When I Turn 40…
I turn 40 next year. There I said it. Not that difficult, just that I realised something that made me wanna turn back time. Let me explain.
I decided that in 2015, I will have a Bucket List with items that stretches me, get me off my comfort zone, and just stuff that are meaningful and contribute somewhat to society. I thought it would be quite nice to celebrate my 40th year. (Not bad ya?)
My birthday’s in June, and I thought, I would give myself the entire year to accomplish these tasks. And that was when I realised I’m ALREADY living my 40th year in 2014, when my birthday passed in June!! I started looking at little 1 year old parties, when we celebrate the child’s milestone of reaching his first year. And that means, the next day after the birthday, the child is in Day 1 of his 2nd year! Sigh… and that’s how I realised I may have just let HALF of my 40th year go by without doing any bucket list or earth shattering stuff!
I really felt like kicking myself. How could I have missed this? Am I the only one?
But of course, it’s time to get ready for the big Four O. I will do a review of my 40th year next June, and do a cheat one again in Dec 2015. So now, it’s putting together a bucket list. I’ve cash constrains (so no traveling round the world or flying to some exotic lands) and time constrains (there’s work, and I can’t leave for an extended period of time).
Any one with some bucket list ideas?
You reminded me of this list I wrote. It has been 3 years since and I’m barely half way there! So you are not alone. Time seems to pass twice as quickly after I hit 30 🙁
I’ll be 40 in a couple of years and there’s so many things I haven’t explored yet that I’d love too. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do them all soon.
Not sure of any ideas but I turned 40 last year, and I don’t think it’s so bad! I actually really enjoyed last year and so far this year (my 41st birthday) has been pretty good too. I think the older you get the more you put life in perspective and decide to live life for the moments and people that you love rather for things 🙂
wow, I have never looked at it that way. Well crap. I turn THIRTY this month on the 26th 🙁 Now I only have a week left.
Don’t let a number throw you off, live for today, we are never promised tomorrow!
I’m joining you in turning 40 this next year. Mine is in May.
For my bucket list, I have always wanted to jump out of a plane. I am dying to go skydiving.