Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fabulous Before Forty

Call it a TO-DO list, a Bucket list, whatever - the point is there is a certain place in life that I had always expected to be (and other expectations that have sneaked their way in through the years) by the time I hit my 40s.  Though I'm slowly making my way there, the thought suddenly hit me last night that I am less than five years away from that landmark age and there is still so much I had hoped to achieve.  Now keep in mind, this list that I've developed in my head is not an end-all-be-all, but rather a beginning to life lived as fully as it should be.

So without further ado, my 40 Before 40 (in no particular order other than the randomness with which it came into my head):

1 - Marry Momma B, whether or not it's legal
2 - Go parasailing
3 - Go on a cruise
4 - Reach and maintain my ideal weight
5 - Run my first 5K, 10K, and Half-Marathon
6 - Host Thanksgiving at our house
7 - Have a baby
8 - Own a house
9 - Learn to golf
10 - Learn to bake bread from scratch
11 - Go to New York City at Christmas
12 - Make a new friend
13 - Buy a sex toy
14 - Get custom fitted for a bra
15 - Earn my Master's degree
16 - Go on a long (multi-day) hike
17 - Go snowshoeing
18 - Dine at The French Laundry
19 - Be known for one signature dish
20 - Finally learn Spanish
21 - Finish the 50 Banned Books list
22 - Donate at least 12 pints of blood
23 - Become a volunteer doula
24 - Visit the land of my family history: Denmark
25 - Run the Bay to Breakers in San Francisco
26 - Bike the NorCal AIDS Cycle
27 - Get my back tattoo fixed
28 - Climb to the top of an indoor rock wall
29 - Learn to meditate
30 - Learn to sew really, really well
31 - Make knitting/crocheting part of my routine
32 - Stop sleeping so much
  • Note:  I like sleep.  No, I LOVE sleep.  Its very hard for me to get up in the mornings and I take naps any chance I get.  As much as I love sleep, I hate that I’m missing out on life.  I’d love to get to a point where I could get up easily in the morning, but it may be that having a kid will just magically fix this for me.  Or that could just be wishful thinking!
33 - Learn to make fresh pasta
34 - Attend a cake decorating class at The French Culinary Institute
35 - Go to Hawaii
36 - Complete the P90X series
37 - Visit all of the California Missions
38 - Have a three-month emergency fund
39 - Take Momma B on an adventure day complete with a picnic
40 - Wear a bikini.  In public.

Note:  To keep up with my goals, please follow my progess on my page Listomania.


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  2. Oh my gosh, you are ambitious, aren't you?!

  3. I say start with #13! ;) I've got a bucket list that expires next month. It was the 101 things in 1001 days--I got about half of them checked off. Your list is much more thoughtful--I may have to revise mine for the next round!

  4. My, my what a list. I really think there are some really cool one, kiddo.

  5. LOL Isa, I think you will be Momma B's favorite person if she reads this! That's exactly where she wants me to start too. ;)

    Well, eeny meany, I think it might be too, but it's worth a shot! lol ...

    Thanks, Mom! Love you.

  6. Your list is amazing and there are quite a few on there that I want as well, maybe we can work together!!


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