My 34th year sure was an interesting 12 months. They have led to many changes for this next birthday year. There were milestones and life changes and this is only to continue on for the next 12 months! Here is my special list of 35 things to do or focus on for my 35th year:

  1. Celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary in July. We did so with a trip to Udaipur, Rajastan-the land of kings and romance! Honestly, it was tense time due to other things going on but an amazing trip nevertheless. 
  2. Enjoy my sister’s visit to India. One of my sisters came and spent a month with us in India. We had a blast and made wonderful memories. It was a bonding time we will never forget and may never have again. 
  3. Prepare for the new baby!
  4. Enjoy the wedding in our family (may be the last one in the immediate family!).
  5. Get through the last half of the pregnancy. Am past half way at 25 weeks and am sooo done! 
  6. Take lots of photos as this will be a special time.
  7. Check out India while I still live here. Had the chance to explore Delhi well, check out Udaipur, Mumbai, Chandigarh, and Bangalore so far. 
  8. Enjoy my baby shower.
  9. Keep credit card debt to less than $3,500 at all times.
  10. Support my husband with his goals and dreams. We have put down a payment on a flat in his home city. 
  11. Enjoy October-my favourite month-back in North America.
  12. Eliminate the 2011 debt I have been carrying.
  13. Have a baby!
  14. Increase emergency savings from $500 to $1,000 and leave it be for an actual emergency.
  15. Make this Christmas a good one.
  16. Enjoy maternity leave.
  17. Finally settle my accident issues with the insurance company and use the funds wisely.
  18. Keep writing this blog. I have seen many people quit after having a baby.
  19. Celebrate my husband turning 31 in February.
  20. Take a vacation of some sort.
  21. Start thinking about what I want next in my career now that a child is in the mix.
  22. Enjoy life with my husband-especially after learning how much better it is with him.
  23. After baby and a few months break…start thinking about getting in shape.
  24. Celebrate turning 36 in June 2018.
  25. Do ten new things big or small.
  26. Enjoy nature more.
  27. Update my smart phone.
  28. After a year off, start my garden again!
  29. Appreciate things more-big and small.
  30. Enjoy the new baby and family bonding.
  31. Bake a fancy cake.
  32. Make time for myself.
  33. Connect with friends.
  34. After baby, have at least 3 really great date nights before the end of June.
  35. Be positive, grateful, and full of love.