Monday, August 8, 2016

40 BEFORE 40!

I turn 40 years old in February 2017. I saw a post from a blogger friend and some of her adventures before her 40th birthday. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? So here is my list of 40 things I want to do before I turn 40 years old.

40 BEFORE 40!

  1. Take the boys to the Grand Canyon.
  2. Go Camping. (I have never been, seriously.)
  3. Make a dance video.
  4. Sleep on a trampoline under the stars.
  5. Buy lunch for a stranger. 
  6. Give a second chance to a food I don't like.
  7. Go on the Alpine Pedaler with friends. (Possibly October 12, 2016)
  8. Buy coffee for the car behind me in the drive thru lane.
  9. Finally go to karaoke at a bar downtown.
  10. Try a new food.
  11. Take the boys on the Polar Express.
  12. Dress up and see a performance of The Nutcracker
  13. Take a trip via an Amtrak train. Hopefully to...
  14. Go to Chicago for my brother's wedding.
  15. Visit the Field Museum and take a picture with Sue.
  16. Go underground and see a Coal Mine.
  17. Look for Nemo and Dory at The Shedd Aquarium.
  18. Look at my favorite painting at The Art Institute of Chicago.
  19. Take the boys to see Wrigley Field.
  20. Take the boys to the 103rd Floor and show the boys the best skyline in the world.
  21. Step up to a leadership position in my community.
  22. Sing in public.
  23. Take a ride on the scenic chairlift at Snowbowl.
  24. Register for a 3K or 5K or a Color Run. Even if I have to walk to the finish line.
  25. Bungee Jump. 
  26. Do some target practice.
  27. Take a trip to Vegas. Say YES to everything.
  28. See a show on the strip.
  29. Do a photoshoot and be proud of the pictures.
  30. See a Broadway Show.
  31. Attend a Disney event as a blogger.
  32. Have a spa day. Massage, pedicure, facial.
  33. Hire a housekeeper for occasional cleaning.
  34. Plan and be part of a Flashmob.
  35. Take a break from social media for 48 hours straight. Ok, maybe only 24.
  36. Geocaching. Figure it out and go do it.
  37. Make a save jar for a Disney cruise.
  38. Plan a Walt Disney World vacation for the boys and I in 2017.
  39. Host a dinner party. Like an adult thing with fancy napkins and extra silverware.
  40. Throw myself the BEST DAMN 40TH BIRTHDAY PARTY!