40 Things Before 40

You may remember my list of 30 Things Before 30 that I compiled before my 30th birthday last year. Now that I’m nearly 31, I decided it was time to compile my list of 40 Things Before 40. Here it is:

1. Sew a dress (and wear it!)

2. Hold a conversation in a different language.

3. Visit Taiwan

4. Milk a cow

5. Raise $10,000 for water.org (You can help here!) – $112.47 raised

6. Visit City Museum

7. Ski

8. Read Madeleine L’Engle’s completed works

9. Take a cake-decorating class

10. Run 5k in less than 30 minutes

11. Take a dance class with Allyn

12. Participate in a flash mob

13. Bike the Katy Trail

14. Go whale watching

15. Complete 40 pinterest projects

16. Make everything in the More-With-Less cookbook

17. Can food that I grow

18. Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes

19. Send a care package to a stranger

20. Go on a cruise

21. Visit all 50 states

22. See a shooting star

23. Build a kitchen table

24. Go on a Segway tour of St. Louis

25. Become homeowners

26. Officiate a wedding

27. Participate in a color run

28. Make cake pops

29. Go to a drive-in movie

30. Ride in a hot air balloon

31. Complete 40 new items from this list of 100 things to do in St. Louis.

32. Attend the Wild Goose Festival

33. Visit Ha Ha Tonka

34. Take an art class

35. Have themed months for a year (vegan month, buy nothing but food month, random act of kindness month, etc)

36. Retreat with create cohort at Conception Abbey

37. Attend a hockey game

38. Run through the fountains of City Garden wearing everyday clothes

39. Find the best fried chicken in St. Louis

40. Break the record for the world’s largest potluck, currently at 805 people.



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13 responses to “40 Things Before 40

  1. Let’s see… I’m already 40 and… I’ve done 1 (not a dress… my Renn Faire costume is my own work), 2, 4, 12, 17, 19, 22 (multiple times over the years… 5 times this past summer), 23, 25, 29, 34, and 37…

  2. I love that there’s a mix of things that could be done any day and things that will take lots of building up/ anticipation. A few tips:
    4. Illinois state fair, as I mentioned before
    22. While probably best done while visiting a more rural area of one of hte 50 states, the Geminids meteor shower is in mid December, and I have watched them from my backyard in U City.
    29. This place in Bellville was pretty fun: http://www.skyview-drive-in.com/FAQ.htm . Plus it’s next to a Schnuck’s, so you can park early then go buy snacks. 🙂

  3. Lisa

    I am over 40 but I did 2 (it was short), 19, 20, 22, 25, 29, 34, 37, and 39.


  4. Megan, you constantly inspire me. God bless you, my dear friend. ~ Fred

  5. Megan, you constantly inspire me. God bless you and yours during this advent season. My non-liturgical church has been celebrating advent this year, and I love it. Advent regularly makes me think of you. ~ Fred

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