2 Days ’til 40: 40 Favorite Posts from My 400 Days ’til 40 Journey

19 Feb

I must say that it was much easier to choose 40 photos than to choose 40 posts!  One of the fun things about this particular journey is that I allowed myself to write (or post photos) about whatever I felt on any particular day.  As a result, I have a wide array of followers who each connect in different ways to what I write – this has been amazing.  I imagine that in the future, as I become a bit more focused, I may have a less diverse group of readers, though I hope not!


Here is my top 40 list of posts, hopefully as eclectic as my readers are.  Some I chose because of the importance of the content, some because they make me laugh (yes, I realize that I have a weird sense of humor that others do not always appreciate) and some because I like the way the words flow.

  1. 399 Days ’til 40: Words With Friends
  2. 397 Days ’til 40: I am NOT original
  3. 396 Days ’til 40: Identity and Value
  4. 394 Days ’til 40: Why People Won’t Heal
  5. 386 Days ’til 40: Getting What You Want (In Difficult Situations)
  6. 385 Days ’til 40: One Size Fits All???
  7. 383 Days ’til 40: Coping with Chaos
  8. 376 Days ’til 40: Honesty (AKA: Why People Lie)
  9. 374 Days ’til 40: Neutralizing Negativity
  10. 370 Days ’til 40: Managing Mistakes
  11. 367 Days ’til 40: Illusions of Grandeur
  12. 362 Days ’til 40: Technology Overkill???
  13. 358 Days ’til 40: Music as Therapy
  14. 347 Days ’til 40: A Light in Darkness
  15. 343 Days ’til 40: Your OWN Space
  16. 341 Days ’til 40: Rough Relationships – Fight or Flee?
  17. 339 Days ’til 40: The Masks We Wear
  18. 336 Days ’til 40: Facing Your Fears
  19. 332 Days ’til 40: Living Your Destiny
  20. 331 Days ’til 40: Defining Ourselves
  21. 330 Days ’til 40: Wants Versus NEEDS
  22. 316 Days ’til 40: Serendipity – The Perfect Moment
  23. 306 Days ’til 40: Do You READ Enough?
  24. 303 Days ’til 40: Inhibiting Instant Gratification
  25. 296 Days ’til 40: Never Too Old (To Live Your Dreams)
  26. 280 Days ’til 40: Ebooks – Good or Evil?
  27. 258 Days ’til 40: The Toll We Pay (For NOT Letting Go)
  28. 216 Days ’til 40: Pets as Therapy
  29. 195 Days ’til 40: What Teachers Do in Private
  30. 171 Days ’til 40: Why Diets Don’t Work
  31. 143 Days ’til 40: Unlocking the Future…. by throwing away keys to the past…
  32. 113 Days ’til 40: Discarded Junk or Abstract Art???
  33. 68 Days ’til 40: In Memory of CT Students
  34. 53 Days ’til 40: What is HIS Story?
  35. 49 Days ’til 40: No, No, No, No, No, No, Yes
  36. 39 Days ’til 40: Damaged, but Capable
  37. 20 Days ’til 40: Why I LOVE My Education Job
  38. 15 Days ’til 40: Pretentious Perfume
  39. 8 Days ’til 40: Why Can’t I Win the Lottery??!!??  😦
  40. 5 Days ’til 40: Losing My Necklace (Or Maybe My Sanity?)

I am sure that many of my readers may have different favorites from my journey – and perhaps if I were to pick my favorites one month from now I would find different posts on my list.  Many of the posts above had an impact on others, which is why they meant something to me as well.

Today, 2 Days ’til 40, I am so thankful to all of you who have and continue to support my journey.



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28 responses to “2 Days ’til 40: 40 Favorite Posts from My 400 Days ’til 40 Journey

  1. mboke

    February 19, 2013 at 00:06

    Can’t wait for the D day 😀

    • 400daystil40

      February 19, 2013 at 22:10

      It is coming fast!

      • mboke

        February 20, 2013 at 05:53

        Enjoy….40 is new 20 😉

  2. elainemanders

    February 19, 2013 at 00:37

    Dear Forty, I wish you the happiest birthday of your life…so far. The main thing I’ve learned from your blogs is that you’re a caring educator, and for that alone, I’m pleased to know you.

    • 400daystil40

      February 19, 2013 at 22:10

      Thank yo so much for your kind words!

  3. hookandply

    February 19, 2013 at 00:58

    I joined your journey to 40 late in the process so I will find the list very useful to catch up on some of the moments that you felt were significant or special. What next, i wonder……:-))

    • 400daystil40

      February 19, 2013 at 22:09

      Stay tuned for future blogging adventures! 🙂

  4. Scribelife

    February 19, 2013 at 01:28

    Wonderful list! I read a few, but will have to come back to finish them.. You are interesting enough that I want to read all of them! What are you going to do in two days? Will you have everything figured out by then? I would be disappointed if I just found you as a blogger and you quit as soon as I became enthralled. Flashbacks of Game of Thrones (hurry up George R. Martin) and the ten year gap of The Dark Tower series are hitting me here…

    • 400daystil40

      February 19, 2013 at 22:09

      Thank you so much! Don’t worry – you just found me at the end of this journey, but a new one will begin!

  5. Another Thousand Words

    February 19, 2013 at 02:31

    You certainly DO deserve a break, 400…yet I so look forward to the next ‘step’! A wonderful year (almost) and you allowed me to stop and think an awful lot about many, many things! You even triggered some wonderful memories along the way, and for that, I thank you profusely!!!

  6. deWriterMD

    February 19, 2013 at 04:35

    Reblogged this on MetaRead360 Small Press presents and commented:
    I haven’t been here all that time…thanks for the list!

  7. thelastsongiheard

    February 19, 2013 at 06:59

    It’s kinda like being asked to choose your favourite child, isn’t it? LOL

  8. viveka

    February 19, 2013 at 12:32

    2 days left …. WOW! Some fantastic job behind this post … you have been brilliant and you have always raised issues and subject that we all can relate too. What is going to happen with your blog after … the 40 ?????

    • 400daystil40

      February 19, 2013 at 22:07

      Thank you so much – you have always been so encouraging to me – I am so thankful that you found my blog and I am really thankful for all of your great input. Stay tuned for future plans!

      • viveka

        February 20, 2013 at 01:46

        I will .. only day left now! It’s my pleasure .. but I must admit I miss you around in my world *smile

        • 400daystil40

          February 20, 2013 at 20:24


          • viveka

            February 22, 2013 at 10:30

            Was away from the internet yesterday … I hope you had a fantastic day. I’m sure you had. *smile

  9. kenthinksaloud

    February 19, 2013 at 18:57

    Wow I can’t believe this journey is nearly over! What happens AFTER the 400 days are over? It’s been a great ride – I don’t want it to stop!

    • 400daystil40

      February 19, 2013 at 22:06

      Yes, it is hard when the ride has to stop! More to come!

  10. Damian Trasler

    February 19, 2013 at 19:56

    I bet you’ve been told a million times that forty is nothing to fear, but I heartily approve of the way you are approaching this peculiar milestone. I looked down at myself this morning, walking the dog in my jeans and trainers, and wondered why I wasn’t a forty-year-old like the ones I remember from being a kid. I have no answer, but I’d rather be THIS forty-year-old, being myself everyday and chasing more life, more love, more happiness, than be the one society expected me to become.

  11. jjtoner

    February 19, 2013 at 20:33

    Happy Birthday!


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