40 things before 40

I’ve had this idea of 40 before 40 on my mind since I turned 36 in November. Mostly  because it was 4 years until 4. I started a list, but have only been able to come up with about 20 things. I want them to be tangible / achievable things.  This is what I have so far – and they are in no particular order.

  1. Walk a 5k
  2. Stay at a hotel / Air B&B downtown Nashville
  3. Loose 40 pounds [weigh 215 or less]
  4. Have a will prepared
  5. Get “The Gambler Lyrics” tattooed … only after 40+ pounds are lost!
  6. Have $1000 saved in an emergency fund
  7. Pay off all debt [except a mortgage if that happens]
  8. Go on a vacation just to relax
  9. Buy Christmas gifts / toys for a family in need
  10. Road trip with no plans / nowhere to go
  11. Promote to SuperStar Consultant with Scentsy
  12. Trip to the condo [or any beach] with Shawn + Teaspoon
  13. Serve a meal on a holiday to those in need
  14. Get a passport
  15. Attend a book signing / event
  16. Watch the Red Sox in Person  [at Fenway is just a bonus!]
  17. Pay for a stranger’s meal
  18. Visit the Scentsy Home Office in Meridian, Idaho
  19. Get a life insurance policy outside of work
  20. Buy a townhouse
  21. Volunteer / work for a candidate for the 2020 Presidential election
  22. Fall in love
  23. Buy a new mattress
  24. Update resume + retake typing test for the U
  25. Be kissed at midnight ringing in the new year
  26. Write a letter / email to my biological mother
  27. Have my teeth professionally whitened
  28. Host a holiday meal / get together
  29. Write letters of thanks to important teachers + mentors
  30. Get a facial + learn how to properly care for my skin
  31. Write a letter to Treyden
  32. Write a letter to Amzie
  33. Make a list of all the states I’ve been to
  34. Donate blood on a regular basis [or plasma if allowed with my seizure meds]
  35. Schedule a dermatology appointment for a baseline check
  36. Get my adoption certificate
  37. Start journaling / blogging + do so on a regular basis [a least once a week]
  38. Host a family meal
  39. Get a baseline mammogram
  40. Buy a MacBook


So far, I’ve only crossed off two of these things, and haven’t even come up with all 40 items yet! A few of them seem like a bit of a far reach…

Edit: 3.4.20 – I am crossing off the ones I have done so far. I wish I would have put a date next to them. I’ve got four things left to come up with  but … a work in progress!

Edit: 6.26.20 – I have 40 things accounted for; now to tackle crossing them off.


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