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I loved making my list from last year happen… and I’ll carry on with some of the 38 things for sure… alongside this new list of 39 things, which I started on my birthday last month, while we were away travelling… and already things are starting to build & happen…

My 39 things –

1. Own a bike

2. Visit New York

3. Share/teach my work & passion live in person

4. Continue running my e-courses and create more…

5. Throw a 40th party next March with Naomi, just like we’ve done for other milestone birthdays

6. Attend a retreat or workshop just for me & my creative development

7. Learn how to do proper make up… it’s about time

8. Attend a TED event or the DO lectures

9. Play with a polaroid land camera

10. Celebrate 20 years together by doing something special

11. Buy a house

12. Support Luke & the boys through this transition and see them fly into this next chapter of their lives

13. Collaborate and nurture the collaborations already happening

14. Make a book…

15. Not to have to worry about money

16. Adventure.

17. Make a film for a family that aren’t expecting it but will appreciate the memories to hold on to

18. Wear more dresses

19. Build on the ability to travel more… For work and pleasure

20. Make a Time Capsule film a month for us & a film of our summer

21. Go on a road trip – spontaneous or planned… either way or both…

22. Yoga. Regularly. Not just now and again

23. Build my portrait & film making business… Photograph more moments, more people, more families & real stories + Make Time Capsule films for other families and day in the life films for people running creative businesses or promos for the products & services they provide.

24. Stay at the colour hotel – Palm Springs

25. Go on or organise a creative trip with like minded people

26. Photograph a birth or two

27. Go to bed earlier

28. Cook something new each month

29. Visit somewhere new each month

30. Have a trip with my girls for all of our 40th birthdays

31. See Ben Howard live

32. Watch and capture murmiration

33. Give back

34. Expand my personal projects into something.

35. Finish my portfolio site

36. Carry on living in colour, making colour happen and believing in the magic…

37. To be sponsored for a creative project – not sure what yet, but I’m open to possibilites

38. Visit as many beaches as I can

39. May we all stay healthy, be happy and appreciate the little things. Be grateful always. And be together.



  • andreacj
    Posted at 18:48h, 09 May Reply

    well, I think you know how I feel about this list. and number 9! together, we will tackle number 9. in paris, no less. xoxo

  • Michelle
    Posted at 21:33h, 03 May Reply

    I love this, you’re so inspiring!!! My hubby and I have been talking about a 5 year plan…in it is my dream to travel with my business. We want to make London happen so bad! Would love to meet you when we get there 🙂

  • Brooke Fitts
    Posted at 15:34h, 02 May Reply

    come back to NYC! + yes to a creative journey somewhere!!!

  • Melanie Mackie
    Posted at 15:04h, 26 April Reply

    A fab list. I was 38 at the end of March and on my list is to do your time capsule course this year 🙂

  • Francesca Russell
    Posted at 13:45h, 26 April Reply

    Wonderful list, Xanthe! I need to make one of these myself on my birthday. We are the exact same age! (my birthday is in June)

  • Lou Archell
    Posted at 17:59h, 25 April Reply

    beautiful list Xanthe… many of those are on my own. Dresses, yoga, retreat, money, beach, celebrate, love life …. wish you the best with yours 🙂 xx

  • kristen p.
    Posted at 15:54h, 25 April Reply

    i’m loving all of your posts lately. And I’d really love to be in on #21…xo

    • xantheberkeley
      Posted at 17:05h, 25 April Reply

      Now that is a great idea! it’s out there now… let’s see if it can come together. xx

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