Three questions

For your next trip ‘round the sun

It just so happens that my 31st birthday falls on a Friday. Woo-hoo! That’s a pretty cool number of orbits around the sun, and an even cooler opportunity to share with you a recent tradition I started with myself every birthday. Maybe you’ll try it, too!

Every July 9, my Google Calendar notifies me that I have three birthday questions to answer:

What do you want to leave behind?

What do you want to keep?

What do you want to begin?

Those of you familiar with project retros probably recognize their spirit in these words. And like a project retro, I see these as an invitation to pause, reflect, and try to understand what I’ll need as I continue on to the next project (of LIFE). They also remind me that powerful questions are just as important as the answers.

I’m still working through my answers this year, but I’d love to hear yours, even if today isn’t your birthday. I hope if you do decide to try this exercise that it helps guide you on your next journey around the sun.