40 Things to do before 40

Today is my (gulp) 39th birthday.  Sigh.  I can honestly say I never imagined I would be 39.  Ever.  I am already freakin’ out a little about finding my way on the long twirly slide splashing down into 40 pool.  I don’t want to be stressed about it.  I don’t want it to be a bad thing.  What I really want is to find a way to do what I do best – rush in headlong before I have time to even think about it.  I’ve come up with a list of 40 tasks to complete in the next year.  Cliche perhaps but why fix what is not broken.  

1.  Why not start with running? I’m going to do one 5K per month or a total of 12 5K’s in one year.  0/12
2.  Visit every kind of Dr. for a checkup.  My regular Dr. for a complete physical, my female Dr. for my female bits, my urologist for my colon, my eye Dr. for my eyes and my dentist.  Am I missing an important check?  0/5
3.  Become a mom.  0/1
4.  Get something other than my eyebrows waxed.  (legs, bikini area, underarms)  Which is the least painful? 0/1
5.  Make my t-shirt quilt.  0/1
6.  Take the intro to scuba class.  0/1
7.  Attend at least 3 meetings of the local Genealogy Association.  0/1
8.  Read the Wizard of Oz series.  I’m a Kansan and I have seen the movie a gazillion times but never read the series.  Did you know that even though Baum died in 1919 there was a new Oz book published every year until 1942?  0/14
9.  Completely setup my spare bedroom/office/sewing/workout room.  0/1
10.  Try to sea kayak.  0/1
11.  Get my blog all transferred to WordPress.  0/1
12.  Get a bicycle.  0/1
13.  Lose 60 pounds.  0/60
14.  Once a week call a relative or friend I haven’t talked to in awhile.  0/52
15.  Scan all the photos I have into the computer, sort them by family, label them, make copies and give as gifts to both the sides of the family for Christmas.  0/1
16.  Write a book.  0/1
17.  Attend a ballroom dancing class with hubby.  0/1
18.  Completely setup and decorate my nursery.  0/1
19.  Get my oldest trunk refinished.  0/1
20.  Finish 5 old art projects.  0/5
21.  Go on a hike one weekend a month.  0/12
22.  Volunteer to take an hour at adoration.  0/1
23.  Eat vegetarian a total of 6 months out of the 12.  0/6
24.  Create my vision board.  0/1
25.  Get my old desk refinished.  0/1
26.  Plant some garden like veg or herbs.  0/1
27.  Read and complete The Artist’s Way again.  0/1
28.  Pay off 3 more of our debts.  0/3
29.  Read My Year with Eleanor and use it as inspiration to pick 5 fears to conquer.  0/1 & 0/5
30.  Find a way to make money from home.  0/1
31.  Watch at least one movie a month on Netflix.  0/12
32.  Attend a cooking class.  0/1
33.  Once a week list the things I’m grateful for in my life.  0/52
34.  Join a social group at church.  0/1
35.  Go and actually get sized and fitted for the proper bra.  Buy matching bra and undies.  0/1
36.    File the paperwork to apply for the Daughters of the American Revolution.  0/1
37.  Spend a week vacation with hubby where I don’t plan a thing except getting up there because otherwise it will never happen.  0/1
38.  Visit a place significant to my family genealogically-wise.  (working mill in in SC, preserved cabin in NC, etc.)  0/1
39.  Publish as a guest blogger for another website.  0/1
40.  Make a list of all the tasks I plan to complete in my 40’s.  Looking forward to the next 10 years and all the life I plan to live.  0/1
What do you think?  What would you have on your list?

After my move to WP I will have this up and listed to the side so I can mark it off and you can follow my progress just in case you actually give a damn.  :-)  

20 thoughts on “40 Things to do before 40”

  1. Happy Birthday! Great list! There are a few things on there that I would be interested in doing as well. :)

    This is going to be a fantastic year for you. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

  2. 1. Girl, you are cuh-razy!

    4. Go for sugaring instead of waxing. Less painful. (insert sarcastic laugh here) While I've never had my legs waxed, I would say that the underarms in the least painful. But it still hurts quite a bit. Also, go for the eyebrow threading! You'll never wax there again. Promise.

    11. Piece of cake. ;p

    12. I just sold mine before we moved. It just sat in storage. Exercise is not my friend.

    23. Seriously, go get your head examined first. ;p

    30. Girl, we got plans for that!

    35. I've always wanted to do that.

    39. You can guest blog on my site, if you want. :)

    Happy Birthday, chickie!

  3. Good luck! That's a long list! I turned 40 last July and let me just say, 39 ain't nothing compared! LOL Oh well, the 40's are better they say. I'm thinking "they're" right! =)

  4. Happy Birthday!
    And I turned 50 last year (okay I'm closer to 51 now than 50), so you're really just a baby to me.
    Love your list! I have a short list of things I wanted to accomplish before I turned 51 (made them when I turned 50☺). Still go a lot of work to do.
    Good luck with yours! I know you can do it!!

  5. Happy Birthday, Junebug,

    That is a great list. Very ambitious. I will be eager to follow your progress. I am now in my 50's so 39 sound like heaven.

  6. Happy birthday, Junebug!! (And I'm hot on your heels to 39).

    I love the list. It's a good mix of things you "should" do and things that are good for your heart and mind. In terms of doctors, have you ever seen a dermatologist for a mole check? Especially now that you are in the sunny south? And as far as 35 – the professional bra fitting – it's an incredible experience. Most of us have our girls in the wrong type of boulder holder:)

  7. Happy Birthday! I hope it's a great one.

    This is a great list! I loved the genealogy society meetings. I'm a huge dork like that (and I mean that in a nice way) and hardly ever see anyone share the interest.

  8. Happy birthday Junebug and after reading your list your 40th will be here before you know it:)

  9. hope you had a fabulous birthday! i LOVE your list idea!

    2 things:
    #1- i gave you the overlord award on my blog. it's super fun and i'm sure you'll come up with some great rules!
    #2- you've been nominated for the humpday hero award by my readers. (maybe this can help with your goal to guest blog?) send me an email at storkdropzone at gmail dot com so we can coordinate your post.

    happy birthday!!!

  10. what a great over the hill list!
    i'm past the big 4-0, but i could use a motivational list like that.
    best wishes for fulfilling your 40 goals and happy 39th!

  11. Happy Birthday – that's quite a lengthy list, but a great way to spend the year before 40!

    My daughter was due on my 40th birthday (maybe yours will be due on yours!!)…fingers crossed :)

  12. That is such a great list…you are going to be busy, but I think it will totally be worth it.

    Happy belated birthday!

  13. Happy belated birthday!

    What a great list. My 40th was 2 years ago. For me it was rather uneventful. I had a list of 2 things that I wanted to make sure I had done before I turned 40 – lose weight and be a nonsmoker for good. I quit smoking shortly before my 39th birthday and by my 40th (and to this day) I remained a nonsmoker. I also lost a little weight, but still working towards my goal.

    I hope you accomplish everything on your list :)

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40 Things to do before 40

Today is my (gulp) 39th birthday.  Sigh.  I can honestly say I never imagined I would be 39.  Ever.  I am already freakin’ out a little about finding my way on the long twirly slide splashing down into 40 pool.  I don’t want to be stressed about it.  I don’t want it to be a bad thing.  What I really want is to find a way to do what I do best – rush in headlong before I have time to even think about it.  I’ve come up with a list of 40 tasks to complete in the next year.  Cliche perhaps but why fix what is not broken.

1.  Why not start with running? I’m going to do one 5K per month or a total of 12 5K’s in one year.  0/12
2.  Visit every kind of Dr. for a checkup.  My regular Dr. for a complete physical, my female Dr. for my female bits, my urologist for my colon, my eye Dr. for my eyes and my dentist.  Am I missing an important check?  0/5
3.  Become a mom.  0/1
4.  Get something other than my eyebrows waxed.  (legs, bikini area, underarms)  Which is the least painful? 0/1
5.  Make my t-shirt quilt.  0/1
6.  Take the intro to scuba class.  0/1
7.  Attend at least 3 meetings of the local Genealogy Association.  0/1
8.  Read the Wizard of Oz series.  I’m a Kansan and I have seen the movie a gazillion times but never read the series.  Did you know that even though Baum died in 1919 there was a new Oz book published every year until 1942?  0/14
9.  Completely setup my spare bedroom/office/sewing/workout room.  0/1
10.  Try to sea kayak.  0/1
11.  Get my blog all transferred to WordPress.  0/1
12.  Get a bicycle.  0/1
13.  Lose 60 pounds.  0/60
14.  Once a week call a relative or friend I haven’t talked to in awhile.  0/52
15.  Scan all the photos I have into the computer, sort them by family, label them, make copies and give as gifts to both the sides of the family for Christmas.  0/1
16.  Write a book.  0/1
17.  Attend a ballroom dancing class with hubby.  0/1
18.  Completely setup and decorate my nursery.  0/1
19.  Get my oldest trunk refinished.  0/1
20.  Finish 5 old art projects.  0/5
21.  Go on a hike one weekend a month.  0/12
22.  Volunteer to take an hour at adoration.  0/1
23.  Eat vegetarian a total of 6 months out of the 12.  0/6
24.  Create my vision board.  0/1
25.  Get my old desk refinished.  0/1
26.  Plant some garden like veg or herbs.  0/1
27.  Read and complete The Artist’s Way again.  0/1
28.  Pay off 3 more of our debts.  0/3
29.  Read My Year with Eleanor and use it as inspiration to pick 5 fears to conquer.  0/1 & 0/5
30.  Find a way to make money from home.  0/1
31.  Watch at least one movie a month on Netflix.  0/12
32.  Attend a cooking class.  0/1
33.  Once a week list the things I’m grateful for in my life.  0/52
34.  Join a social group at church.  0/1
35.  Go and actually get sized and fitted for the proper bra.  Buy matching bra and undies.  0/1
36.    File the paperwork to apply for the Daughters of the American Revolution.  0/1
37.  Spend a week vacation with hubby where I don’t plan a thing except getting up there because otherwise it will never happen.  0/1
38.  Visit a place significant to my family genealogically-wise.  (working mill in in SC, preserved cabin in NC, etc.)  0/1
39.  Publish as a guest blogger for another website.  0/1
40.  Make a list of all the tasks I plan to complete in my 40’s.  Looking forward to the next 10 years and all the life I plan to live.  0/1
What do you think?  What would you have on your list?

After my move to WP I will have this up and listed to the side so I can mark it off and you can follow my progress just in case you actually give a damn.  :-)