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A Birthday List (364)

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Episode 364: Birthday List

Episode 364 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast

In this episode of the CMP, advocation for a birthday day list, a list of things that have meaning for you and that you want to do, with intent, on your birthday. These can be very simple things, but doing them with intent can give them and the whole day added meaning and help you embody the day in ways that are fulfilling. Making this list is a way of being proactive and creating the kind of day you want rather than leaving it up to the universe. If your list also has the same number of items as your year, it can be fun. (It can also be difficult!) But consider the merits of making a list the next time your birthday rolls around.

Plus, this show kicks off with information about Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I am loving the audio version of this book so much! The audio is read by multiple people, so there is a beautiful layering of voice and story, memory and perspective. See below for some additional information about the book.

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“If your birthday is a day that might otherwise end up on the disappointing end of the spectrum if you just leave it to the universe, I advocate being proactive. Set up some lamp posts for the day that will help keep you anchored …. help YOU celebrate in a way that has meaning for you.”

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4 thoughts on “A Birthday List (364)

  1. I’m planning on retiring from my job as a school secretary next June and I’ve been thinking a lot about how to spend this last year there. Listening to your podcast today gave me some more to think about. I know there are some things that I definitely want to do, but I realize now that there are some things that I need to share with family, friends, and coworkers also, and not just for me, but for them, because I know that they will want it to be enjoyable for me. You’ve kind of given me a nudge in that direction today. And as a side note, we were spending some time with old friends this weekend and not only saw some egrets, sea gulls, and night herons, but also a blue heron. A belated Happy Birthday to you!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Lorraine! I appreciate the blue heron sighting, and I am glad that you are thinking about your coming year before retirement, too. I think planning a year like that makes a lot of sense and would really help you make that transition, too!

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