40 Before 40

I am not sure how it happened so fast. It has been a month since I turned 39. In less than a year, I will be FORTY. And not even far enough in life.

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Honestly speaking, I could not be more excited. It cannot be avoided. That is life.

Life begins at 40, they say.

But before I turn that age, I want to accomplish things that I felt I should have done in my twenties. I want to complete at least a handful of these before I reach it.

I have been meaning to write this list for a while now, but I always got distracted. But I am determined to make it happen. I know it is going to be exciting.

40 things in less than a year is a lot, but I will try my best ticking most before I am 40 or even 50. This is all about having fun chasing dreams.

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Here are my 40 goals before I turn 40.

  1. Travel somewhere SOLO. I have wanted to travel alone, but I lack the bravery to do it. I am scared and excited by it at the same time.
  2. Book a photoshoot session.
  3. Take a road trip. I started driving this year. I am just waiting for the right time drive away.
  4. Celebrate New Year in a different province.
  5. Do a five-kilometer run. I have never attempted a marathon.
  6. Get in shape. Reduce my weight to 65kg and wear a bikini.
  7. Develop an exercise routine.
  8. Enjoy a spa day every now and then.
  9. Launch a YouTube Channel. Thinking of a niche. Maybe road trips? Let’s see about that.
  10. Try a short haircut. But not any short-er than previous year.
  11. Give my hair a lighter hue. My hair has never been colored in lighter shade. I always stay in the safe zone.
  12. Get rid of credit card debt. I have yet to pay off my credit card debt. Before I turn forty, hopefully.
  13. Have savings and also insurance. Money is very tight nowadays. I need to have a side hustle.
  14. Complete a 30 to 120-day “No Spend” challenge. No Shopee/Lazada and no FoodPanda, please!
  15. Build a capsule wardrobe. Find a style that works for me.
  16. Plan my 40th birthday with family.
  17. Buy/Get myself an amazing 40th birthday present.
  18. Write in my blog every single day.
  19. Ride a motorcycle. I recently learned to ride a motorcycle. I am glad I did. I am planning on having one. Let us see what the future will hold.
  20. Become a morning person. This is something I need to work on for the rest of my life because I am a night owl.

Continue reading, we are only half way there.

  1. Decorate/paint my rented apartment. I moved in my unit in October 2019. I never had a chance to paint the unit when I moved in. I am thinking of bluish gray.
  2. Explore the city I live in. I have been living in Pasig for almost 5 years. I never go out unless I go to work or run an errand.
  3. Keep my face free of acne.
  4. Renew passport.
  5. Visit my nephew in North Carolina and stay there for a month or two.
  6. See the Northern Light.
  7. Move to another place.
  8. Learn coding.
  9. Prioritize my hobbies. You know how much I love v/blogging and journaling.
  10. Learn Japanese.
  11. Take a swim class. See: {Why} I Love the Beach Even If I Can’t Swim
  12. Take another college course.
  13. Explore new career path.
  14. Take board the exam.
  15. Get promoted to a Supervisor position.

Making a list is very challenging. I have 35 now, and I have 5 more to go. I have many things on my mind that are just not practical. Here are some.

  1. Get hitched.
  2. Have baby.
  3. Move to a condo unit.
  4. Manage a coffee shop.
  5. Buy a car.

So that is my 40 before 40 list. What is on you 40 before 40 list? Let me know.