Today I turn 39. Today I enter the last year of my 30s. Today I begin my 40 Before 40 project!

And this will be my obsession for the next 366 days, so brace yourself!

I love lists and I am completely obsessed with setting and going after goals, so making a list of 40 things to do before I turn 40 is the best gift I could give myself.

I’ll be tracking my progress on my Instagram Stories, so I hope you will follow along @seejavaciawrite.

This year will be 366 days to become the fierce and fabulous woman I want to be in my 40s.

I know that this next year will test my faith and my strength like no year before ever has. But I’m ready.

Let’s do this!

  1. Write a book I’m proud of. 
  2. Write for 10 of my favorite national print or digital publications. 
  3. Become an active member of the Birmingham Association of Black Journalists.
  4. Become an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
  5. Interview one of my role models.
  6. Get featured on the Brown Girls Who Write Instagram account.
  7. Launch a podcast. 
  8. Host a writing workshop with Reckon Women. 
  9. Teach a writing class at ArtPlay.  
  10. Have my first  $10K month as a writerpreneur.
  11. Get a BhamWiki page. – DONE! See my page here.
  12. Revamp the See Jane Write website.
  13. Revamp 
  14. Buy a new car. 
  15. Get a new passport. 
  16. Use my new passport. 
  17. Travel abroad with my husband. 
  18. Do a photoshoot with my husband. 
  19. Help organize WordCamp Birmingham 2020. 
  20. Join the Dream Team at Church of the Highlands Fultondale.
  21. Host a Church of the Highlands small group at my house. 
  22. Host a Girls Day In at my house.
  23. Host a Girls Night Out at Dread River Distillery.
  24. Speak at Creative Mornings. 
  25. Raise $2K for The Women’s Fund. 
  26. Walk for exercise for at least 3o minutes for 366 consecutive days. 
  27. Organize a team for Birmingham’s breast cancer walk. 
  28. Complete my 3rd half marathon. 
  29. Try all of the fitness classes offered at Railroad Park. 
  30. Take a class at Intercity Dance Collective. 
  31. Survive a Three15 fitness class. 
  32. Become an affiliate for a fitness brand. 
  33. Make a new friend. 
  34. Meet one social media friend IRL. 
  35. Record a Get Ready with Me video. 
  36. Go to an All Elite Wrestling show. 
  37. Buy 7 new bras that fit properly. 
  38. Have a lingerie photoshoot. 
  39. Reach 10K followers on Instagram. 
  40. Plan my 40th birthday trip. 

What do you hope to do before your next milestone birthday?