The 40 by 40 Project is written by Angie Teater, a New York-based interior designer & travel writer. The Project begins on Angie's 39th birthday (March 11, 2017) with only 365 days to accomplish everything on the list before turning big Four-Oh! 

Forty goals. One year. Endless possibilities.

#3: Ride in a Helicopter

#3: Ride in a Helicopter

Yes, it's true, I've managed to live 39 years and 5 months without ever setting foot inside a helicopter. I'm not sure how that happened, since I live in a city where they buzz around like flies. Maybe it's my dislike of teeny, tiny spaces while going very, very high? Maybe it's because I've seen way too many movies where the chopper gets tangled in the jungle treetops or smashes into a mountain or is taken down by a flock of geese? Whatever the reason, I had a few fears to face as I (bravely?) boarded a tiny air contraption to see the City from the sky. 

My urban adventure was purchased through Groupon - three cheers for saving a few bucks on the bucket list! I showed up for my booking and was ushered to a packed waiting room, which was...yeah...not fun. Sorry, not sorry. But despite the longggggg 45 minute wait time (due to bad weather earlier in the day) I have to concede it was hella worth it! 

First, I was lucky enough to get the Front Row Seat next to the pilot which basically means I got THE BEST VIEWS! Second, the morning storms not only cleared but left behind a brilliantly blue sky and the fluffiest white clouds imaginable. Dare I say, my lucky stars aligned and made all my Buckeklist dreams come true!

#21: Do Something That Scares Me

#21: Do Something That Scares Me

#17: Walk a Meditation Labyrinth

#17: Walk a Meditation Labyrinth