Inspired by all the new things I tried out while working toward my 30 before 30 list (which I started working on a few months before my 29th birthday), I’m working on a more ambitious 40 before 40 list.  After all, I’ve got 8 whole years to accomplish it!  With all the things that can change in a decade (who knows if this blog will even be around by then?), constructing the list itself will be a work in progress.  But here we go, for starting out:

  1. Work hard for my clients and my firm and be named member.
  2. Go for a Hot Air Balloon Ride
  3. Attend a film festival bigger than the 3RFF
  4. Do the Rachel Carson half challenge
  5. Be admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the US
  6. Hike up to Machu Picchu, hopefully on a trip with Mountain Lodges of Peru
  7. Take a trip to Asheville, NC
  8. Dine at The French Laundry
  9. Wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma
  10. Drive the Ring Road in Iceland
  11. Get myself some gorgeous red cowboy boots
  12. Go to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
  13. Mark off 100 wines on the Bacchus Bunch list from Palate Partners
  14. Read Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  15. Have a session in a sensory deprivation tank
  16. Take that trip to Montreal with Sandy that we’ve been talking about for like 10 years.
  17. Write a book. Very likely nonfiction/career related.
  18. Do a 365 Photos project.
  19. Try stand-up-paddleboarding.
  20. Do a Disney half marathon
  21. Read Roald Dahl with Rachel
  22. Make a book documenting our favorite family traditions.
  23. Coach for Girls on the Run
  24. Go on a girls weekend with friends (I’m looking at you, Bedford Springs)
  25. Throw a fancy dinner party at our house
  26. Run the Napa to Sonoma half marathon
  27. Run the Avenue of the Giants Half marathon
  28. Make Baby Beez’ picture-a-week photo books
  29. Make a Subversive Cross Stitch to and hang it in my office.
  30. Weekend trip to NYC with my husband, including a stop at Peter Luger’s and the High Line Park.
  31. Spend a weekend with my husband at Nemacolin.
  32. Catch up with the Game of Thrones books
  33. Go to a Saturday Night Live taping
  34. Throw a murder mystery dinner party
  35. Be vegan for 21 days.
  36. Bring in a personal stylist to give my closet an overhaul.
  37. 100 Medals.
  38. Do something new and unexpected
  39. Do something new and unexpected.
  40. Do something new and unexpected.

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