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A Bucket List For Women To OWN Your 40’s

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An empowering BUCKET LIST FOR WOMEN to start living their life.

It’s never too late to chase your dreams and fulfill that bucket list of things you have always wanted to do.

Focus on the joy, and seize the day! This bucket list is for every woman who is ready to LIVE HER LIFE on her OWN terms.

As my 30’s are dwindling down, I realized that I never finished my “Before 30 Bucket List.”

Of course, now the thought of purposely jumping out of a plane and finding my way to Machu Picchu in Peru doesn’t sound as intriguing as it did a decade ago. It seems I’ve changed my mind yet again.

Naturally, my 30’s did change me. I have more responsibilities now!  

Without a doubt, my most important responsibility is being a Mother. My risk-taking demeanor has calmed down quite a bit.

That being said, I am still very much a free spirit with adventure running through my veins, it’s just skydiving in a different country is just not on my list anymore.

Life Lessons In Your 40’s

Carpe Diem!

We have all heard the phrase, but do we ever really “seize the day”? Not hardly, because LIFE gets in the way.

As I said, we have responsibilities. Many of us have kids, bills, jobs, and/or commitments, that keep our lives VERY busy.

Our life gets lived in schedules, and we rarely get to accomplish the amazing plans on our Bucket List.

Let me tell you though, THE TIME IS NOW! We are not getting any younger. In actuality, I think the best time to fulfill a bucket list is in your 40’s.

We are WISER, we are more CONFIDENT, we still have STAMINA and we are more GRATEFUL. It’s time to live each day intentionally and fully.

Let’s make our 40’s be the best years yet!

“We have two lives.

The second begins when we realize we have only ONE”


How To Survive Your 40’s And Be Happy

Grab a pen and paper and MAKE YOUR LIST ALREADY! It doesn’t matter how big or how small it is, if you want to do it, WRITE IT DOWN!

It can even be something you have already done, but you want to do it again. It may only be 10 things or it could be over 100, it doesn’t matter, you have a decade to fulfill it.

Make THIS happen!

Own your 40’s!

Fun Things To Do In Your 40’s!

This is not a 40 before 40 list, this is a list of fun things to do in your 40’s. We have a whole decade to focus on our life goals at 40!

This is My Bucket List of How I Will OWN My 40’s

Learn How to Meditate

Eat Fondue

Watch the Sunrise and the Sunset at the Ocean on the Same Day

Do a DNA Ancestry Test

Go Whale Watching

Take a Trip With my Mother

Visit All the Lighthouses in Maine

See the Nutcracker Ballet

Kiss in the Rain

See the Northern Lights (Preferably from a Glass Igloo in Norway, but I will settle for Alaska)

Go Kayaking in Crystal Clear Water

Sit at a Bonfire on the Beach

Take my Son Fishing

Take a Girls Weekend with my Besties

Go Horseback Riding on the Beach

Go On a Road Trip With the Top Down — Thelma and Louise Style

Go to an Irish Pub to Hear a Local Irish Band

Visit a Vineyard

Swim with Dolphins

Grow a Garden, and Can EVERYTHING

Design a Beautiful Office Just for Me

Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

Have a 1920’s Themed Birthday Party

Give my Children a “YES” Day

Walk By The Moon Light Hand in Hand With My Love

Use a Pottery Wheel

Go Zip-lining

Visit a Different Country

Take a Getaway to the Rockies with My Love

Have a Spa Day with my Daughters

Spin the Globe and Point my Finger and Just Do It

Take my Children Caroling

Flying Lessons

Learn a New Language

Host a Perfect Holiday Dinner for our Family and Friends

Go Hiking in the Pacific Northwest

Spend a Day Picking Wild Flowers and the Night Catching Fireflies

Visit a Dude Ranch with my Family

Wear a 1940’s Vintage Dress

See a Glacier

Drink my Morning Coffee while Looking at an Amazing View

Write a Book or Two

Let my Children Make a 3-Course Meal For Our Family

Buy Myself Pink Roses for no Reason

Volunteer at the Children’s Hospital

Have Stars Named After Each One of my Children

Learn to Play the Piano and the Guitar

Go Dog Sledding

Be Part of a Miracle

Go On a Cruise

Snorkel in a Coral Reef

Drive Route 66

Go Sailing

Make a Time Capsule with my Family

Go on a Treasure Hunt

Walk Through Upper Antelope Canyon in Arizona

Make Up a New Cocktail Recipe and Name it After Me

Walk Inside a Giant Sequoia Tree

Go on a Trip and Take all the Pictures with an Instant Camera

Eat an Authentic Italian Meal in Italy

Go Paintballing

See Glacier Lake

Grow an Herb Garden

Eat Fresh Pineapple on an Island

Fly in a Helicopter over a Volcano

Dye my Hair Red

Go Dancing in Cowgirl Boots

See it Snow on the Beach

Take my Children to Disneyland

Find the End of a Rainbow

Speak with a Different Accent for an Entire Day

Ride in a Horse Drawn Sleigh

Sing with a Folk Band

Ride in a Vintage VW Van

Tour a Historic Town That Takes You Back in Time

Stand Behind a Waterfall

Go to a Native American Pow-Wow

And Last by Not Least — Become Who I Always Said I Would Be


What Is On Your Bucket List? Will you OWN it?

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Tuesday 26th of March 2019

That's an amazing bucket list! Wish you all the luck to get all of these done! I would love to go whale watching someday too!

Myrtle Marie

Friday 29th of March 2019

Thanks Marina :)

Eva Priscilla

Saturday 29th of December 2018

How many items from your list have you done? ?

A. Presley

Tuesday 18th of September 2018

Wow, a great idea! I never thought of making a list of my own. Somehow, life seemed to take over and my biggest concerns were having my family safe, healthy and happy. I’m older now and those things are still important to be. So, where to begin? Lol May life let you get to do at least some of these things. Stay inspired!


Tuesday 11th of September 2018

From one mother/woman to another, I hope you get to do at least most of the things on your list!


Thursday 9th of August 2018

This is awesome!! I’ve been so bummed about turning 35 and feeling like I’ve lost my youth lol!!! I’m writing my new bucket list right now, thank you!!

Myrtle Marie

Thursday 9th of August 2018

Oh yes, I've been there! So glad this inspired you!