Tuesday, January 10, 2012

50 Before 50 - Update 01/11/12

Some exciting things have been crossed off my list.  I will share the details of each coming up soon.  What I have realized after some reflection is that this 50 Before 50 list, as frivilous and silly as some of it is, has caused me to look forward, plan, and enjoy anticipation in a way I haven't for years.  It's been a fabulous experience!  I look forward with excited anticipation at all that is left.  OH!  and as I said...I reserve the right to swap out one for something better...and I will be doing that very soon.  I turned 45 in December...that means I only have 5 years left...I better get busy!  J. 

So here it is...my updated 50 Before 50 list:

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 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(I have them, one for me and one for Hannah...soon)

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

8. Go fishing for the first time

9. Find a Sushi I like(working on this one...more on this later)

10. Lose 30 pounds(unfortunately as is standard for me the 6 I lost have found their way back...but I'm not giving up!)

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 (08/29/11 - Surprised my friend Peggy on her 47th birthday. 21 of us gathered at our local Taco Time to show Peggy how loved she is. Happy Birthday my dear friend! I love you!)

18. Surprise myself

19. Have a drink at Starbucks on the 40th floor of the Columbia tower (2nd highest Starbucks in the world) (watch for an upcoming post on this)

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

21. Find a red wine I enjoy(more on this in an upcoming post)

22. Sky dive

23. Ride in a helicopter

24. Volunteer at Children’s Hospital

25. Take a swim class – learn Swimmer’s breathing and 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(YES I ACTUALLY DID IT!!!  Watch for an upcoming post about it)

37. Take an art class

38. Learn to surf

39. Master Crocheting(watch for an upcoming post on this one)

40. Dance like no one is watching

41. Learn to eat proficiently with chopsticks(I've bought them...and have begun working on it...can you say awkward?!?)

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 comment:

  1. Okay so now I'm dying to know which one you're swapping, and for what!!