Forty things in my 40th year

See that list over on the sidebar entitled “40 in 40“? That’s the list of things I’m going to do in my 40th year, which begins on Monday May 10, 2010. I’ll be turning 39 and think that there is no better way to celebrate the impending Big 4-0 than to do a bunch of arbitrary things, some meaningful, others just plain silly. This isn’t a list of things I’ve never done before, but rather a list of things I want to do in the coming year.

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I credit my friend Libby with this idea – she developed a fantastic list for her 50th year and had a lot of fun finishing everything on it. I’ve swiped a few things from her list, added a bunch of my own, and asked friends for other ideas. What you see over there is my mostly-final list. Mostly-final, because I give myself the opportunity to swap out some of the things on the list with a few that I’ve got in reserve…

Hope you’ll join me for the coming year as I attempt to have some fun, learn a little about myself, and do a bit of good in the world.

8 thoughts to “Forty things in my 40th year”

  1. Nice selection of things to accomplish! I apparently agreed to go white water rafting again this summer while out …er… imbibing tonight. Went once, always meant to make it back onto the river so that’s making me happy.

  2. Hey,

    You can come to AK with me and we can watch a meteor shower and send some postcards. We can also go to Sleeping Lady Brewery/Snow Goose Restaurant.


  3. Most excellent list! Would I be hogging it if I said I want to help you on #2, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 25, 31, 32 and 39? Yeah, I think so too. Maybe 3 things?

  4. Megan,

    Great list! I decided to try to do 35 things in my 35th year starting last December and so far so good and lots of fun! Thanks for inspiring me. I hope you get through this list and many more things to hav eth ebest year of your life thus far!!!


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