40 by 40

Today, I turn 39.  There is a lot of goodness that comes from aging.  I am not one to fear it or be embarrassed by my age.  But it does make me want to be intentional with my days.  Emily Lex inspired me to make a 40 by 40 list.  So in no particular order, here it is.

  1. Only buy clothes that are exceptional, long lasting and timeless/capsule wardrobe
  2. Sleep in real pjs every night—not T-shirts
  3. Read a book to understand the Enneagram
  4. Begin thinking about writing a book
  5. Take a trip for our 10th anniversary
  6. Read a book a month
  7. Be more intentional about quiet times
  8. Deepen friendships with church community
  9. Try a new fitness class—barre or orange theory?
  10. Move homes for more yard space
  11. Invest in a “third income” property of some sort
  12. Find a way to budget for an original piece of art
  13. Take more weekend naps
  14. Stop relying on benedryl to sleep
  15. Meal plan for a whole month
  16. Figure out how to not wash my hair for 3 days AND not have to use a ponytail on day 3
  17. Find a lip gloss I like
  18. Up my teeth flossing game
  19. Buy family stationary
  20. Reduce my grocery bill
  21. Find a red wine worthy of the designation “house red.”
  22. Figure out how to be a bourbon drinker
  23. Have at least one date a month with Scott
  24. Go downtown for dinner so as not to lose ALL knowledge of what is hip and cool
  25. Take rosemary to the new central library (she has been, I have not)
  26. Cut our refined sugar for a month
  27. Read every day to Rosemary even when she says, “no no.”
  28. Only make amazon purchases once a week (add to the cart and wait to hit “buy”)
  29. Figure out work/life balance
  30. Clean out my home office to reduce the clutter
  31. Clean out my jewelry and make needed repairs
  32. Figure out how to keep citrus trees alive
  33. Create a system for printing photos
  34. Update displayed family pictures
  35. Frame Rosemary’s birth announcement
  36. Catch up on This Is Us
  37. Say “no” more often so I can say “yes” to the good stuff
  38. Eat dinner without the TV on
  39. Discover 5 new music artists
  40. Give more of my homemade bread away

Here’s to having 365 days to get this stuff DONE.


One response to “40 by 40

  1. Dorthy Courtney

    With out loosing myself, I want to be more like you! Great goals.

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