Today is my birthday, and in honor of that I am going to post my 40 by 40 list. I have seen a few bloggers with lists of 30 by 30 and things like that so I decided to do one but mine is 40 by 40. It scares me that I am close enough to 40 to have this list! haha
40 By 40
*These are in no particular order, just things I would like to do or see by the time I am 40 (in 5 years!GAH!)
Get completely out of debt! We are well on our way, just finished paying off one credit card and another will be paid off around tax return time.
Get healthy and fit and maintain it!
Move to Mt Vernon IA
Visit every state in the Western US (CA, OR, WA, NV, UT, WY, MT, ID, CO) (we won’t count AZ since we live here!)
Build up a healthy savings account (meaning more than 6 months worth of living expenses)
Continue working on my family ancestry, go as far back as I can. Figure out exactly how I am related to a hockey legend!
Read all of the classics I should have read while in high school
Upgrade all of my camera gear
Open a small business that will generate enough income to buy a new car
Get family photos taken yearly (we haven’t had a professional family photo taken since Princess was 18 months old!)
Renew my wedding vows with Hubby ♥
Update our furniture. I want all brand new items that we have picked out – no more hand me downs.
Put Princess in ballet and a music class
Get the matching tattoo’s with hubby that we’ve been planning
Go on a couples only vacation with the hubby
Take Princess to her first ever concert (I’m thinking Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez or dare I say it, Bieber)
Take a cooking class
Go to a big blogging conference (Blogher, Blissdom…you get the idea)
Write a book.
Print and scrapbook important photos from the last 10 years that include wedding, pregnancy, childbirth, family life, vacations.
Train for and complete a marathon in 4 hours or less
Learn to dance (ballroom, salsa)
Learn to knit.
Plan, implement and reap the rewards of a successful garden!
Take a girls only trip with Princess
Take a family trip to Connecticut to show Princess and Hubby where I am originally from.
Take a cruise with the family
Get my teeth fixed
Finish getting all the piercings I want (industrial, nipples done…again)
Take a trip to New Orleans
Take a trip to New York City
Travel somewhere that I will need a passport to get there
Go to a Red Wings game in Joe Louis Arena
Take 2-3 small vacations a year
Provide a nice Christmas for a family in need
Donate $5000 to either American Cancer Society or Hospice of the Valley ( or $2500 a piece for each of them )
Help pay the bills so Hubby can go back to school for his medic
Get skin removal surgery after I lose the weight I need to lose
Go to Hawaii on vacation
Read 500 books by my 40th birthday!!
And there you have it! Now I will save this list so I can start marking things off and making all these things reality. Why don’t you make your own list and let’s help encourage each other to reach achieve our dreams!