40 Weeks to 40 – Hopes, Goals and Lessons Learned

There are 40 weeks to 40 years old for me! I considered writing a bucket list – one of those “40 things to do before you turn 40” lists. But I don’t really think I can think of that many.

Plus, I mean, who has the time anyway – I’d just end up scrapping it!

So instead, I thought I might just write a little weekly post on the theme of turning 40 and saying goodbye to my 30s.

But why the birthday fanfare?

Yes, I know it’s all a bit self-indulgent and it’s just another birthday but two years ago I didn’t think I’d get there. To be honest, I still have doubts.

So fluff it, I’m going to do a big old countdown to my 40th birthday!

I’m going to be sharing some of my hopes for moving into my 40s and some goals I have before I get there. I also want to reflect on my 30s and I’ll do that starting now.

Mim Jenkinson

I quite liked my 30s actually

My 30s was definitely my favourite decade yet. In the last ten years I have:

I’m older and wiser and exhausted and inspired.

The next 40 weeks are going to be amazing – I have so many plans and wonderful things to look forward to.

Then I’m ready to wholeheartedly embrace my new decade!

If you’ve already turned 40, how did it make you feel? Any words of advice?


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  1. Kylie T
    / 7:43 am

    I am in my 30’s & so much is happening during this part of my life. I hope the lead up to your special birthday is filled with everything amazing, magical and inspiring!

    • Mim
      / 9:47 am

      Thank you so much Kylie! x

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