My plans for 40
Sunday, October 10, 2010
I am closing in on 40 and looking forward to it more than I can say. As I begin my last month in my “30s” I have not really stopped to reflect on what I have done in my life, rather I am focused on what I intend to do. I intend for my “40s” to be an AMAZING decade. This will be the time when I focus on living, really enjoying the world around me. My 40s will include:
I will be debt free and living within my means.
I will be healthy, in both mind and body.
I will travel for pleasure and explore the world I live in.
I will cherish all the moments of my days and be grateful for the world around me.
I will love.
In some ways I have been doing these things all along, or at the very least I have been working toward them. Now they will become my focus and my drive; my reason for being.
Bob asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday. He wanted to plan a party, but knew that it might not be right with my schedule and my own plans. We spent a bit of time talking about it and agreed it just does not fit with who I am at this stage in my life. I have decided that instead of a party, I want to celebrate with all of the people I love, one on one. I want to enjoy my family and friends in the manner that best reflects our relationship. Some activities I am considering are playing euchre, scrap booking all day, getting a massage, and going line dancing. I am sure there are many more, I am just starting to plan.
To that end, I am planning my 40th birthday celebration as a marathon and not a sprint. I think it will be 40 days of me enjoying the people and things I love. This will set the stage perfectly for the next 10 years. Will you join me? If so, how should we spend our time together?