40 for the Forties


Today is my fortieth birthday. As I prepare for my next decade, here are forty things I’d like to accomplish in my forties.

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Me, forty years ago.

In no particular order:

  1. Become certified in First Aid and CPR
  2. Donate blood 6 times (the maximum) per year
  3. Visit Yellowstone National Park  and/or Grand Canyon with my family
  4. Travel to at least 5 states I’ve never been to before
  5. Attend games at least 5 MLB ballparks I’ve never been to before
  6. Visit two foreign countries I’ve never been to before
  7. Write a book (perhaps even try to get it published)
  8. Participate in Walk for Hunger  and/or Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon every year
  9. Audition (and hopefully perform) for the Revels again
  10. Enter (and hopefully win) USS Constitution turnaround lottery
  11. Ride in an open-cockpit biplane and/or a hot air balloon
  12. Take up birding
  13. Read a classic Russian novel
  14. Try singing with a barbershop quartet
  15. Participate in an atlas-based road rally
  16. Perform karaoke
  17. Take a martial arts class
  18. Paddle on the Charles River
  19. Play croquet in strange places
  20. Volunteer with Bikes Not Bombs and/or Boston Bicyclists Union
  21. Try rock climbing
  22. Visit the Great Dismal Swamp
  23. Write in my journal more regularly
  24. Climb to the highest points in each of the New England states and ccomplete hiking up all the 4000 footers in New England
  25. Serve in a ministry in our church community
  26. Walk inside the Mapparium
  27. Take the tour at the Sam Adams Brewery
  28. Become a patron of the arts by getting a subscription to a symphony, dance, or theatre series
  29. Through hike the AT
  30. See the reenactment on Lexington Green on Patriots Day
  31. Go to a drive-in movie for the first time
  32. Take kids to the  balloon parade in Stamford, CT
  33. Complete my Around the World for a Good Book project
  34. Build a new playhouse for the kids in the backyard
  35. Take a storytelling class and perform a story to a live audience
  36. Attend 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada
  37. Visit maritime Canada
  38. Play curling
  39. Visit Susan’s Michigan
  40. Get an SLR camera and learn how to take photos

If you have any suggestions for anything else I should try, let me know in the comments.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tanja on 19 November 2013 at 2:35 am

    I can help you with the rock-climbing; just come to Kastelruth again (we could do it in Innsbruck, too) :) Cheers, HB again and good luck for all your projects, Tanja

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