Turning 40 – A Monthly Update
I turn 40 this year. According to social norms, this is supposed to be a huge milestone. I mean, just google “Turning 40” and you get a whole lot of related posts. There are images, cartoons, catchphrases and standard jokes about it. (sorry, I don’t see why the punchline only works for 40 yr olds???)
I mentioned previously about how I feel about turning 40. Since then, I’ve had conversations with fellow 40-ers, pre 40-ers and post 40-ers. I came up with an initial bucket list for the year. Since this is a work in progress, I will update the list monthly and use this blog to be accountable!
And here’s my list thus far:
1. Go on a full 40 days of prayer & fasting I’ve always wanted to do this, but kept putting it off, or simply made excuses for it. More on this later, when it is done!
2. Go for FOUR 10KM runs Since I don’t intend to go for a full marathon (that’s 42 km), 4×10 would be quite good considering my non-athlete self
3. Sign up for a complete Belly Dancing Course Why Belly Dancing, I don’t know. But I wanna try out something totally un-me, and I figured at 40 yr old, I better have enough self confidence and assurance to try out something like this and not be afraid of being laughed at.
4. Try out 40 recipes that I’ve never done before This means no Chocolate Cake, no spaghetti, no Cheesecake, no roast chicken etc etc… you get the idea. 40 totally never-done-before dishes
So this is my list as of Jan 2015. Join me if you like, (esp if you are turning 40 too!) I’m going to do stuff that just challenge my confidence, my values, my discipline and a bit of my time. Definitely won’t be going for those travel round the world, feed a dolphin or bungee jump type.
If you have a bucket list for 2015 (even if you are NOT turning 40), please tell me about it! I would love to hear about it, and would be so encouraged by it! For those turning 40, you can add this at the end of your post:
We are keeping this 2015 Bucket List linky open for the entire year! Join me to celebrate!
I’m going to be 40 this year too. I don’t have any big goals. But you’ve inspired me to try and come up with something.
What a great list of things to do! I turn 42 this year… 40 is not so bad. Dare I say this had been some of the best couple of years ever in my life 🙂
I thought that turning 40 was one of the best things ever – – I finally reached a point where I was completely confident in who I was, and I held zero concerns for what people thought. Absolutely liberating!
You look great for almost 40! Wishing you a wonderful year and much success on your goals!
It’s the perfect year to shake things up a bit and try some new things. Good luck, my friend!
I just turned 30 last week and that was big for me. I can imagine I will probably freak out when I turn 40. Honestly, it scares me :/ Gonna happen but I’m scared.
While I just surpassed the 30 mark (not rubbing salt in the wound) I get the feelings of reaching a year milestone. Love your list!! Go for it!
I’ll be turning 40 next year and there’s still so much I want to do and explore.
I love your list and hope that you’ll update us to see how it’s going! Happy birthday!
Bungee jump and sky-diving sound like something I can consider adding to my list 😉
I have a list too but haven’t had time to finish it! Will link up when I do 🙂
And 40 days of fasting? Power la!
what a great list! I turn 42 this year. I sort of wish I would have done something like that when I was 40!