For my 40th birthday, I asked my wife if I could take 1 month and travel -- sort of a walk about. I wasn't sure what I was going to do but knew that I wanted some time for soul search and reflecting upon the next stage of my life. She happily provided this gift and the last year has been spent fantasizing about all the things I might do. I've climbed kilamanjaro, gotten a pilots license and learned to speak spanish fluently -- all in my mind. And the time is quickly approaching and I haven't made a single actual plan. I don't know what I'm actually going to do -- it is likely going to be much less aspirational and grandiose than any of the previous ideas -- but I realize that the gift I really received was teh gift to dream and fantasize! And that was a great gift in and of itself.