Next year, I turn 40 and in celebration of that milestone, I am copying a friend’s idea to come up with 40 things that I want to accomplish before then. Obviously, they need to be a mix of ambitious and doable. Here’s the beginning of my list. Your suggestions?

  1. Finish my book. (More about this in another blog post to come).
  2. Hike to a waterfall.
  3. Read two unread books from the 100 best Novels list.
  4. Run a 5K.
  5. Buy a plane ticket to Europe. (Trip may occur later).
  6. Take Hugh to the zoo.
  7. Finish wedding album and scrapbook.
  8. Volunteer with kids.
  9. Take a yoga class.
  10. Make short ribs on the grill.