Top 40 Things to do After your 40
I recently ran a competition that involved people telling me what their ‘Ultimate Thing to do after 40 was’. I had nearly 300 suggestions so thought I’d compile a list of my favourite Top 40 Things to do After your 40. I personally don’t have a bucket list as I think it would put too much pressure on me. I plan on enjoying a few glasses of wine and for once in my life feeling comfortable in my own skin. However, I’m now intrigued to try a few of these.
- Travel, travel, travel
- See the Northern Lights
- Dance on a West End stage
- Buy a sports car
- Hair balloon flight
- Holiday without the kids
- Go to Vegas and play the slots
- Europe in a Luxury Camper Van
- Bungee Jump
- Swim with dolphins
- Climb Kilimanjaro
- Canoeing in Canada
- Play with my grand children
- Go wing walking
- Have some ‘me’ time
- Keep the weight off
- Go trekking up Everest
- Go Zorbing
- Loop a light aircraft
- Witness a total eclipse of the sun
- Have a baby
- Write a novel
- Retire…..to a desert island
- Ice skating in central park
- Learn to play an instrument
- Run a marathon
- Go to space
- Learn a foreign language
- Buy a designer handbag
- White Water Rafting
- See The Nutcracker in New York
- Route 66
- Jump out of a plane
- Scuba diving off the great barrier reef
- Start looking after yourself
- Get a degree
- Go to my first rave
- To live life like I’m getting younger not older
- Dump everything in your life that makes you unhappy – life’s too short
- Enjoy life and not worry about all the things you did when you were young
What is your ultimate thing to do after you turn 40?
To celebrate the release of ‘This is 40‘ by acclaimed writer, director and producer, Judd Apatow, we’re giving one of my readers a chance to win a copy of the DVD and a £100 voucher from Red Letter Days.
The film itself, a ‘sort of’ sequel to Knocked Up, follows a married couple played by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann as they struggle with the changes of life as they turn 40 and the alterations that occur in their relationship and family dynamic – all with hilarious consequences!
I turned 40 a couple of years ago. I know a lot of people fear it but for the first time in my life I finally feel comfortable in my own skin and am thoroughly enjoying it so far. My body is doing a few things I’m not too happy about; rogue hairs, cellulite and gravity but now I just find myself laughing it off!
We’d love create a list of ‘The Ultimate 40 things to do after you’re 40 list’. To enter the competition simply leave a blog comment via the rafflecopter form below stating what your ‘Ultimate thing to do after 40 would be’. Additional entries are also available. The winner will be chosen at random. We will then generate an Ultimate Top 40 list from your suggestions. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
A full list of Terms and Conditions can be found at the bottom of the form but in short it’s open to UK residents only aged 18+.
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OMG! I’m 40! How on earth did that happen? I remember being 19 and my mate was 25 and I thought she was ancient! I’m not panicking about being 40, I enjoy birthdays and stretch them out as long as I can, as I love the attention. However, it’s heading towards 50 that freaks me out.
I’m happily married, even though I moan about him a lot, I have a gorgeous daughter, I’ve done loads of travelling, have great friends, supportive and slightly bonkers family and run a successful business so I really don’t have any reason to go into melt down and I’m more thankful than anything.
In fact, I’m really looking forward to my 40s. Apparently life starts at 40 and I’ve been promised that these are going to be some of the best years of my life. You guys better not be lying! I have no intention of setting any wild bucket lists or lists of things to do before I’m 50. I’m just going to sit back, have a glass of wine, enjoy being in this élite club and carry on laughing as much as I do!
Bring it on!