I'm working through my list, and a friend asked me to share what exactly is on this list and update where I'm at. So here it is - go ahead and make your own! I try and include things that are simple things that I just don't always make time for (and should), as well as some stretch goals. So, take a peek and let me know what you think. And if you do the same, share your list with me. I'd love to see it!
40 Things to Do By the Day I’m 40
1. Take a dance class.
3. Write a complete book. DONE May 2012
5. Go to my first Bulls game ever.
6. Visit Nancy in Idaho.
8. Take the kids to a big show at the Rialto or Paramount (or somewhere like that)
10. Go back to New Orleans with friends.
11. Go on an anniversary trip with Jaime. Somewhere. Anywhere.
13. Go to my first Blackhawks game ever.
14. Learn how to make cake pops. (Attempted December 2013. Unsuccessful. Will try again, so I won't cross it off. Yet. Cake pops: 1, Allie: 0)
15. Take a picture at the top of the Sears tower on that scary glass lookout thingy. (DONE: in July 2013, thanks to the amazing Breakfast Club Mamas!)
17. Get Jaime’s artwork displayed at a gallery.
18. Tip a good waiter $50 on a $10 bill.
21. Fix something big in the house myself, with tools, without asking for help.
24. Decorate one room in the house so that it looks like a showhouse!
25. Go wine tasting with the girls in another state.
26. Start writing each kiddo a book about my best memories of them growing up.
27. Travel to 5 states. (so far: Wisconsin, August 2011, Kentucky and Tennessee, August 2012; Florida, September 2012)
28. Fly in a small plane.
29. Go to Italy or Ireland.
30. Get a song I’ve written sung in a public venue.
31. Take each kid to their first concert.
32. See every major museum in Chicago in one summer.
33. Take each kid on a ditch day from school and do something totally fun.
35. Be on television somehow (for something good, lol) (DONE! May 2014, extra on Chicago Fire AND showed up for a couple seconds on the show in the background. BAM.)
36. Go ice skating on State street
37. Take Alex and Pey on a rollercoaster (Half done. Alex rode one at Disney. I have a feeling Pey might be 40 herself before she goes on one).
38. Go to a Cub’s game in Milwaukee.
39. Own a Dodge Charger.
40. Organize all the bins sitting in storage.