Saturday, January 21, 2012

Update(with Changes) 50 Before 50 - 01/21/12

From the beginning I have said that I reserve the right to swap out for something better and that is what I am doing today.  The more I thought about doing a couple of them, the less I wanted to. 

Oh, and for the record I intend to accomplish the following in 2012:  #'s  9, 10, 16, 23, 26, 30, 33, 34, 38, 41, and 47.  I will begin working toward #'s 3, 4, 6, 15, 39, and 43

So with out further adieu(whatever that means.)

Drum Roll Please...........................
Here is my changed and 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

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(I'm back down 7...YEAH!)

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 Sorry Red wine...I don't like you.  #21 is now:  Buy and use Snow Shoes

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. I don't feel like this quick skim gives the reverence this is due.  #27 is now: Devote an entire weekend to serving others.

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(watch for an upcoming post on this one)

40. Dance like no one is watching

41. Learn to eat proficiently with chopsticks

42. Go Vegetarian for a month  I have decided I love meat too much to forsake it for that long #42 is now: Learn to Tango - Perform for an audience. 

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. Good job, Jeanne. :)

    I'll join you on #10

    Can't wait to laugh with you next weekend!


  2. This is a wonderful list - and I really hope you work your way through it! I shall be very interested to read how you do. I came across your blog because I have just set myself the challenge of achieving 50 goals before the end of my 5oth year (just to give an extra 12 months). Best wishes - Nick. My blog is here -