52 Lists Project Catch Up | May & June

It’s been about four months since I posted my last 52 lists project list. I’ve been so busy that I didn’t find much quiet time to sit and fill out my lists. The past week and a half I’ve been playing catch up. I don’t want to cram all four months of lists into one post so we’re going to do two months at a time – These are my lists from May & June

The 52 Lists Project Spring


List #17: List the difficult moments in your past that have shaped you for the better

Hmmm… well I don’t want to get too oddly specific and personal here on my blog but here’s a few:

  • Moving out into my own place at 19
  • Giving up on toxic friendships
  • Preparing for my Jazz Guitar Performance Diploma jury


Motivation / Freedom

List #18: List the things that motivate you

  • Music
  • Budgetting
  • Reading Books
  • Coffee
  • Friends/Family
  • Whimsy ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Blog Stats
  • Wearing Blazers

Take Action: Practice turning one of your motivators into a daily habit that will push you to take action and make your accomplishments happen.

List #19: List the people you most want to be like

This one was also tough. I don’t often meet or hear about a person and think “Yeah, that’s who I want to be like”. My favourite people are in books so I went with badass fictional females that I love.

  • Hermione Granger – You know, I wouldn’t mind being like Emma Watson Either. She’s an inspiration.
  • Arya Stark
  • Wonder Woman

Take Action: The world is filled with noteworthy people to look up to. Which person do you most want to emulate in your life? Ummm, well probably Hermione. Because Magic.

I Came, I Saw, I Conquered - Colca Canyon

List #20: List the things that make your spirit feel free

  • Summer Picnics
  • Vacations/travel
  • Fall Pumpkin Spice Lattes
  • Days off without plans
  • The Ocean
  • Relaxing Music
  • Climbing a mountain like when we hiked Rainbow Mountain and did the two day Colca Canyon Trek in Peru.
  • Hearing animal conservation success stories. Recently the Tiger population grew for the first time in over 100 years or something crazy like that. It lifts my soul.
  • Rock Concerts

Take Action: Take one of your easiest freedom-enhancing activities into a weekly routine. You deserve a little magic and lightness this year

Sewing Needle & Thread


List #21: List the things you want to make

  • I want to learn to do home renovations
  • I’d like to learn to sew/fix my own clothes
  • Music – I want to release an album one day. I should get on that…
  • A successful blog & YouTube Channel
  • Macarons
  • Banana Cream Pie
  • Latte Art
  • Recreate something my Nikkie Tutorials

Take Action: Start one new project this week and set a date to complete it

Rainbow Mountain Peru Poncho

List #22: List your favourite places you have been

  • Canada
  • Seattle
  • Redstreak Campground near Radium BC
  • Cusco Peru
  • Rainbow Mountain Peru
  • Horseshoe Canyon – Rocky Mountains
  • Victoria BC
  • San Diego
  • Kaanapali Beach Maui
  • Sylvan Lake AB

Take Action: What made these places so wonderful? Are there places in your community that could transport you the same way? Schedule an outing this week that mirrors a favourite place or experience.

Laugh Neon Sign

List #23: List the things that make you laugh

  • When my cats are being silly
  • Stand up Comedy – John Mulaney is one of my favourites
  • Brooklyn 99
  • My Husband
  • Terry Pratchet Books
  • Family

Take Action: This week fill your days with actions that cause you to laugh more

List #24: List your Quirks

  • I hate it when people use improper punctiation
  • I love my cats more than most people
  • I’m a neat freak
  • I’m awkward and shy IRL


52 Lists Project Contents


Sort of. I’m still two months behind, but I’m glad I took the time to finally write out some lists! I want to finish this entire book this year, so hopefully I can do it in a timely manner. I’ll have one more 52 lists project catch up post and then I will be caught up until the Fall. Do you guys have the 52 Lists Project? Happy list writing!



  1. August 29, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    This was so much fun to read, Cleia! ๐Ÿ’“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a post like this before from anyone else, so cool! I remember you talking about making a rock album one day. Have you ever considered doing rock covers on your YouTube channel or making a separate channel for that? I think that’d be so cool ๐Ÿ™‚

    I want to learn how to sew as well. My boyfriend knows how to sew a little bit and sews my clothes for me!! lol! One of my friends showed me how to knit but I’m a little rusty.

    Emma Watson is such a talented actress and she has a great sense of style! x

    • AlwaysCleia
      September 2, 2018 / 1:26 am

      I’m glad! These lists are a nice breath of fresh air from posting the same type of posts all the time, it’s nice to change it up ๐Ÿ™‚

      Maybe, I hadn’t really thought about that! I haven’t been playing my guitar much these past few years since finishing school, right now the plan is to start getting back into it again. I miss music!

      Awww that’s so sweet of him! I wish my husband knew how to fix my clothes haha
      I have such a hard time with knitting because it’s so repetitive, I find myself unable to put my knitting down. I’m like okay, one more row. Just one more row!

      I adore Emma Watson, she’s so genuine! Thanks for reading!

  2. August 28, 2018 / 6:21 am

    I want to learn to do home renovations too, it’d be so handy! I don’t have this book but I’ll be definitely checking this out, such a great post x


  3. August 28, 2018 / 12:25 am

    Cool post! For some reason I didn’t know you had a husband (I’m sorry) but I’m glad he makes you laugh ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d like to make an album one day too, I think it would be fun. What kind of music/style do you want to make? Looking forward to the next one of these posts x

    • AlwaysCleia
      August 28, 2018 / 1:06 am

      Lol don’t be sorry! I don’t mention him in every post so I wouldn’t expect everyone who reads my blog to know that I’m married. It will be our 5th anniversary in April ๐Ÿ™‚
      That’s awesome! Do you sing/play an instrument? What style would yours be?
      I’d love to make a rock album =D Rock and roll has my heart haha

      • August 28, 2018 / 1:16 am

        Thatโ€™s so cool! If you donโ€™t mind me asking how long have you been together?

        I donโ€™t play an instrument but at school I did a bit of guitar but donโ€™t remember any of it. Iโ€™d love to do a pop album, itโ€™s my favourite genre to listen to!

        • AlwaysCleia
          August 30, 2018 / 6:25 pm

          We’ve been married for almost 5 and together for 8 ๐Ÿ™‚
          That would be so cool! I hope you’re able to make that dream come true one day

          • August 30, 2018 / 6:32 pm

            That’s so sweet! It would be an awesome dream to have come true and I hope you get to make your album too ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Makeup by Erin
    August 27, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    I feel you on Hermione. I wish I could be her, she’s such a boss babe!

    • AlwaysCleia
      August 28, 2018 / 1:09 am

      I would settle for being Ginny if I could live in a world where I wasn’t a muggle!

  5. August 27, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    I absolutely love the idea of this book! I think I’ll try and order it – because it seems like such a good way to ‘sort yourself out’ and to smile, motivate and inspirer yourself <3 Lovely post! xx

    • AlwaysCleia
      August 28, 2018 / 1:11 am

      There’s another version called 52 lists for Happiness, I think that will be next years project for me! I’m glad you love the idea of this book too! It’s nice to just sit and reflect sometimes. Thanks for reading xx

  6. August 27, 2018 / 11:28 am

    this is so cool! love that wearing blazers motivates you, thereโ€™s definitely something about a good blazer ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

    • AlwaysCleia
      August 28, 2018 / 1:13 am

      haha it’s true, I feel accomplished and fancy/professional when I wear one!

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