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The New Year is almost upon us… so I thought it was high time I finally put this list ‘out there’! I’ve been working on it for a while, and it’s something I will no doubt refer back to over the coming years as I achieve/experience things on this list.

I have left the final 10 things blank because, well – how am I to know all of the things I want to achieve before I turn 40? Life changes, so I wanted to give myself a little leeway to add things over the next few years.

A lot of these are ‘big things’ – but there are also some important ‘little things’ on my list. Because while the big things are awesome, important and life-changing… the little things are the ones we live with every day.

And so, before I turn 40, I want to…

  1. See the Aurora Borealis
  2. See it snow (nope, I have still never seen snow fall)
  3. Get really fit, just once.  So I know I can do it
  4. Go blonde, just to see what it looks like on me (I’ve done every other ‘normal’ hair colour!)
  5. Go for a hot air balloon ride
  6. Do a yoga course
  7. Get a book published
  8. Spend one whole week taking care of Nick – i.e. he has a week off all chores (if he’ll let me!)
  9. Visit New York city. Preferably with my best friend
  10. Experience a full spa treatment
  11. Host a proper dinner party, where we all dress up
  12. Visit Paris again, for at least a week
  13. Spend a long weekend in Melbourne with Amanda, vintage shopping
  14. Spend one whole summer in Tasmania
  15. Meditate once a day for a whole month
  16. Build our own home!
  17. Grow at least 50% of our own food
  18. Turn over more than $100,000 in one year in my business
  19. Do Karaoke at least once
  20. Walk the Overland Track in Tasmania
  21. Sew a whole week’s worth of clothes for myself
  22. Simplify – get rid of all the junk I have accumulated – have a place for everything and everything in its place
  23. Visit Japan and see the cherry blossoms
  24. Ride a motorbike
  25. Go out dancing all night
  26. Learn to scuba dive
  27. Drive a race-car around a racetrack
  28. Write a hand-written letter to the people I love telling them why they’re awesome
  29. Become proficient in a martial art again (I almost got to black belt in Tae Kwon Do once upon a time)
  30. Go to a music festival
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I have just about 9 years and 4 months to achieve everything on my list… wish me luck!


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