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Turning a year older

Birthday Cake by the kidsI turned 33 last week. As always it was an uneventful birthday with a few calls/texts from close friends and family. Unlike when I was turning 30, this July 3rd I was actually at peace and quite happy to be year older and wiser. I got a wonderful spa surprise from hubby – a couple massage after work a day before my birthday. On the day itself, he turned up at work with flowers, not that I care much for bouquets – it was however a lovely gesture. The highlight of the day was the kids baking a cake for me (with the help of my helper of course) and decorating the house with balloons, and managing to keep all of this a surprise!

My older kiddo was actually enjoying the whole process of planning a surprise for me, with a glint in eye he refused to divulge any details when I probed a day earlier. He also prepared a birthday card for me with ‘hapebade’ or something similar written on it. Making a card to him means taking any piece of paper and folding it into two. The younger one couldn’t care two hoots about anything but eating the cake. He wished me ‘Happy birthday mamma, can I have the cake now?”

Anywho, since this birthday I’m actively blogging, I thought it was about time I make a bucket list. Here is my list of 30 things I want to do before I pop..

1. Learn how to code

Pick up a programming language

2. Visit a safari in Tanzania

Tanzania safari

3. Live in this underwater hotel room in Africa – The Manta Resort

The Manta Resort

4. Freelance as a social media consultant

Social Media Consulting

5. Visit Iceland for Aurora Borealis

aurora-borealis

6. Make pasta from scratch

Pasta Making

7. Climb Kilimanjaro

Kilimangaro

8. Learn CPR

CPR

9. Learn origami

Origami

10. Learn to ski

Ski

11. Study the game theory (again!)

Game Theory

12. Learn taiko

Taiko

13. Move to California

California

14. Grow a vegetable garden

Vegetable Garden

15. Start a not for profit organization

NonProfit

16. Turn vegetarian

Vegetarian

17. Run a marathon

Marathon

18. Visit at least one South American country

South America

19. Teach my kids fluent Hindi

Hindi

20. Learn backstroke

Backstroke

21. Work in New York (even if for a few weeks/months!)

New York City

22. Attend a vipassana course

Vipassana

23. Live without phone/internet connectivity for a month

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24. Stay in this treehouse at the Tranquil Resort, Kerala.

Tranquil Resort

25. Be a part of a flash mob

Flash Mob

26. Paint a canvas and display at home

Painting

27. Learn to sew half as well as my mom

Sewing

28. Try fly boarding

Fly Board

29. Take at least one holiday a year with my besties

Best Friends

30. Raise healthy, happy and connected kids

My kids

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