I AM 40!!! New Blogging Journeys

21 Feb

Hello blogging world.

First of all, some of you asked to see my face.  Being that my blog is over, I feel that I can now honor that request – here you go!  (I was a bit younger than 40 in this photo, but those who know me will testify that I have not changed a bit!)


This is my encore post.  I am now already 40, which means that my 400 days ’til 40 blogging journey is officially over.  This also means that this blog has run its course.  As mentioned yesterday – it is bitter-sweet, as I enjoyed the journey immensely.  This particular blog has to end, but I do have new ones on the horizon.  Stay subscribed here and in the future weeks/ months I will post a note directing you to my new blogging adventures.

What is in the works???

  1. A blog about blogs: Please be kind if I approach you to be featured, and please be patient if it takes a while to get to you, as I have read so many amazing blogs in the past year – I have almost 3,000 readers – it will not be easy to decide which blogs to write about!
  2. An education blog: I am sure this does not come as a surprise to any of my readers as I am an educator with many opinions on the state of education today.

I hope you will join me on my new journeys.

In the meantime, I look forward to following all of your own journeys as you continue to blog.

With gratitude,

~The blogger formerly known as “400 Days ’til 40”


Posted by on February 21, 2013 in Education, Inspiration


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96 responses to “I AM 40!!! New Blogging Journeys

  1. boomiebol

    February 21, 2013 at 00:03

    Lol, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Here’s to many more happy healthy years and celebration

  2. theimaginator

    February 21, 2013 at 00:07

    Happy birthday!

  3. Mr. Miller

    February 21, 2013 at 00:08

    Happy Birthday.

  4. Lani Longshore

    February 21, 2013 at 00:08

    Happy birthday, and welcome to sisterhood! After 40, we just stop counting.

  5. amyloubell

    February 21, 2013 at 00:09

    Happy Birthday! x

  6. Food n Thought Peddler

    February 21, 2013 at 00:09

    Happy Birthday! And welcome to the fabulous 40! 🙂

  7. Lily in the Nova

    February 21, 2013 at 00:11

    Congratulations on reaching 40 and maintaining this wonderful blog for so long! I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts on this journey and very much look forward to your new blogging ventures! 🙂

  8. doubleinvert

    February 21, 2013 at 00:11

    Happy birthday, and congratulations! I look forward to your future blogging endeavors, as this blog has been fascinating.

    Thank you so much.


  9. The Quiet Borderline (back in hospital)

    February 21, 2013 at 00:11

    Woo hoo!!!! Amazing. A massive Happy birthday. All respect for you for being such a dedicated and great blogger! Looking forward to your future endeavours!

    All the very best and be seeing you around! X

    Ps. Hehe. Cute pic 😉

  10. DoulaSummer

    February 21, 2013 at 00:14

    Happy Birthday!

  11. Victoria Oldham

    February 21, 2013 at 00:14

    Happy birthday, and thank you for an amazing, thought provoking journey.

  12. nkimagecollection

    February 21, 2013 at 00:15

    Happy Birthday!

  13. wherethedaytakesme

    February 21, 2013 at 00:23

    Happy birthday and many, many more.

  14. deWriterMD

    February 21, 2013 at 00:24

    Reblogged this on MetaRead360 Small Press presents and commented:
    So…”Formerly”…now that it’s your birthday, what will be your new name?

  15. Lisa

    February 21, 2013 at 00:26


  16. whisksandchopsticks

    February 21, 2013 at 00:29

    Happy 40th and best wish for years to come! What an inspirational and creative way to blog your 400 days til 40. I am looking forward to your new blog- education theme. Just curious, what sort of education will you cover in your new blog?

    • 400daystil40

      February 21, 2013 at 21:14

      Thanks! I will most likely cover issues in education today.

  17. jensine

    February 21, 2013 at 00:30

    lets hitch the sails and travel towards the unknown

  18. Graham Bunting

    February 21, 2013 at 00:33

    Many happy returns

  19. Turn Around and Swim Life | Lessons| Laughter | Love

    February 21, 2013 at 00:34

    Happy, Happy Birtbday!!! Enjoy your day!

  20. walkwiththerabbi

    February 21, 2013 at 00:36

    Yes – truly, seasons come and seasons go. How fitting that this season has ended, just as spring and her promise of new beginnings is nigh. My birthday celebration wish is coming under separate cover.

  21. Slummy to Yummy Mummy

    February 21, 2013 at 00:46

    Happy birthday! What a journey. Wishing you all the best.

  22. fransiweinstein

    February 21, 2013 at 00:50

    Happy Birthday again. Love the photo. Looking forward to the new blog(s).

  23. Mayrbear's Lair

    February 21, 2013 at 01:04

    Congratulations on reaching 400 days … and of course celebrating your fortieth anniversary of life! May it be filled with love and joy! Great work!

  24. Deborah DeLong

    February 21, 2013 at 01:21

    Thanks for letting me join you on your journey!!


  25. Bobbi

    February 21, 2013 at 01:23

    Happy Birthday! I’ve enjoyed being a part of your journey and sincerely hope it has been a blessing for you.

  26. emergingnorthener

    February 21, 2013 at 01:31

    Happy Birthday! Only learnt about you during the past 10 days and have enjoyed reading your posts. Warm wishes. Bobby 🙂

  27. hiyashisuki

    February 21, 2013 at 01:45

    Happy Birthday!!!!! I hope your 40th year is your best yet!

  28. Gabriela

    February 21, 2013 at 01:50

    Congrats on the wonderful blog! Unfortunately I just fund it at the very end 😦 But I’ve read some of the old posts and loved the blog. Very nice idea 🙂 Looking forward to see your new project

  29. toniandrukaitisToniandrukaitis

    February 21, 2013 at 02:05

    So what is your new handle? I got it… FOR-T-PLUS…soounds good.

  30. sapphospeaks

    February 21, 2013 at 02:20

    Happy birthday! Welcome to the BEST decade!

  31. Along Comes Mary

    February 21, 2013 at 02:25

    Cannot WAIT to see whats next!!!! Keep us posted, & Happy Birthday!!:)

  32. steffturner

    February 21, 2013 at 02:31

    Happy Birthday!

  33. Kim

    February 21, 2013 at 02:35

    Happy Birthday! Wow, what a journey! I’m glad I found you along the way 🙂 Your commitment has inspired me!

  34. bellissimom

    February 21, 2013 at 02:48

    Happy birthday and great for all of the great reading leading up to the big day!

  35. kuwaitquilter

    February 21, 2013 at 03:22

    Happy Birthday. You will find that 40 is just the beginning, not the beginning of the end. I’ve enjoyed your journey and wish I’d met you sooner. Looking forward to the next path.

  36. blondeladywithdarkroots

    February 21, 2013 at 03:49

    I have enjoyed your blog. Thank you for sharing. Nancee from Indiana…..

  37. Janet Rörschåch

    February 21, 2013 at 03:51

    Many happy returns. Hope your day was filled with everyone and everything you adore.

  38. suburbanprincessteacher

    February 21, 2013 at 03:52

    Congrats on hitting 40 with a great attitude and a purpose. Enjoy it! I love being 40+.

  39. Another Thousand Words

    February 21, 2013 at 03:56

    I certainly hope your birthday has been a merry celebration, 400! Very sweet image, too!

  40. evilnymphstuff

    February 21, 2013 at 04:07

    Happy Birthday! 😀
    And I can’t wait what the future of blogging will bring to you 🙂 Just keep writing and enjoying it!

  41. veggiebentolove

    February 21, 2013 at 04:32

    Happy birthday, and thank you for sharing on your blog.

  42. Heather R

    February 21, 2013 at 04:37

    I will testify!!

    • 400daystil40

      February 21, 2013 at 21:10

      hehehe – yes, Heather, have first hand knowledge!!! 🙂 🙂

  43. behindthemaskofabuse

    February 21, 2013 at 05:02

    i hope you had a great day!

  44. sakuraandme

    February 21, 2013 at 05:59

    WooHoo!!!! The day has finally arrived. Well Happy 40th birthday to you! May you life be filled with love and prosperity! enjoy your day. Hugs Paula xxx

  45. Miss Molly

    February 21, 2013 at 06:02

    Happy Happy Birthday and welcome to the best years of your life. The 40’s are pretty awesome if I may say so myself! Looking forward to your future blogging adventures.

  46. thelastsongiheard

    February 21, 2013 at 06:22

    Happy birthday!! I hope you’ve had a wonderful day! You made me smile with that picture, btw LOL (I probably would’ve done the same)

    Wow, 3,000 readers – that’s very impressive! Good for you! I’d love to continue reading so I’ll keep looking out for notifications…

    Clear skies!

  47. Valley Brown

    February 21, 2013 at 06:42

    Congratulations and happy (belated) birthday. 40 is a great age. Life seems to accelerate at this point — no clue why, really, but it just seems to. Enjoy the ride!

  48. joybrewed

    February 21, 2013 at 06:47

    Happy 40th;)

  49. elfknitter

    February 21, 2013 at 09:11

    Congratulations! Glad to hear you’re still gonna blog. 🙂

  50. speltforchoiceblog

    February 21, 2013 at 09:26

    Congratulations and look forward to your new blog venture. Enjoy you day, it’s all uphill now:))

  51. D.C.

    February 21, 2013 at 10:15

    Happy birthday 🙂

  52. canbebitter

    February 21, 2013 at 10:45

    Congratulations on making it through! And happy birthday 🙂

  53. Felicity from Down Under

    February 21, 2013 at 10:48

    Of course I should have been the first to wish you happy birthday (being in Australia and all that, with a day’s leeway) but Life has a way of throwing spanners in our best plans. I hope you’ve celebrated long and well and look forward to your new blog(s),

  54. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    February 21, 2013 at 11:27

    Happy Birthday!! Glad to hear you haven’t changed a bit. I assume you’re still wearing the bikini 🙂 Look forward to seeing your new stuff soon.

  55. bakeaffairs

    February 21, 2013 at 12:22


  56. Anonymous

    February 21, 2013 at 12:51

    Happy Belated.

  57. sonworshiper

    February 21, 2013 at 15:36

    Congrats on finishing the course!

  58. easyweimaraner

    February 21, 2013 at 15:38

    Happy Birthday !!!

  59. 2unpublishedgirls

    February 21, 2013 at 17:57

    Happy Birthday!

  60. ahmed

    February 21, 2013 at 18:26

    I just want to inform you that I really enjoyed this journey, I can’t remember how I knew about you but it was worth it literally.. Today I want to say Happy Birthday and wish you the best of luck in your life with your family and kids.. Hopefully, you’ll be leading the right and fulfilling path in your life.. Take care and thanks once again :)))))0

  61. racheve

    February 21, 2013 at 19:44

    Happy Birthday!!

  62. colormusing

    February 21, 2013 at 20:18

    Looking forward to your future blog!!

  63. lengesinski

    February 21, 2013 at 20:32

    I Much Enjoyed Your Path, Travels, Thoughts, and Observations Leading You Up to 40.
    The Very Best To You!!!

  64. Ivana

    February 22, 2013 at 00:00

    Happy Birthday!!!

  65. Animalcouriers

    February 22, 2013 at 00:07

    Happy 40th!

  66. Summer Moon

    February 22, 2013 at 02:29

    Happy Birthday!!! 🙂 Your blog has been an inspiration and I am looking forward to the future of you writing. Thank you for sharing your journey to 40 with us. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and wish you many many more. 🙂


  67. Spider42

    February 22, 2013 at 07:14

    Congratulations and a belated Happy Birthday! 🙂
    Hope it was a wonderful and memorable one.
    Will miss seeing your blog-posts here but I have to admit I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next.
    Cheers to the road ahead!

  68. Lucianus Mauricius

    February 22, 2013 at 07:34

    You have taken me through your journey, that I now I feel I just turned 40. All joking aside hon, I’m glad you posted daily in this blog, it gave me something to think about form another person’s perspective. Have a wonderful day 🙂

  69. caprimontgomery

    February 22, 2013 at 09:32

    Looking forward to see what’s to come for you in blogging after 40. Best wishes to you :).

  70. mboke

    February 22, 2013 at 11:03

    Happy birthday!

  71. wwwmama

    February 22, 2013 at 14:27

    But I just found you! How can this blog be ending? I’ll check out your new ones when you set them up! Happy birthday!

  72. Marie-Adeline

    February 22, 2013 at 19:08

    happy birthday, I hope you’ll be back soon

  73. Viveka

    February 22, 2013 at 19:37

    WELCOME INTO THE MOST MAGICAL40 … I loved being 40.

  74. marviiilous

    February 23, 2013 at 14:52

    happy birthday!

  75. Tovah

    February 25, 2013 at 16:13

    Happy Birthday!. You did it.!! I’ve just realised we have almost the same birthday, mine was the 23rd. I hope you continue to enjoy every new birthday. At just turned 62 I’ve come to realise that it doesn’t matter what the age, just enjoy the gift of each day! Looking forward to reading your new blog. I’m sure it will be every bit as good as this one. You are a wonderful writer. Blessings Tovah

  76. Sowm

    February 25, 2013 at 19:14

    And congratulations for completing this amazing journey, making some great friends and sharing your interesting experiences.

  77. Lela Bonchjela

    February 26, 2013 at 15:49

    I don’t know why, but I feel like crying. Happy birthday =’)

  78. Dennis the Vizsla

    March 3, 2013 at 21:50

    I can still see 40 in the rear view mirror, but it gets smaller every year …

  79. racheve

    March 7, 2013 at 18:46

  80. betsyjomiller

    March 10, 2013 at 04:00

    Have a good rest and rejuvination. And thanks for liking one of my posts. I’m long past 40 so perhaps I’ll stay at this for awhile!

  81. Libby

    March 16, 2013 at 16:15

    I have only just found you, don’t stay away too long! PS Happy Birthday.

  82. Amelie

    March 26, 2013 at 03:08

    It seems the long 400 days have served as a gestation for the fabulous blogger you’ve become. I can’t wait to read your ” views on education” !!
    I hope you enjoy the next 40+ years to come: 40 is just the beginning of it really!
    Well done and welcome to this free side of life

  83. Sacha Black

    March 26, 2013 at 09:12

    Happy birthday 🙂 what a legendary blog! Can’t wait for your new stuff 🙂 x

  84. ibbob500

    April 30, 2013 at 18:27

    Happy 40th Birthday! And congrats on finishing your goal! Something tells me your life’s just gonna keep getting better…. 🙂

  85. Tess Ross

    May 6, 2013 at 12:13

    I somehow missed you turning 40! Happy very belated Birthday! I wondered how you might feel when your challenge finished so it was interesting to read this post after it was over. I blogged for the whole 366 days of 2012 and I was a bit lost afterwards! I continue to write on my blog … just not everyday. Good luck with the ‘new’ blog. Tess

  86. jobelizes

    May 27, 2013 at 14:38

    Sorry for not posting, except once, but I read your blogs until you reach 40. Wish I could do the same, but I am now 79. I am amazed by your 3000 followers. My blogsite has zero follower, hahaha! Writing remains a joy though. Just to let you know that I self-publish paperbooks for free. Congrats and belated birthday wishes.

    • 400daystil40

      May 27, 2013 at 17:05

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate your support and encouragement!


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