10. Sort Of Almost 40.

I’m going to be 40 soon.  I mean, not soon-soon, like next week or anything.  But soon enough.

Specifically, I will turn 40 in
– 1291 days; or
– 3 years, 6 months, 14 days; or
– 42 months, 14 days; or
– 922 weekdays; or
– 3.54 years.

After writing a post a few days ago about setting reasonable goals, I started to wonder how I could blow that completely out of proportion and turn a simple to do list into a completely stress-inducing endeavor.

And that’s how I came up with the idea of making one of those 40 By 40 lists.  You know what I’m talking about, a list of 40 things I’d like to accomplish by the time I turn 40.  As you can see, I have some time, but really not that much when I think about getting 40 things done. 

I have about a dozen or so things on it so far.  I want to make sure it’s a good list, filled with things that matter to me.  I want it to help me grow as a person and feed my spirit.

I am hoping to publish the list in the next couple days and then start working towards the goals.  I will check in with you all on them so you’ll know if I’m living up to the goals I set.  Some will be concrete and measurable and some that I have in mind won’t be so clear cut.  Some are going to be vague for now until I figure out exactly what they mean.

I’m excited about this project because it involves two of my favorite things:  making lists and stressing out about things on my lists.  OK, I don’t really enjoy stressing (though some people reading this would argue vehemently that I do!), but I do enjoy a good challenge.

I hope you’ll follow along with me on this little adventure!

14 Responses to “10. Sort Of Almost 40.”

  1. Dana says:

    I would do this with you, but I only have like 300 days until I turn 40. I think I will start working on a 50 by 50 list instead!

  2. I would do the same for 50 but I only have a little over a year. NO WAY am I going to put up a list I could never do. Can’t wait to see yours though!

    • I will say to you Stacie what I said to Dana above. Of course you can do it, just put things like “wash dishes” and “eat lunch” on the list.

      I’m aware that joke doesn’t get funnier the more I type it.

      Perhaps a 60 by 60?

  3. I love projects like this. Would love to read your list, once its finished!

  4. Ameena says:

    I am a list maker…and a list stresser. Love this idea!

  5. That’s a cool idea, I’m interested in seeing your list and cheering you on.

  6. I adore making lists and checking things off! A friend recently told me she exercises her brain by going to the grocery store with NO LIST and then trying to remember what all she needs, and I was genuinely horrified. . .to each her own, right? Looking forward to yours!

    • Oh my goodness! The last thing I need is more brain exercise. My brain is exhausted. If I went without a list, I’d buy none of the essential things we needed and probably just come home with cheese.

  7. Julia says:

    Making lists and stressing over them is one of my favorite things too! I mean, apparently, because I do it all the time. :)
    Good luck with you list! I am so impressed with people that do those challenges!

  8. Kristin says:

    Like the idea, but I’m three years past 40. Maybe I’ll do a 50 by 50 list.

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