44 for 44: A Birthday Reflection

In the spirit of turning 44, I’ve decided to share 44 things on my mind. Divided into four categories, these are questions I ask myself, questions I’d love to ask others, books that I have enjoyed over the years, and things I believe everyone should experience at least once. Let’s dive in!

11 Questions for Self-Reflection

  1. Do you remember something you loved doing as a kid but don’t do anymore?
  2. How would this task look if it were easy?
  3. What’s the invisible chain holding you back?
  4. Are your daily activities truly aligned with your passions?
  5. If tomorrow was your last day, would you have any regrets?
  6. Which old friend have you lost touch with but often think about?
  7. If you had an extra hour every day, what meaningful activity would you dedicate it to?
  8. At the end of each day, can you confidently say, “I did my best”?
  9. What’s a topic or idea you’ve recently become curious about?
  10. Is there a place you’ve always wanted to visit but keep postponing?
  11. When was the last time you patted yourself on the back and said, “Well done”?

11 Questions to Spark Conversations

  1. How did you master your craft in X?
  2. How do you perceive me, honestly?
  3. Looking back, what’s one regret that stands out?
  4. What’s something you wish you had started a decade ago?
  5. Who’s your go-to person for sage advice?
  6. What’s a fear you haven’t shared with many?
  7. Can you share an unsolved mystery from your life?
  8. What recent event took you completely by surprise?
  9. If you could only accomplish one more thing, what would it be?
  10. Why didn’t you spend more time doing what you truly loved?
  11. Lighten the mood. What’s your favourite joke?

11 Books That Left an Imprint

  1. “Ready Player One” – A digital odyssey.
  2. “Ender’s Game” – Strategy and morality intertwined.
  3. “How Starbucks Saved My Life” – Redemption in unexpected places.
  4. “The Culture Map” – Navigating global nuances.
  5. “The Art of War” – Ancient strategy for modern times.
  6. “Project Hail Mary” – A cosmic adventure.
  7. “Moonwalking with Einstein” – The art of remembering.
  8. “Tiny Beautiful Things” – Life’s intricate details.
  9. “Give and Take” – The power of reciprocity.
  10. “Thinking in Bets” – Decision-making redefined.
  11. “Legacy” – What we leave behind.

11 Experiences to Cherish

  1. Walk in the rain and feel each drop.
  2. Pay for a stranger’s coffee just because.
  3. Take an unplanned trip; let the road guide you.
  4. Revisit a book that once moved you.
  5. Rewatch a film that made you think.
  6. Share a joke, and spread some joy.
  7. Write thank-you notes and express gratitude.
  8. Spend a day doing absolutely nothing.
  9. Cherish moments with loved ones.
  10. Declutter your phone, especially news apps.
  11. Witness a sunrise and embrace its tranquillity.

As I embrace another year, I hope these 44 reflections inspire you as much as they inspire me. Here’s to growth, learning, and cherishing every moment! 🎉🎈📚🌅