54 Before 54

As you blow out the candles on your birthday cake, have you ever reflected back on the past year’s accomplishments? It’s easy to remember the big things, such as vacations or milestones celebrated with friends & family, but what about the little things along the way? Many times the small things are the most meaningful. They bring joy and happiness to ourselves and to others.


This year I decided to create a list of 54 things I would like to experience prior to my 54th birthday. The degree of difficulty does not matter, just 54 things that I imagined, believe I can do, and plan to achieve. What would be on your list? Here’s mine:

  • 54-Day Novena
  • 54-days caffeine free
  • Air Fryer: Learn & prepare a dish with it
  • Board Game night
  • Carry the Message
  • Confession monthly
  • Cook with my apron
  • Create a Vision Board
  • Dance in the rain
  • Declutter & Donate
  • Do a handstand & a cartwheel
  • Eat something unusual
  • Finish 4 books that I started
  • Get a household plant
  • Go Bowling
  • Go Fishing
  • Go Horseback riding
  • Host a dinner party at home
  • Ice cream date with Steven
  • Inquire about a writing workshop or blog seminar
  • Inquire about college
  • Learn how to make a digital photo album
  • Learn how to make a soup & master it
  • Learn how to say “I love you” in a foreign language
  • Make my front more door welcoming
  • Make my office functional
  • Make snow angels as a family
  • Mammogram
  • Outdoor concert
  • Pay for someone’s coffee
  • Plan a day for & with Steven
  • Print my Inspiration Statement
  • Reach out & touch someone
  • Read 4 books of the Bible
  • Reconnect/nurture current relationships & make new ones
  • Research charities that interest me
  • Send flowers to 4 people
  • Send Mother’s Day cards to my friends
  • Solo trip to NYC to see Nicholas
  • Spa day with Katy
  • StepBet: Participate in one & consider hosting my own
  • Take a picture on 54th Street in NYC
  • Take Reid to the zoo
  • Try 4 new fitness classes
  • Vegan lifestyle for 5 days
  • Veggie Bullet: Learn & prepare a dish with it
  • Visit a museum
  • Visit a nursing home
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter
  • Watch a classic movie
  • Watch the sunrise
  • Watch the sunset
  • Wear something different for a day
  • Yoga: participate in 5 classes


The adventure begins on this day of February 11th. While this is guaranteed to keep me busy for the next 10 months, I’m so excited to begin and to share this journey with you. Will you join me?

Imagine with all your mind ~ Believe with all your heart ~ Achieve with all your might ~

Life with Lisa





22 thoughts on “54 Before 54

  1. I love “Do a handstand and cartwheel” I’m 28 and have never never been able to do a cartwheel (not that I’ve tried recently)
    Great list!!! I think I’ll do the same before my 29th birthday! Thanks for the inspiration 😊


  2. Great list! You have inspired me to start my own list of things I want to do in the next year. (And I just might “borrow” learn how to make a digital photo album” because it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while.

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    1. I’m so happy to hear that I inspired you!!! And yes, please feel free to borrow the digital photo album. I’ve been so resistant to change in this area. But I WILL do it!!! I’m having fun with my list. I hope you do too 💕


  3. I think this is a wonderful idea.. my Birthday is in October so I’m going to start my list for next year. Did you master the handstand? Lol. Tks for sharing Lisa. . Enjoy LIFE..💜

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