Forty before Forty – bucket list

Getting my ducks in a row.

To get out of this really weird birthday mood, I’ve been compiling a bucket list. I haven’t made any new year resolutions or plans or long term lists for years, but for some reason, I thought it was a good idea to make a list of 40 things I would like to do / see / accomplish before I hit my 40th.

No more putting things off that I want to try.


  • Winery tour. Napa Valley?
  • Watch the sunrise from the top of Mt Kinabalu.
  • Hike in Nepal.
  • Get a tattoo or five.. Temporary ones… I am way too old for a permanent one.
  • Road trip!
  • Try joining Husband for his runs – Jogging.
  • Keep this blog/diary alive.
  • Go paddle boarding.
  • Make Husband smile everyday.
  • Keep studying Japanese.
  • Go on a yoga retreat.
  • Inca trail Trek.
  • Get drunk on Mojto’s in Havana.
  • Do a perfect Uttanasana (the forward bend) pose.
  • See the rice terraces in Luzon.
  • Take dance classes.
  • Continue to do yoga a minimum of three times a week.
  • Do the 365 photos project.
  • Maintain my most comfortable weight.
  • Go on a trip with girlfriends.
  • Be more patient. (‘Not just once. Every day’ – Husband requested clarification).
  • Hike the MacLehose Trail.
  • Print and frame some of my photos.
  • Vegas Baby!
  • Detox (try it once in my lifetime).
  • Make a coffee table photography book.
  • See the Grand Canyon.
  • Do photography projects in HK.
  • Try at least one new recipe a month.
  • Complete the 30 day ABS challenge.
  • Explore Palawan.
  • Swim with jellyfish in Palau.
  • Spend more time with family.
  • Be brave enough to buy artwork I like.
  • Stay in the now. Stop rushing.
  • Get my favourite (workout) hike down to 2hrs.
  • Ride a hot-air balloon.
  • Celebrate Fat Thursday with homemade ‘faworki’.
  • Socialize more. Say yes instead of no.
  • And the last one is a secret.

5 thoughts on “Forty before Forty – bucket list

  1. Wow….sounds awesome but just curious where does “visit my friend in Canada” fit in?? Road trip?? Hike Grand Canyon and Vegas meet up?? (we could get a tattoo in Vegas too). Missing you but loving your 40 before 40 :).xoxoo

    1. Hello my friend! ‘Visit my friend in Canada’ is set in stone. Doesn’t need to be on the list 🙂 I would love to meet up in Vegas. I am guessing that you are the only person on earth to actually make me get a real tattoo. Missing you lots.

  2. Hello my friend…. how is your list coming along? Missing you still. It was always so easy to sit and chat over coffee about, well, nothing and everything. I so want to go to a yoga retreat. Interest you at all?

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