Sunday, February 20, 2011

40 by 40

Inspired by travel_babbles and her 30 by 30 campaign - I'm going to create my own 40 by 40 list. I've got approximately 8 1/2 years to work on them - so better get started! This list may be tweaked a bit as we go... but here it is, in no particular order...

The List:

1. Stop smoking (again) - this time for good
2. Get Lasik eye surgery
3. Determine an appropriate healthy eating regime and stick to it (more on this later...)
4. Become a mother
5. Earn my Bachelor's Degree
6. Invest in a good camera
7. Exercise daily (heh... not totally committed to that one yet)
8. Visit at least one foreign country
9. Rip out the gross carpet in my house and put down bamboo floors
10. Get new bedroom furniture
11. Keep a journal
12. Visit every city and arena in the NHL, take many pictures & blog about it (may extend to the 50 before 50 list)
13. Paint my home office
14. Take a belly dancing class
15. Decide what I want to be when I grow up - but remember this: " A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night." - Marilyn Monroe
16. Spend more time outdoors
17. Read my "bucket list" of books
18. Find/Organize all my old photos
19. Learn to use the grill
20. Find a way to actually start enjoying cooking
21. Stop leaving my clean laundry in baskets around the house (this will include remodeling my closet and getting new bedroom furniture so that I have room for said clothes)
22. Remember my god-children's birthdays
23. Improve my organization skills
24. Go to Karaoke more often
25. Go to Hawaii
26. See Jimmy Buffet live in concert
27. Get over my fear of Algebra
28. Conquer my fear of committment
29. Learn how to make a really, REALLY good cup of coffee
30. Re-do my kitchen
31. Buy my Coyotes red washer and dryer
32. Get rid of my junk
33. Get back into horseback riding
34. Develop the perfect coconut oil lotion recipe
35. Write a children's book
36. Go back home for an extended visit
37. Start a savings account for my "Spend a year on the road with the Coyotes" plan
38. Discover the best dry scalp remedy
39. Start working on my Master's degree
40. Develop my 50 by 50 list

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
-Marilyn Monroe


  1. Umm, about number 1 on that list... do I need to come over and kick your ass?

    Also, cooking thing... we should do like dinner parties or not even anything that fancy. Like once a month get some people together and make a dinner. Its more fun when others are involved. :)

  2. Great list!

    Let me know when you figure out how to make that really good cup of coffee! :)

  3. @heel_aholic that is a great idea! I would definitely be more inclined to accomplish that goal if I had a support system!

    @Jessi will do ;)

  4. I love your list! I hope you keep us updated with cross offs!!! =)


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