Turkey To Do List

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Next-BirthdayHappy Thanksgiving to everyone here in the US that are celebrating. The Kid and I are looking forward to our traditions of putting up the tree, decorating a gingerbread house, seeing a movie, getting a latte at Starbucks, and eating Thanksgiving dinner together. This year we are building a gingerbread village and not just a house. Oooh, living on the edge here. Be jealous. 😉

I’m lucky every few years that my birthday also falls on Thanksgiving. This is one of those years so I get the combined celebration of festivities. This year I decided to create a list of things to do before my next birthday. I love lists and had a lot of fun creating this one. I’ve got a combination of easy things, harder things, specific things, and more vague things.

So without further ado… drum roll… here is the list of 43 Things To Do Before I Turn 44:

  1. Do a single pull up or chin up
  2. Do 5 pull ups or chin ups
  3. Eat at 20 new restaurants
  4. Take a Zumba class
  5. Create a vision board
  6. Make a loan to someone through Kiva.org
  7. Create emergency kits for the homeless
  8. Make a blurb book of my blog
  9. Go an entire year without diet soda
  10. Try a new hair color
  11. Camp out in the backyard
  12. Donate blood 4 times
  13. Attend a murder mystery dinner
  14. Take a sick day when I’m not really sick
  15. Get a massage
  16. Try a new fruit
  17. Try a new vegetable
  18. Get dressed up for a night out
  19. Write a letter to me to read in 20 years
  20. Research and buy a new stock
  21. Ride a ferris wheel
  22. Dance in the rain
  23. Stay in my jammies the entire day
  24. Get a manicure in a color I wouldn’t usually get
  25. Get a makeover at a make up counter
  26. Get my to do list out of my head
  27. Accept that the house doesn’t have to be clean to have a happy life
  28. Win an award
  29. Make a difference in someone’s life
  30. Smile and laugh daily
  31. Create an art journal
  32. Write a real handwritten letter
  33. Redecorate a room
  34. Go to the State Fair
  35. Visit a new city
  36. Make a new friend
  37. Fall in love
  38. Secretly do something for someone else
  39. Follow a passion
  40. Order bakery cupcakes for my birthday
  41. Visit a chiropractor
  42. Have an egg nog latte
  43. Complete a challenge or dare

Yes, that’s a really long list but it makes me smile every time I read it and think of the year ahead of me. Have you ever created a list of things to do before your next birthday?

Enjoy your day and take the time to hug your families and tell them how much you love them.


  1. Awesome list – good luck checking all of it off!!
    Happy birthday – hope it was a great day!!

    • Thanks for the birthday wishes! It was a great day. I loved putting the list together and highly recommend doing one. I like it in addition to the usual bucket list since it has a shorter timeframe and some easier things to look foward to. 😉

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