40 Things I Want To Do Before I’m 40
I celebrated my 34th birthday this week, so to honour the occasion I thought I would compile a list of the 40 things I would most like to do before I am 40.
This was actually quite a difficult task as I have already achieved many of the items on my Bucket List: I have seen the Northern Lights; I have flown in a helicopter; I have lived in a foreign country; I have taken a hot air balloon ride; I have visited the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall, and Machu Picchu; I have slept in the Amazon Jungle, and cruised in the Caribbean—in short, I have been very, very lucky.
But, if I am going to turn 40 in the next 6 years, then I am going to do it in style. To be honest, I would be extremely happy if I manage to do even 5 of the things on my list; but it doesn’t hurt to be ambitious, does it?
How many do you think I will manage?
#1 Watch orcas in the wild
#2 Visit every European country
#4 Take my parents to see the Northern Lights
#5 Camp under the stars
#6 Speak to my boyfriend’s friends/family in Swedish
#7 Get paid for writing a freelance travel article
#8 Achieve my target weight
#9 Own an item of jewellery with a diamond
#10 Visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
#11 Wear a red dress
#12 Swim under a waterfall
#13 Ride a chicken bus in Central America
#14 Dance in the rain
#15 Throw a travel-themed party
#16 Fly First Class
#17 Stay in Graham Greene’s room at the Continental Hotel, Saigon
#18 See a Broadway show
#19 Visit Laos
#20 Own a pair of designer shoes
#21 Take a photography course
#22 Visit an active volcano
#23 Go on a spa retreat
#24 Dance all night long
#25 Grow my nails and paint them
#26 Read the last ten winners of the Booker prize
#27 Cut in a fringe (bangs)
#28 Take the Trans-Siberian express
#29 Spend Christmas in India
#30 Do yoga on the beach
#31 Take regular gym classes
#32 Wear a bikini with pride
#33 Visit Rio de Janeiro
#34 Get (another) tattoo
#35 Read a novel in another language
#36 Take a literary tour of the UK
#37 Send a postcard from Tibet
Go on a Road Trip
Drive into the Scottish Highlands
#40 Throw a huge 40th birthday party to celebrate achieving my goals!
Do you have a list? What is on your list? How many have you crossed off?