I want to usher in my 40s in grand style. I've been thinking about this for awhile, but when health scare 2012 happened, it was pushed out of my mind. But, here, now, on the day I turn 39 (!), I want to move forward with it. What I'm thinking is some grand random act of kindness / life list / what I've learned essay series sort of thing to cross off during the next year. I'm sure it will morph and move and become very fluid, as that's what life is, but I want to begin with something. Because turning 39 seems big, somehow. Bigger than my world.
First up. Life list things.
1. Take a weekend getaway trip with Isaac to San Fransisco.
2. Take a day trip to the Heber Valley and Sundance (Hike Bridal Veil?).
3. Seriously consider my friend Bryn's offer of her home over the holidays. Because December in San Diego is sounding lovely right now.
4. Take Sammy to the top of Multnohma Falls.
5. Pick my paint colors for the house, already. It's not that many spaces (basically the bedrooms and a couple of bathroom walls).
6. Lose weight. There are a couple of health things that can be conquered if I'd lose some weight. And the only thing holding me back is laziness. I CAN do this.
7. Go room by room and again, simplify.
8. Take a belly dancing class.
9. Finish SOMETHING - be it my book of short stories, my longer essay, my novella or something else. I want something ready to be shopped early next year.
10. Sew some napkins. Just a simple hem. Certainly I can conquer this, no? They don't have to be pretty...we just use them to wipe our face, right? And rice bags. We need rice bags by next winter. I can DO this!
11. Beat Isaac at Words with Friends. (What....?)
12. Have more couples only get togethers. Game nights. Random dinners out.
13. Family trip to the hot springs to soak.
14. Figure out a girls trip, already.
15. Look into a ceramics class.
16. Spend a week at home (my home...my parents home) with Sammy this summer.
Nice starting place, no? And I think pretty doable. So here's to 39 - bigger and better things. Thank HEAVENS I'm no longer 25...
(ordinary girl, alison moyet)