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Thursday, November 17, 2016

My Forty Before Forty is here finally!

Can't believe it's already time to make my 40 before 40. Phew, definitely feeling so old (Laughing Out Really Loud with Blurred Eyes). Nevertheless, feeling much wiser, much better and better in all ways,  much stronger, much happier and content. Many things have changed,  I am certainly not the person I used to be. I am more calm, more matured, more learned and much kinder. I don't have any wrinkles yet, my face doesn't show any signs of aging, I feel happy, I feel grateful.  More importantly, I realize nothing is for free, you have to earn everything and the charm of earning it is incredible. From simple things like money, vacation to bigger ones like respect, change and love, everything requires your hard work, determination and positive energy. As I turned 30 this October, I believe I have the potential to be more better, make differences and raise higher. Ok then, my 40 before 40 is here:

I. Self Awareness/Development and Growth:

1. Be an Active Blogger. Publish at least an article every month (more on personal development and growth) making it 120 articles eh?

2. Make Self Care a Priority (taking care of my own inner development and growth, physical health, fitness, beauty, habits, everything that makes a difference to me). Improve my Eye Sight

3. Develop a regular, serious Meditation and Yoga habits; Pray Every day; Go on a Meditation Retreat.

4. Read and Buy a lot of Books, at least a book every month like always. That would make 120 books in 10 years?

2016: 

    1. November: The Girl You Left Behind - Jojo Moyes
    2. December: A Place Called Here - Cecelia Ahern 

2017:

   3. January: To the boys i have loved before - Jenny Han
   4. January: P.S I Still Love you - Jenny Han
   5. May: Mrs. Funnybones - Twinkle Khanna
   6. May: How The Secret Changed my Life- Rhonda Byrne
   7. June: You can heal your life - Louise Hay 
   8. June: The Power Rhonda Byrne (For the third time)
   9. June: The Magic Rhonda Byrne
 10. August: Brida - Paulo Coelho
 11. September: Milk and Honey - Rupi Kaur


5. Visit or see H.H the Dalai Lama in real. (The only person I dream of seeing in person since a child)

6. Start a Recurring Deposit (in other words start saving a little (Laughs)) Yes :)

7. Stay Positive in all situations. Complain lesser about everything. Practice Gratitude.

8. Visit a New Place you have not been to, every year.

2016:
    1. November:  Chimi Lhakhang, Punakha (Was on my 'place to visit' list :))

2017:
    1. February: Darjeeling and Sikkim, India
    2. April - June: 10 new gewogs :)  and Bukay Dham in Samtse 
    3. June: Pedong Goempa, Kalimpong
    4. September - Yogyakarta, Indonesia

9. Write and Publish a Book.

10. Ride a Horse/a Camel just for a short time (not tire the poor soul though). I am striking this off because the more I think about it, the more cruel I find it. Why, have fun in the expense of someone's pain. Instead, Why not have a Tattoo or Donate Blood or run a Marathon? Yes :)

11. Buy and Drive a SUV: I always loved big cars (LOL)

    12. Plan a Holiday Destination to Venice, Bali or anywhere nice/silent/romantic and surrounded by water.

      13.  Find or be in a Job where I am truly happy and enjoy myself.

      14. Find a Lone Time once in a well and spend it well.

    15. Spend lesser time on Social Media (No phone in bed, while eating, during gatherings, while talking, in public, etc.)
  
      16.  Work on my bad Temper and overly Sensitive nature; Cry less.

      17.  Don't talk about anyone Behind their Back.

      18.  Don't Judge People.
   
      19. Work hard, stay Determined and Focused.

      20. Stop Procrastination and work on Time Management.

      21. Pursue Poetry: I realized lately, I am quite Poetic too :P

      22. Be a Morning Person.

      23. Keep every Mondays Meat/Alcohol/Tobacco/Egg free. 
   
      24. Learn Swimming finally. Play more Water Sports.
   
     25.  Create my dream home (a Vast Collection of Good Books, Beautiful decorative pieces, plenty of flowers and indoor plants, Exotic Furniture, Best TV Set and Music System, Best Home Appliances, etc etc.. :-P)
   
      26. Live life every day, savor every seconds.

II. For Family, Friends, Loved ones:

27. Take Family for a Trip outside Bhutan :)

28. Buy good gifts, show love & appreciation, visit and spend time with Family and close friends more often.

 29. Celebrate every loved ones birthday with love. Surprise them and make their day memorable.

30. Be there for Loved Ones when they are in need of you. Pray for them, Wish good for them, Think well of them. Support, Help and Guide them with all your heart.

III. In Pursuit of being a Good/Better Being:

      31. Volunteer and donate for Good Causes and Make a Difference in someone's life; Get gifts for unknown little kids and make them happy. (without any expectations)

      32. Buy School Uniforms for 50 needy Students.

      33. Buy Food for 50 hungry People - two done :)

      34. Be polite with everyone every day, Help and Support people as much as possible.

      35. Do an act of Kindness every day without expecting anything in return.
   
      36. Visit a Monastery every month and pray for all sentient beings :)
             
     2016:

         1. November: Chimi Lhakhang, Punakha
               2. December: Shiva Mandir, Samtse; Zangtopelri Lhakhang, Thimphu

2017:

         1. January: Tango and Chari Monasteries; Anim Dratshang; Changangkha Lhakhang, Thimphu
               2. February: Tathagata tsal, Samdruptse and Char Dham in Sikkim; Durpin Lhakhang in                                           Kalimpong, India
   
              3. March: 
              4. April: Bukay Dham and two Shivalaya Mandirs in Samtse 
              5. May: Sangchen Dorjee Gonpa, PedongKalimpong.
              6. June: Sawreyni Lhakhang in Samtse
              7. July: Shiva Mandir, Samtse
              8. August: Dechenphug Lhakhang, Dem Lhakhang, Anim Dratshang and Changangkha                                          Lhakhang,Thimphu

IV. Into Nature

37. Go on a Trekking/Hiking/Camping. 

2016:

    1. Camping, Zomlingthang, Punakha (November 19)

38. Buy a DSLR camera and Pursue my interest in Photography.

39. Sleep under the stars.

2016:

    1. Slept under the stars; watching and counting them (November 19 - Zomlingthang, Punakha)

40. Get closer and deeper into the heart of nature: Love, Appreciate and Spend time with nature.