Thursday, October 26, 2017

40 Before I Turn 40

This week I celebrated my 39th birthday.  It was a great day!  The weather was awesome.  I got to spend time with my favorite people.  I got to just chill and relax for the day.  There might have been cheesecake too, which is my favorite.  This got me to thinking that there are several things I want to do before my birthday next year.  Yes I am one of those people that thinks ahead.  I set goals and I try to achieve them.  So all week I have been thinking about the things I want to do in the next year.  I thought I would put them here on my blog maybe to inspire you, but more so for accountability.  If I put it out there, then I better be working on it, right?  That's how my brain works anyway.  So here is my list of 40 things I want to do before I turn 40 in no particular order (they are only numbered so I know I have 40).
40 Before I Turn 40, A Glimpse of Normal Blog
  1. Become a runner.
  2. Go though all of our paper clutter and file it or get rid of it.
  3. Freshen up my sewing skills.
  4. Teach my daughter to sew.
  5. Remodel our kitchen
  6. Go through all the boxes in the basement.
  7. Learn new crafting techniques.
  8. Bake something at least once a week.
  9. Start a school portfolio for my son (the best of the best work).
  10. Start a school portfolio for my daughter.
  11. Lose 20 pounds.
  12. Finish decorating our house.
  13. Read more books.
  14. Watch less television.
  15. Create and stick to a cleaning schedule.
  16. Spend more time with friends.
  17. Blog more.
  18. Create more recipes.
  19. Organize my craft supplies.
  20. Save more money.
  21. Declutter, declutter, declutter.
  22. Plan out and landscape our flowerbeds.
  23. Stop procrastinating.
  24. Finish 2 cross stitch patterns.
  25. Design a crochet pattern.
  26. Put up more pictures.
  27. Run in a race.
  28. Enter projects in a fair.
  29. Clean out all of our email accounts.
  30. Learn a new cake decorating skill.
  31. Do a family photo shoot.
  32. Learn to take better pictures.
  33. Go on more dates with my hubby.
  34. Expand my menu planning to include breakfast and lunch too.
  35. Top Secret Backyard Project.
  36. Start writing a book.
  37. Create master lists.
  38. Do something for me at least once a week - paint my nails, spend extra time crafting, etc.
  39. Try 40 of things I have pinned on Pinterest.
  40. Enjoy every moment.
Do you have a list of things you want to do before your next birthday?  What is on your list?


  1. sounds good to me and I know that you can achieve all that you have listed and much more!!! love you honey

  2. I am glad you enjoyed your birthday. This is a great list!


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