40 Things I Hope To Do Before I Turn 40

There are so many things I want to see and do in my lifetime. I’ve been writing these things down for years and just recently decided to make them in to an official Life List. Of this Life List there are a handful of things I hope to accomplish before I turn 40. I’m not getting any younger – that’s less than five years now!

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Listed in no particular order, here are the 40 things from my Life List that I hope to do, be, and see before I turn 40. Some of these things I have already done, but hope to do again.

  1. Go on a hot air balloon ride
  2. Volunteer at a food bank
  3. Go wine tasting through Napa
  4. Throw a party for an underprivileged child
  5. Interview a celebrity or author
  6. Dance in the rain
  7. Swim with dolphins
  8. Write a book
  9. (Re)learn how to play the piano
  10. Dye my hair pink
  11. Change someone’s mind
  12. Watch the sun set over the Grand Canyon
  13. Learn to knit –
  14. and knit a scarf for each of my sisters
  15. Pull taffy with my kids
  16. Ride a horse on the beach
  17. Leave a $100 tip
  18. Get a tattoo
  19. Publish a children’s book
  20. Go skinny dipping with my hubby
  21. Win a game of Chess
  22. Make and decorate a wedding cake
  23. Attend a movie premier
  24. Make a sandcastle on the shores of Bali
  25. Learn how to salsa dance
  26. Host a New Year’s ball
  27. Visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras
  28. Have “pinups” taken
  29. Start an old key collection
  30. Plant an herb garden
  31. Doorbell ditch for good
  32. Have a picnic in Central Park
  33. See a Broadway play
  34. Inspire someone
  35. Go white water rafting
  36. Start a food fight
  37. Make a dress
  38. Do something good for others
  39. Take cooking classes with Ray
  40. Go to Chicago and have a good time

“Be brave enough to live life creatively.” -Alan Alda


  1. says

    Awesome list. There are lots of things on that list that I would like to do as well, you have inspired me to create my own!!! Thanks!
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