40 x 40 List (Updated April 30, 2015)

40I have been challenged by my lovely wife to come up with a 40 by 40 list.  It took a few weeks to complete the list as coming up with 25 items wasn’t that difficult but the last 15 were stretching.

I will periodically update the list and my progress.


  1. Finish balsa wood biplane
  2. Basement tools organization system
  3. Go sailing
  4. 1500 blog posts [This is post 787]
  5. Get violin tuned and play the violin
  6. 3 DIY projects [Basement organization shelving system]
  7. Categorize and create online list of books/ebooks


  1. Lead 3 people to the Lord
  2. Read Charnock’s 2 volume set
  3. Read Schaff’s 8 volume set [Finished Volumes 1 – 4]
  4. Author/co-author 3 books
  5. Read through the OT 6 more times [1 down]
  6. Read through the NT 12 more times [2 down]
  7. Help plant a new church
  8. Take 4 people all the way through the Oasis/GCA Higher Ground discipleship series


16. Compete in a triathalon/dualathalon
17. Complete the Advocare 24 day challenge [Completed January 28, 2015]
18. Complete P90X
19. Complete the Recon Ron pull-up workout routine [Just over 50% done]


20. Eat at The Pearl
21. Eat 5 new foods [Melt’s Winter Chicken]
22. Cook 6 new foods [1. Brie on the grill: Yum.; 2. Orange Spice Chicken: Too Dry; 3. Pan-Seared Tilapia with boiled red potatoes and sauteed green beans: Yum]
23. Participate in a coffee cupping [09/06/14, Wonderful experience through Columbus Food Adventures]


24. Cut school debt in half
25. Double my retirement savings
26. Increase income to 2.5 times current level (I work in a field that doesn’t pay much, so this isn’t me aiming to be rich)


27. Become a father
28. See a set of family members no longer unchurched
29. Upgrade my car
30. Upgrade our housing


31. Go to the beach as an immediate family
32. See Yellowstone National Park
33. Camp out under the stars
34. Go to the Wilds
35. Go Ziplining
36. Go to the Ohio cave/caverns


37. Become independently licensed as a counselor
38. Lead a counseling workshop [Anxiety Workshop at Arlington Dental Group]
39. Have at least 20 clients a week for at least 4 weeks straight
40. Counsel 300 clients [Past & Current = 94 clients]


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