Jun 05

Print this Post

My list of 37

If it wasn’t clear already, let me now make it official – 2011 is the Year of the Miracle.  Today is my 37th birthday.  Since it is a birthday in the midst of the Miraculous Year, I’m guessing that 37 is pretty much going to be a COMPLETELY RockStar year!

Three weeks ago my friend Momma Sunshine turned 37 and she put together this list of “37 items for my 37th birthday“.  I thought it was so fantastic that I’m inspired to make my own manifesto. It’s a combination of things to do and to be.

In no particular order…

  1. Be my own soulmate.
  2. Continue discovering and acknowledging Amazing Men (and women!) in my world.
  3. Practice releasing and letting go.
  4. Act on stage again.
  5. Accept challenges that are outside my comfort zone.
  6. Embrace my own power and stop belittling myself in my words and actions with others.
  7. Shed my shyness.
  8. Focus on developing healthier posture.
  9. Get comfortable driving a stick shift car.
  10. Go horseback riding.
  11. Treat my body to the foods that are healthiest for it.
  12. Go outside more often.
  13. Remember that my presence is enough.
  14. Stop trying to prove myself to others.
  15. Do everything in excellence, rather than attempting perfection.
  16. Organize workshops with groups that interest me.
  17. Go rock climbing.
  18. Look for opportunities to have fun.
  19. Continue finding miracles every day.
  20. Stretch regularly.
  21. Write every day.
  22. Start doing individual client work again.
  23. Be more willing to talk openly about my work and my book.
  24. Be kinder and gentler with myself.
  25. Color more.
  26. Do more teaching.
  27. Be more available to receive.
  28. Say yes to anyone who asks me on a date (as long as it’s safe!) 🙂
  29. Find indulgences that are good for my body, mind, and spirit…and then indulge frequently!
  30. Spend more time with friends.
  31. Remind myself frequently that I have a YUMMY body!
  32. Learn to play my Native American flute.
  33. Follow my passion and trust that the money will follow.
  34. Be myself…everyone else is taken!
  35. “What if” the positives.
  36. Dance more!
  37. Praise and validate myself more often.

It’s gonna be a great year!

About the author

Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.leahcarey.com/themiraclejournal/2011/06/05/my-list-of-37/


9 pings

Skip to comment form

  1. Kristine Spinks

    Hope you had a great birthday!!!

  2. Leah Carey

    Thanks Kristine! 🙂

  3. Jeffrey Sumber

    Awesome list, Leah! May they all come easily and with gusto.

  4. Kathi Fura

    Happy Birthday Leah. Love the list. In case you didn’t know – there’s a wall at WMS where you can climb if you never have – and perhaps a connection or two – to guides who climb the notch. Just a thought.

  5. Leah Carey

    Thanks Jeffrey!

  6. Leah Carey

    Thanks Kathi – that’s great! I knew there was a wall at WMS but I thought it was just for students. I’ll have to find out more about it.

  7. Eileen Alexander

    Love your list. Happy discoveries as the year progresses!

  8. Lisa LaPlante

    Love your list! I especially love #34. =)

  9. Leah Carey

    Thanks Eileen and Lisa!

  1. The Miracle Journal » The List – Day #1

    […] Sign-Up « « Previous          | […]

  2. The Miracle Journal » Laura’s special day

    […] for my 37 list, today I made progress on #5 (stepped WAY outside my comfort zone), #7 (shed my shyness for a few […]

  3. The Miracle Journal » Appropriate use of power

    […] are several entries on my List of 37 that speak to […]

  4. The Miracle Journal » A fascinating week…aka, The List of 37 in review

    […] want to take a few minutes right now to reflect back on my List of 37 because it’s only two weeks in to the new year and I’m already learning so […]

  5. The Miracle Journal » Stretching

    […] haven’t been hiking in the last several weeks (as I promised myself I would do on my birthday List of 37) and I haven’t been stretching (also a commitment I made on that […]

  6. The Miracle Journal » Growing up

    […] I am, apparently, aging.  Recently I’ve had two people say to me variations of “Well, you’re 37, so you’re coming to the end of your fertile years.”  Here’s the issue – […]

  7. Releasing the chains | The Miracle Journal

    […] glad that on my birthday last year I committed to accepting a date with anyone who asked – it was a good experience to feel that […]

  8. Summer adventure | The Miracle Journal

    […] s1);})(); Last year I made two lists at the beginning of summer – one was my List of 37, which I’ll review here soon. The other was a list I didn’t post on the Journal; it was […]

  9. The “List Of 37″ in review | The Miracle Journal

    […] s1);})(); One year ago tomorrow I posted “My list of 37” – 37 things I wanted to do during my 37th year.  This evening I’m closing out […]

Comments have been disabled.