Forty Before Forty

A bucket list of sorts…although I hope that I will be kicking the bucket long…long…long after forty has come and gone. We all have things in life we want to do and so this is my list of forty things I’d like to do before I turn forty. Some of them have already been accomplished…some are in progress…some are yet to be done.

This should be fun – right?

My List: To Be Completed On/Before October 6, 2024

  • Get Married
  • Have at Least One Child
  • Buy/Build a Home
  • Visit London (Completed in December of 2015)
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  • Fly in an Airplane Piloted by my Little Sister
  • See at Least 45 of the 50 States (I’m currently at almost 40)
  • Finish Reading A Song of Ice and Fire series (George R.R. Martin; you better start writing!)
  • Eat in a Restaurant Alone
  • Go to a Baseball Game at Camden Yards (Completed on July 11, 2015 – the Nationals won!)
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  • Complete Writing a Hard Bound Copy of “my” Cook Book
  • See the Cherry Blossoms in DC (Completed in April of 2014 and April of 2015 pictured below!)
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  • Travel to Australia and New Zealand
  • Go to an NFL Game (completed on November 11, 2015…my Saints lost to the Redskins… *sigh*)
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  • Visit Scotland (the land of my ancestors)
  • Recreate a Portion of My Senior Trip with one of my Best Friends: Nickolee
  • See New England in the Fall
  • Have a Surprise Birthday Thrown for Me (Thanks guys! October of 2015!)
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  • Go on a Ghost Hunt
  • Visit Boston
  • Try Out Camping – I’ve Been Assured I’ll Like It…I Doubt That (Completed Labor Day Weeknd 2015…and it Was NOT My Thing!)
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  • See (or attempt to see) the Northern Lights
  • Travel to Africa
  • Spend the Night in a Castle
  • See the Grand Canyon (again – I was almost 2 the last time I was there)
  • Go on a Safari
  • Meet Someone Famous
  • Go to the MLB All Star Game (it’s in DC in 2018!)
  • Return to Vandenberg AFB to See Where I Was Born (Completed May of 2016)
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  • See the Taj Mahal
  • Visit Bletchley Park – Where Alan Turing Built the First “Computer” and Cracked the Enigma Code
  • See the Fireflies in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park
  • Host my Family for a Holiday (Thanksgiving and Christmas of 2012)
  • New York City at Christmas
  • Visit Filming Sites for Game of Thrones (Dubrovnik, Croatia among others…)
  • See the Wild Horses at Assateague Island
  • Have 50,000 Page Views on THIS Blog (I’m currently at…)
  • Write Something and Have It Published
  • Ride the London Eye
  • Have a Siberian Husky (or Alaskan Husky)
  • Hike to the Top of Signal Knob