Wow. WOW. I haven’t posted since March 2015? Well, to be fair, 2015 sucked so much I’m not even going to bother going into it, though it did have it’s good moments! 2016 has been, by far, much better and here we are almost at July. Well, seeing as I had turned 39 in January this year, I figured it was time to look back at my 40 by 40 list and see how things are going. So here it is!
1 – Enroll in school again.
(I tried, almost registered, but it fell through. I am not expecting to be enrolled before I turn 40.)
2 – Get trained in another ZUMBA specialty of choice.
(Not yet, but Zumba Gold is coming up in Omaha soon I’ve been watching. I’d rather do Step or toning.)
3 – Get trained in Tabata, Power Pump, and Bootcamp.
(Not officially trained yet, but attending more and more classes so I can begin to do so very soon. They’ve been in need of subs quite a bit. Frankly, I know enough about HIIT and Tabata I could literally just jump right in and lead a class.)
4 – Get certified as a personal trainer.
(I have my exam at the end of August! Yay!)
5 – Coach a Y-Lose It team.
(I sent my boss my interest in coaching a Fall 2016 or Winter 2017 session. I’m ready!)
6 – Take a week off from everything just to be at home and take care of everything that’s been put off for so long.
(HAHAHA! That’s a funny one.)
7 – Attend a Comic Con of some kind.
(Not yet. Bummed I missed KC Comic Con and missing Gen Con again, too. $$$)
8 – Visit one of the coasts again.
(I don’t see this happening before I turn 40 in 6 1/2 months, but there’s been talk about visiting my relatives on the East coast.)
9 – Take a road trip by myself.
(There’s plenty of time! I’m considering Arkansas to see some friends. I wanted to this summer, but it might have to be early fall.)
10 – Go sledding.
(We didn’t have much snow! I refuse to miss out next winter during the times we get some.)
11 – Go skiing.
(There’s not much in the midwest, but I can get my first little skiing experience during the winter at Mt. Crescent in Iowa… does it still exist?)
12 – Hike in the mountains.
(It’l have to wait. I can hike at state parks until then!)
13 – Sleep 12 straight hours.
(BWAHAHA. Again, another funny. Not sure what I was thinking. My body won’t let me do it.)
14 – Visit a new amusement park or one I’ve not been to “recently”.
(Natalie and I are taking a mother/daughter trip in October during break to World’s of Fun again. It won’t be new, but it’ll be new going to during Halloween Haunt time!)
15 – Visit Arkansas again. Visit Uncle and Grandpa’s graves.
(Maybe we will extend that mother/daughter trip to go just a little further south. In fact, I think that’s a great idea!)
16 – Visit Chicago and/or Vegas for the first time.
(Not likely before 2017.)
17 – Visit Iowa City/Cedar Rapids again. (Hi sis!)
(I would love to do this during Christmas break, weather permitting.)
18 – Get a bike and actually ride it. Do the nacho ride with friends.
(I got on my daughter’s bike, which she never uses, and I was not liking it at all. Nope. Feet on the ground.)
19 – Join Angela in Kayak Polo
(Usually it has been on nights I teach ZUMBA, but I will have to be in contact with her about it this fall/winter.)
20 – Do Market to Market again, with a little longer legs this time.
(Nope, I tried to join a team too late. Maybe if anyone else needs an alternate or a fill-in at the last minute!)
21 – Attend ZUMBA Convention
(I keep saying, “maybe next year”. It’s not happening this year. It is WAY expensive, and now I’m not sure I’m even interested anymore.)
22 – Read new books outside of my “comfort zone”.
(I haven’t really tried, yet. I can’t even make it through two of my books IN my comfort zone right now.)
23 – Do another show on stage.
(I teach 3, soon 4, classes at night, which makes rehearsal difficult and auditioning a waste of time. No worries, all the world is my stage!)
24 – Make a latchhook rug or pillow like when I was younger.
(Ooooh I forgot about this one! I didn’t find any previously that I really liked. I’m going to look again!)
25 – Allow myself to buy something non-frugal just for me (way out of my comfort zone). Shoes, a bag, a geeky toy, something I normally wouldn’t do.
(Can’t do it. I’m not sure what I want? I don’t wear jewelry, I’m not into shoes and bags, I have what I need as far as technology. I’m stumped. Any ideas? We did break down and buy a trampoline, but right now I’m actually trying to cut out frivolous guilty pleasures.)
26 – Take time to actually celebrate my birthday for once. It’s my special day, I should act like it.
(Big Party being planned for 40th birthday!)
27 – The same goes for Mother’s day.
(Didn’t really “celebrate”, but they hung banners and decorations, cards, flowers, and the like. It was nice!!)
28 – Color in an entire coloring book.
(I have a hard time sitting still. This *might* help, but I’ve found I don’t really WANT to sit still. I started on one of our kid coloring books, then I got a Celtic Designs adult coloring book from my sister.)
29 – Take time to show my kids the areas I spent time when I was growing up. Parks, streets I lived on, hangouts, etc.
30 – Get Invisalign braces.
(I got fitted for them, but they’re expensive. Maybe some day!)
31 – Drive a monster truck.
(The hope was for this summer, but it looks like it didn’t pan out. Booooooo!)
32 – Try a new online game.
(No time, can’t sit still. I’m amazed I’ve sat this long. No longer interested.)
33 – Run a 10k.
(My first official one will be September 16th, the Harvest Moon Hustle!)
34 – Run/walk a half marathon.
(Not by my 40th birthday, but possibly the Lincoln Half in May 2017)
35 – Dress as Xena, She-Ra, or Harley Quinn for Halloween or at a con!
(I looked for a good warrior costume last Halloween and they had none. I ended up as a badass pirate queen/Captain. Think female version of Hook on Once Upon a Time.)
36 – Enter a body-building or power-lifting program then work to compete.
(I have not entered yet, but I am steadily working on my strength and bulk. I love it!)
37 – Get another tattoo.
(I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want and where to get it. I won’t have it by 40th birthday unless it’s a Christmas gift to myself, but I want to save that money for the party!)
38 – Attend a concert at Red Rocks in Colorado
(I need to look into who is playing and when, but I did make it to one concert this year! Halestorm!)
39 – Volunteer at a shelter for victims of domestic abuse.
(I simply need to make time for this. Plain and simple. Holiday season for sure.)
40 – Try a completely new hairstyle.
(Not yet, unless you consider it getting shorter and shorter a new style. )