welcome to 24

another day and another year older.  it’s safe to say this could be the best birthday to date or at least that i remember.  i will have spent my morning at two november project workouts — doing what i love with people who make me smile.  i will be celebrating with friends all week and am off to explore scandinavia in just under two weeks.  i have learned to live in the moment and deal with stress and disappointment.  i have been fortunate to have such a close and supportive family and am finally learning what it means to have confidence in myself.  my favorite phrase of late — “you do you”.

with that, here’s my list of things to do and focus on in the year to come

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1. start the day with something that i’m grateful for
2. invest in the relationships that matter
3. take a solo trip
4. ride a segway
5. get involved with a charity
6. travel somewhere that i have never been
7. learn to ask for help
8.  wear sunscreen and moisturizer every day
9. enjoy being single
10. meditate (mindfulness) for 10 min/day for 1 month
11. spend more time living in the moment and less time worrying
12. learn to poach an egg
13. run a speedy half marathon…push for sub 1:40
14. send one piece of snail mail a month
15. try a month of the whole 30 eating plan
16. go an entire weekend without technology (at least phone/computer)
17. sign up for my first marathon
18. be genuine and happy for others
19. take a vacation with my best friends (or two)
20. complete 20 acts of kindness
21. learn to make a souffle
22. run 2 more half marathons (continue my goal of 1 in every state…CA and NY check!)
23. make my blog self hosted
24. do what i love and love what i do

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“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr. Seuss
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10 thoughts on “welcome to 24

  1. Happy Birthday!!! And I think you’ve come up with a great list. If you complete even half of that stuff (or heck, even a third), I think you will look back on this year and truly find it to be one of your best.

  2. Happy birthday! Love your goals, love that you did a double workout this morning, ENJOY EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR DAY!

  3. Happy birthday my sweet friend! Can’t wait to knock some of these todos off of the list this year! 😉 hope you feel the love all the way from California!
    P.S. You are the cutest in that picture, I can’t stand it

  4. learning to live in the now and dealing w/ stress and disappointment is a lifelong endeavor….So proud of you as a product of Jesuit philosophy and SCU

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