When I decided to create the 40 Before 40 List, I knew that the key was going to be being organized about it. Organization is not always one of my strong points and sometimes I can be a little fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to life outside of the office.
I figured the easiest way to do this was a create a book, a book that is just for my 40 before 40 items. I wrote the main list in this book and then have assigned each number to its own page. On those pages I can write in the details. This could be the research that I'm doing for a particular item or the date something is scheduled. I thought this would keep me organized and would be almost a journal of this journey. I'm happy to say that I already have about 5-10 items that are in the works.
I also got an awesome response from friends who wanted to do certain items with me. So, if someone said they wanted to join I wrote down their name on the page for that item. It was the easiest way to know I wouldn't forget someone and perhaps help them do something on their wish list.
One that got a lot of response was a book club. I've wanted to be part of a book club for a long time but the hardest part has been finding a club. When so many local women said that they wanted to do a book club too I figured I would take it a step further....start a club! I'm happy to say that there are about 10 people who are going to join in the book club and we should have our first book picked this week and our first meeting at the end of February!