I treat my birthday, which was July 29th, a little differently than most people. I use birthdays as strategy days for my upcoming year. I take some time and look back at the previous year and then get all fired up about how I'm going to make the next year the best ever. This year it started the night before my birthday. I was in my hotel room in Denver watching the movie Taken, an action-packed thriller where the lead guy is a ninja. First on my list for my upcoming best year ever: sign up for karate lessons and of course, become a black belt. I immediately start Googling martial arts studios. The movie also reignites my excitement for target shooting which I have let go by the wayside. When I get back to LA, I'm finding a range. The next morning I start off my birthday morning doing Pure Barre in my hotel room. Cooling down to "The Glory of Love" by David Foster has me determined to return to playing the piano. I must sign up for lessons and practice 3 times per week. Done working out, I read the paper. There is a section on the best summer books. I absolutely have to read more, especially leisure reading instead of all these business books. I order a Kindle from amazon.com. It's not even 8am and I have added karate, target shooting, piano and the Kindle to my life. You can imagine the list by noon let alone midnight. It may sound neurotic, but I love it. It's exhilarating to be excited about life and I hope that on my 100th birthday, I'm still making a list. It may not include target shooting, but who knows, maybe it will!
AUTHOR: Bex Urban