40 Things I Hope To Do Before I Turn 40

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on April 11, 2013

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!

do it now

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

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Andrew Bradley April 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Can I be part of number 35? http://www.raftwet.com/SFAmerican.html
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Heidi April 12, 2013 at 7:45 am

Ice-skate in Central Park at Christmas-time. That’s been on mine since I was 12. :)
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Joy April 12, 2013 at 8:25 am

Funny how someone you don’t even know has a lot of the same things on their “hope to do” list…:)
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RookieMom Heather April 12, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Love it, Christine. Best of luck to you. Looks like you could do a bunch of them at BlogHer this summer ;-)
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Christine - From Dates to Diapers April 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I most likely won’t make it to BlogHer this year, since we’re moving. :(


Jill April 14, 2013 at 4:23 pm

What a great list, it’s really made me think of all the things I am yet to do and I must make a list of my own. Must be a wonderful feeling when you do them and cross them off your list.
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Cheryl Pitt April 17, 2013 at 8:09 pm

I can help you with #40 — 2:1 is in Chicago next year ;-)
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Christine - From Dates to Diapers April 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Oh yay!! I’ll email you to see how I can be involved! ;)


Melissa Chapman April 17, 2013 at 8:37 pm

I LOVE this list!! I’ll be turning 40 in August so I’m just going to try and do as many of these as I can before then! Feeling so inspired!!
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Ida April 18, 2013 at 9:26 am

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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Kristin April 18, 2013 at 11:05 am

Napa is definitely on my list too!


Christine - From Dates to Diapers April 18, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Napa is beautiful!! I need to soak it up as much as I can before we move. :)


Amy from Resourceful Mommy April 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I love that you took the time to create this list and I also love knowing that you’re going to go after these with gusto like everything you do. Enjoy!
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Christine - From Dates to Diapers April 18, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Thanks, Amy. :) I’m excited!!


Jane April 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm

That’s a really good list!
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