month. I intend for this month to be full of fun and adventure. I hope this list may also serve as a catalyst to help me develop new habits, since they say it only takes 21 days and my #monthofme has 31. Please feel free to join me in any of my tasks and celebrations by following me on Instagram or Facebook.
- Attend a fight party to enjoy the Mayweather/Pacquiao boxing match.
- Record a YouTube lip sync video with my friends.
- Volunteer at least 2 hours to a charity or good cause.
- Get a manicure and pedicure.
- Get a 1 hour long full body massage.
- Get my eyebrows arched.
- Enjoy a beach day with friends.
- Go blueberry picking.
- Take a trip to Sarasota and eat at Yoder’s.
- Take a photo walk in the city.
- Take a road trip to somewhere new.
- Complete the photo a day challenge.
- Work out at least 3x a week for the entire month.
- Enjoy all of my birthday freebies.
- Use YoutTube to learn a new make up look.
- Eat at Ella’s Folk Art Cafe
- Eat at Edison
- Eat at Ulele
- Sew an outfit for myself.
- Try a new hair style.
- Complete my first eBook
- Commission a fun portrait of myself.
- Go salsa dancing and test out my new moves.
- Go Skating or Bowling with friends.
- Try 4 new recipes.
- Maintain a gratitude journal, complete a daily entry.
- Reach out to reconnect with a few old friends.
- Write a handwritten note to tell someone thank you.
- Enjoy a day at the theme park.
- Complete my business registration and blog redesign.
- Complete my vision board
This month is about personal growth and development and doing a lot of what I love. Thanks for joining me on my birthday exploration.
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