You are approaching 40s and still think you haven’t accomplished much in life? Well, you are not alone. Here is a list of the top 20 things every woman should do or have by age 40.
1. Do something crazy
Remember, there is no right time for doing a little craziness in life. People might think that the crazy stuff only happens in your younger years, but still, you can get a little bit “crazy” until you turn 40.
2. Be glamorous
Just because you are turning 40 next year, it doesn’t mean you can’t be glamorous. With the right amount of makeup and attitude, we can all be glamorous and beautiful.
3. Chase a dream
Don’t be afraid of chasing your dreams. Every step taken chasing a dream is one step closer to achieving it.
4. Love freely
Loving freely and passionately allows you to experience all that love has to offer. Remember, loving the right person with abandon can be truly amazing.
5. Be honest
Before your turn 40, you must tell someone, your friend, or partner your true feelings, without considering how others might feel or think about that.
6. Step out of your comfort zone
Sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone can make you even more comfortable. Thinking and doing outside of box can bring you strange but pleasant feelings that you shouldn’t be afraid of.
7. Visit more countries
Just travel a lot. The time spent visiting countries of your bucket lists is the best thing that can happen to you. Those memories won’t be ever forgotten.
8. Say NO
Don’t be afraid to say “NO” to someone without any further explanation.
9. Accept your imperfections
Accept the person you see in the mirror every morning, those wrinkles, gray hair, imperfections and all – as they’ve likely been earned over time.
10. Save some money
Saving a bit of money in case of an emergency is always a good idea.
11. Having at least one good friend
Having at least one good friend who can always rely on is a must until you turn 40.
12. A painful experience
Having a painful experience in your life is not so bad. Remember, those can make you stronger.
13. A secret or two
It is OK to have a secret that you have never told anyone and always brings you pleasure when you remember it.
14. Lost someone
Well, of course this is not a must, but life can be very hard sometimes and losing someone we love is a part of our lives. Lost someone so deeply loved that it will forever leave a void in your soul and a hole in your heart.
15. A big photo album
Having a big photo album full of your cherished memories, can put a smile on your face every time you see it.
16. Personal accomplishments
Having accomplished something important to you is a must until you turn 40, something that nobody can ever take away from you, regardless of circumstances.
17. Sentimental piece
Having a piece of jewelry, a tattoo, a gift, anything can bring a heavy sense of sentimentality.
18. Great memories
Having great memories that make you wince and grateful.
19. Gratefulness to your parents
Knowing that while your parents made mistakes, they often did the best they could with what they had.
20. A great relationship
Having at least one relationship you can tell stories about over the years.