Tuesday, February 17, 2015

40 before 40 (Parks and Rec visual aides edition)

    So I've seen several of these posts on various blogs, sometimes there "40 before 40" or "30 before 30". Regardless of the number, think of these lists as a pseudo bucket list but with a harder deadline. Since I've already passed 30, my next major milestone birthday will be when I turn 40 (considering I turn 32 literally tomorrow). Sure I could aim for 35, but considering that's 3 years away, I'm being practical and giving myself a bit more time. 

   Will I cross all of these off, maybe not, even with 8 years to go. However I certainly want to see how many I do accomplish by the time I turn 40. The fact that I have a couple already done certainly helps. Obviously I'll be posting periodically to check in on my progress, plus posting about the specific event as well. I don't mind getting older, what I do mind is getting older and letting the world pass me by. There's just too much fun to be had!

Tom Haverford swagger Parks and Rec gif

 1)      Become debt free

 2)      Travel to England and France: Working on the plans
 3)      Participate in my first official RunDisney event DONE
 4)      Become a homeowner
 5)      Adopt at least one cat
 6)      Get more tattoos
 7)    Learn to drive a stick shift
 8)      Sail to Alaska
 9)      Visit Disneyland and California Adventure
 10)   See a show on Broadway
 11)   Run the Walt Disney World half marathon

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 12)   Become DVC owners
 13)   Go kayaking
 14)   Get SCUBA certified
 15)   Learn a foreign language
 16)   Take tap dancing lessons
 17)   Get professional massage
 18)   Visit a (non-Disney) castle
 19)   Go horseback riding
 20)   Learn to play chess
 21)   Attend a TED/TED X Talk
 22)   See a Cirque de Soleil show
 23)   Ride a Segway
 24)   Attend a music festival

Ben Wyatt music Parks and Rec gif

 25)   Run a (non-Disney) half marathon
 26)   Sail the Panama Canal
 27)   Go skiing
 28)   Renew my wedding vows
 29)   Launch a podcast DONE
 30)   Take a road trip around Michigan
 31)   Attend either San Diego or New York Comic Con
 32)   Sail on all the of Disney cruise ships at least once: Halfway there!
 33)   Meet Shaun, Keith and Glenn from Traveling theVortex
 34)   Earn my first check from Google
 35)   Gain full-time employment in my field

April Ludgate work Parks and Rec gif

 36)   Visit Disneyland Paris
 37)   Meet my fellow Five(ish) Fangirls
 38)   Attend Gallifrey One
 39)   Walk a red carpet

Tom Haverford red carpet shoes Parks and Rec gif

 40)   Visit an active TV or movie set


  1. If you ever come to New York, you better make plans to see me!

  2. Of course! New York is just a little harder to visit, so it may take some time. Although if I do get to attend NY Comic Con someday, then it's a given!

  3. Number 9! Number 9! Number 9.....(bonus points since it's both Disney related AND how the number is a Beatles reference!). It's too bad Comic Con is in July and Gallifrey One is in January. Otherwise you could knock that out and Disney on the same trip.

    1. I know! Gallifrey One is certainly high on my list of priorities, it sounds like so much fun! We'd certainly try and make it a two-fer and go to Disneyland in the same trip. We'll see!