Every five years I try to make some goals or challenges for myself. It’s NOT a bucket list. I just need some external motivation to do things I want to do sometimes, and find checking things off lists quite satisfying.

  1. Pay off credit card debt.
  2. Pay off college loans.
  3. Visit 40 countries (6 to go!)
  4. Visit 40 states
  5. Read 40 new books
  6. Go on 40 hikes
  7. 40 days with no tv/movies/netflix
  8. Send 40 postcards
  9. Lose the last of the weight to get to 40 lbs lost :)
  10. Get 400 likes on the Facebook page
  11. Get 400 followers on my Instagram page for this blog
  12. 40 dinner dates with 40 different people
  13. Visit China
  14. Visit Portugal
  15. Visit Mongolia
  16. Make hamburgers by hand on the BBQ
  17. Walk the Camino Santiago
  18. Run a 5 or 10K
  19. Host a holiday dinner party
  20. PUBLISH THE DAMN BOOK
  21. Take a yoga class
  22. Take a new kind of fitness or dance class
  23. Write 800 blogs
  24. Meet someone famous
  25. Complete a dry January (or month of choice)
  26. Blog every day for a month (again)
  27. Take the Brene Brown course
  28. ??? we need 12 more, folks!
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