Friday, July 15, 2011

50 Before 50

So here it is!  This is my 50 Before 50 list(in no particular order).  These are things I want to accomplish/do before I turn 50 in 5 1/2 years.  I reserve the right to swap out for something better.  :)  Some of my choices might raise eyebrows, but I hope you understand the lightheartedness with which I put this list together...purposing to step outside my comfort zone as much as possible, stretch, and grow as a person/woman.  Feel free to laugh!  Enjoy!  JH

1. Get a Passport

2. Gallop a horse along a beach

3. Become a runner – Run a 5K to prove it.

4. Learn to be a friendly neighbor

5. See the Northern Lights

6. Learn to rock a hula hoop

7. Cloister alone for a weekend – speak to no human

8. Go fishing for the first time

9. Find a Sushi I like

10. Lose 30 pounds

11. Visit Mt. Rainier

12. Pay for the meal of the person behind me in the drivethrough

13. Make Pottery on a wheel

14. Kiss at the top of the Empire State Building

15. Take Guitar lessons – Play a song for someone to prove it.

16. Get a Brazillian Wax

17. Surprise a friend

18. Surprise myself
19. Have a drink at Starbucks on the 40th floor of the Columbia tower (2nd highest Starbucks in the world)

20. Buy a Serger and learn how to use it.

21. Find a red wine I enjoy

22. Sky dive

23. Ride in a helicopter

24. Volunteer at Children’s Hospital

25. Take a swim class – learn Swimmer’s breathing & End of lane Flip

26. Ride a zip line – in an exotic place

27. Read the Bible straight through in a weekend.

28. Go river rafting

29. Hike by moon light

30. Wear a real flower lei in Hawaii

31. Take a class about the Stock Market

32. Remove my Age spot

33. Ride a Jet ski

34. Snorkel off a tropical island

35. Take Piano lessons

36. Get a tattoo

37. Take an art class

38. Learn to surf

39. Master Crocheting

40. Dance like no one is watching

41. Learn to eat proficiently with chopsticks

42. Go Vegetarian for a month

43. Build a dining room table (and chairs?)

44. See an Opera

45. Take a Spanish Class

46. Knit something for myself with “expensive” yarn

47. Skinny dip

48. Take a flower arranging class

49. Treat myself to a spa weekend

50. Ice Skate at Rockefeller Center


  1. Wow! I will join you on numbers 2 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 16 17 18 19 23 24 26 28 29 30 31 33 34 36 37 40 41 42 44 47 48 49 & 50. I might have to make my own list! LOVE this!

  2. I'm working on my list...

    And just to let you know, I've already accomplished 12 of your items, but I'm not telling which ones. :)

    See you Thursday!


  3. I didn't know you wanted to get a tattoo! I would love to hear more about this one! ;) I love your list. I told Joel I need to make a 30 things before 30 list.

  4. So I just re-read your list and I realized that I've done 8 things off your list! #3,8,11,16,17,40,42 an 45. I've been working on my list for sometime, I just need to publish it. ;) I'm afraid I might "copy" some of your ideas but only because they are things I've always wanted to do too! ;) I love seeing your updats abut what you're accomplishing off your list!