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27th Birthday Challenge



A birthday challenge for the creative, the contemplative, and the crazy.

  • 27 minutes of meditation
  • 27 sun salutations (took a surprisingly long time)
  • 27-song medley of uplifting songs (see above!)
  • 27 love-bomb letters to friends & family
  • 27 sips of an americano
  • 27 minute dance break (to an awesome playlist from my music-mania friend)
  • 27 new Spanish vocab words
  • 2.7 writing conference applications


27-song medley:

  1. Want to Want Me, Jason Derulo
  2. Defying Gravity, Idina Menzel
  3. How You Get the Girl, Taylor Swift
  4. In the Middle of the Night, Billy Joel
  5. That Girl, Justin Timberlake
  6. Hakuna Matata, the Lion King
  7. Same Love, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert
  8. Wavin' Flag, K'naan
  9. Live Like You Were Dying, Tim McGraw
  10. Kung Fu Fighting, Carl Douglas
  11. Be Our Guest, Beauty and the Beast
  12. I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
  13. Club Can't Handle Me, Flo Rida
  14. Lay It All On Me, Rudimental ft. Ed Sheeran
  15. People Are Crazy, Billy Currington
  16. While You See a Chance, Steve Winwood
  17. Baby It's Cold Outside, lots of people
  18. You Can't Stop the Beat, Hairspray
  19. Happy, Pharrell Williams
  20. Let It Go, Idina Menzel
  21. It's a Great Day to be Alive, Travis Tritt
  22. You Raise Me Up, Josh Groban
  23. When You Believe, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey
  24. I Like to Move It, Madagascar
  25. You Sexy Thing, Hot Chocolate
  26. Things That Stop You Dreaming, Passenger
  27. Fall, Dustin Hatzenbuhler
  28. (Bonus!) Believe, Josh Groban




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