Sunday, August 7, 2011

13 things to do by 40 update

Ok, So I am now 41...  but I have crossed a few more things off the list!

1.            Go through everything I own and purge myself of the things I either don't need or want anymore. Donate what is in good shape and could be useful to someone else – COMPLETE
2.            Run a 5k fun run event
3.            Hire a convertible for a summer weekend road trip
4.            Go to the opera - COMPLETE
5.            Pay off my personal loan
6.            Read 10 more books from the BBC’s top 100 – in progress
                                       i.    Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
                                      ii.    The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
                                     iii.    Dune - Frank Herbert
                                     iv.    Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
                                       v.    Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
                                     vi.    The Color Purple - Alice Walker
                                    vii.    Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
                                   viii.    Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
                                     ix.    Middlemarch - George Eliot
                                      x.    Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
7.            Have a ‘boudoir’ photo shoot
8.            Swim with dolphins – COMPLETE
9.            Grow my own herbs – COMPLETE
10.          Do a cooking class – COMPLETE
11.          Graciously accept compliments – COMPLETE
12.          Have golf lessons – COMPLETE
13.          Have a makeup lesson – COMPLETE
14.          Have a wardrobe assessment and shopping trip with a stylist* – COMPLETE
15.          Take art class** – COMPLETE
*Replacement for #5. Purchasing new home rules out completing #5 in the timeline.
** Just in case my hip stops me running the fun run (though I would like to still walk it at least!) I have a back up activity