I have had such a crazy year, and not only did I not come up with 40 things to do while I was 40, but I also didn’t come even close to accomplishing all of them.
I don’t feel like a failure, though. I did things this year that forced me to grow in ways I didn’t expect, and that I wouldn’t trade that for anything.
An incomplete list of 40 things I’d like to accomplish while I’m 40. The list will grow as the year goes on and I think of more things I want to get done.
- Walk 2018 miles
- Publish 40 things
- Return to the Night of Writing Dangerously
- Write 365 thank-you’s
A new tattoo
- Write a letter to everyone* every quarter
- Disney vacation
- Correct my posture
Daily meditation Maintain 3 gratitude journals
- Read 40 books**
- Clean and/or purge 40 areas of my house
40 days of no social media*** Create a functional budget
*everyone = everyone who usually receives a holiday letter; family, friends, etc.
** an even split of personal improvement and fiction
*** Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and WordPress – if I put the app in the “Social” folder on my phone, it’s going.