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ON #39

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
~Oprah Winfrey

In four days I turn 39 years old. And for the first time in 5 years I’m not publicly or privately celebrating my birthday month. Why? Because I wanted to take a year off from public revelry to allow all the seeds I’d planted over the last 5 years to bloom. And sure enough, it’s happening.

My business is finally coming together, we’re planning a big move and I’m feeling more grounded, more fulfilled and more ME than I ever have. But in order to let that all sink in, I’ve had to take a pause this birthday month, to reap the benefits of the seeds I’ve been planting.

While many of my long-held dreams are coming true, there is still so much more I want to do, see, taste, experience – so I thought it would be fun to share 39 things that I still hope to do in life (whether in the coming year or years to come).

I hope this inspires you to celebrate your own birthday month or at the very least commit to a bucket list of things that you’d like to experience in your life. A little intention setting and wishing go a long way!

#39: The List

  • Move to NYC
  • Take that trip to Paris (finallly!!)
  • Declutter & live more minimally (i.e. like this)
  • Get into a groove with eating healthy
  • Find a movement practice that’s fun
  • Make more time to spend with framily
  • See the town where my paternal grandmother was born
  • Launch my program for business owners
  • Take a kitchen knife skills class
  • Work on cultivating my green thumb
  • Stay in an over-the-water bungalow
  • Sleep-in on Saturdays more often
  • Have a styling session w/ my dear friend Elsa Isaac
  • Grow my hair out (in process…)
  • See the cherry blossoms in bloom
  • Live in a tiny house
  • Write a book
  • Have my book published
  • Have a 1:1 chat with Michelle Obama
  • Visit the DSWT and cuddle some elephants
  • Spend Christmas in snowy NYC
  • Adopt a dog
  • Make my own chocolate
  • Read one fiction book per month
  • Have a custom perfume session with Mandy
  • Write an article for my favorite print magazines
  • Start taking more photos (for fun!)
  • Jump on a mini-trampoline every day
  • Rebrand The Girl Who Knows
  • Collaborate with brands on unique products for TGWK readers
  • Get a tattoo from Dr. Woo
  • Incorporate more video into my work
  • Send at least one handwritten note each week
  • Practice surprise random acts of kindness whenever possible
  • Finish Kondo’ing our home
  • Host more Beyond Gatherings across the country
  • Pay off all my debt (yahoooo!)
  • Attend the Cayman Cookout
  • Have a delicious 40th birthday celebration

What’s on your bucket list for the next year (or three)? Share something you’re wishing for in the comments below!


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