Thursday, August 19, 2010

So, what's on the list?

So, I wanted to have a good solid list of 40 things I'd like to do before I turn 40.  But I've spent a lot of time thinking about it, and I have a few less than that.  It still feels right - because I'm open to ideas (send them my way!), or to a growing experience this year that challenges me to things I haven't thought of yet.

Nothing on my list is earth shattering - but again, this is about LIVING WITH INTENTION for 13 months.  Some items on the list are light, others are much more deep than they might appear.  So... drumroll please - here is my list "so far."  :)

13 x 40 - a list of things to do before my 40th Birthday!


2. Help people who really need it.

3. Have a massage.

4. Go on a *big* trip to a place I’ve never gone.

5. Take my kids out of town by myself.

6. Participate in a 5K/10K… and a 1/2 marathon.

7. Lose 10—15 lbs. Again.

8. Earn a bikini.

9. Do something that really scares me.

10. Go camping in our new tent.

11. Paint a canvas. Draw and frame a picture.

12. Enjoy what I eat.

13. Go to a few movies all by myself.

14. Listen to my children.

15. Date my husband.

16. Exercise for a total of 500 miles.

17. Forgive someone… and then move on.

18. Explore cooking. Then, throw a dinner party.

19. Do something incredibly romantic.

20. Get all my photo albums caught up.

21. Say YES. But only to what is right to say YES to…

22. Make a regular practice of prayer and meditation.

23. Stop using bad language.

24. Drive with full attention.

25. Spend time with people I love.

26. Read 50 books or more.

27. Get our finances in order with a set budget.

28. Complete my gratitude project.

29. Have a physical.

30. Face my fear of water.

31. Ride a roller coaster. (David Wilcox)

32. Ask for letters. Write some letters.

33. Be content.

34. Plan a big 40th celebration!

What else should I think about doing this year?  What are your thoughts about my list?

I've already started my journey - and I can't wait to share it with you!  Thanks for following me.


  1. Brandi, what a great journey you are on and I love your list. It's making me think of my own list.

  2. If one of them is to enjoy food-why not add (it's going to be on my list)-explore new restaurants. You can join me because I have a list of them!