Little Thing: 40 by 42

I started out with a list of 40 things I wanted to do before I turned 41.  Once I started doing the list, I realized that I would not be able to afford to do them all, so I added a year to it.  I’ve wanted to blog about them all, but I got sidetracked by life, so I’m going to just post an update to the list and hope that I’ll be able to blog more often about it.  There are other little things I want to regularly blog about, too, such as movie/book/restaurant reviews, my journey into painlessness (more about that later), my students…all the little things in my life.  So here’s my 40×42 list:

  1. Go to New York (May 14-17, 2015)
  2. Go indoor sky diving
  3. Share my faith with 40 people (I’m at 15)
  4. Do three 5Ks
  5. Finish my “Girls’ Guide to Guy Things”
  6. Break bread with someone half my age and someone twice my age
  7. Go to Harry Potter World
  8. Try 40 new restaurants (I’m at 30)
  9. Memorize 40 Bible verses I don’t already know (I’m at 7)
  10. Do 40 Random Acts of Kindness (I’m at 11)
  11. Take a class in something out of my comfort zone
  12. Get my CHL
  13. Road trip to visit a friend I haven’t seen in 5+ years
  14. Learn to play a new song on my guitar OR learn to play the ukulele
  15. AMTRAK to someplace I’ve never been
  16. Lose 15 pounds (I’m at 6)
  17. See an Aggie game in the new Kyle Field
  18. Go to one of each: Mavs game, Rangers game (June 13, 2015), Stars game, Cowboys game
  19. See these in concert:  Jonny Lang (May 9, 2015), Harry Connick, Jr. (July 25, 2015), Aerosmith or other 80’s favorite
  20. Meet and have a conversation with a celebrity
  21. Find three local band concerts
  22. Cook a meal entirely of food I’ve never had before
  23. Write an adoption story collection called “Gotcha Day”
  24. Restart my blog and article writing (Here we go!!)
  25. Ride an elephant
  26. Write 40 encouraging notes/letters to people other than students (I’m at 1)
  27. Paint a picture
  28. Give up social media for one week
  29. Pay a stranger’s restaurant bill
  30. Go geocaching
  31. Get a new bed (March 11, 2016)
  32. Go to three museums (9/11 Memorial Museum on 5/26/15, )
  33. Get a cute pedicure in different color combinations every month
  34. Go fishing four times
  35. Visit Stevie Ray Vaughn’s Memorial in Austin
  36. Get out of debt besides house and car
  37. Helicopter ride over DFW
  38. Get LASIK surgery (March 10, 2016)
  39. Think about and possibly get a dog
  40. Is a secret


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