50 Things

When we cannot do or have the things we want, we tend to want them more. We think about traveling to places near and far, fun things we want to do, and things we want to buy. (At this point, I would be happy to go to Target and walk up and down each aisle looking at things I don’t need but end up buying just because.)

Many moons ago, a best friend of mine came up with a list of 40 Things To Do Before Turning 40. I was blessed to be able to mark some of those things off of her list with her. So I made my own list of 40 Things. Some of the things I had never done. Other items were things I had not done in a while and wanted to do them again. I was able to mark over half my items off the list and had fun doing every single one.

Time has passed, and now I have a 50 List. This time, I have several years to work on it rather than just one year like I did with my 40 list. I hope I can complete more of the list this time, and if not, I will have so much fun trying.

50 things before 50

1. Mardi Gras

2. Candlelight dinner on a beach

3. Get a bike with a basket

4. Go to a lantern festival

5. Go to choir singing, hat wearing church where people say hallelujah

6. Attend a Halloween party – all dressed up

7. Wales, England and Highclere Castle

8. Fall foliage tour

9. Stand under a natural waterfall

10. See a play in NYC

11. Swim with the swimming pigs in the Bahamas

12. Stand-up paddle boarding

13. Go on an unplanned trip

14. Get a massage on the beach

15. Go to a drag queen show☑️

16. Stand in 4 corners – AZ, UT, NM, and CO

17. Go to a ballet or opera

18. Waste a bottle of champagne FI style

19. Parasailing

20. Stay in an over-the-water bungalow

21. Go sailing

22. Take ballroom dancing lessons again

23. Atlantic City

24. Be my own boss

25. Learn to play chess

26. Ice skating in Central Park

27. Go horseback riding

28. Swim with the dolphins

29. Go on a motorcycle ride

30. Visit a state I’ve never been to

31. Zip lining

32. Spend an entire day in bed just because

33. Grand Canyon

34. Get my fortune read

35. Do something that scares me

36. Carve my name in a tree

37. Write a book/start a blog☑️

38. See one of MY favorite artists in concert

39. Fly first class somewhere (on purpose)

40. Visit a National Park

41. Colorado or Lake Tahoe – snow, fireplace, hot cocoa and a good book

42. Hot tub while snowing

43. Meet someone famous

44. Start a garden

45. Send individual notes to all my loved ones

46. Send a care package to a deployed military member

47. Escape an Escape Room

48. Spa day with friends

49. Cabana…Vegas…

50. 50th Birthday Party


51. Leave a note in a library book

52. Climb a tree

53. Tie a message to a balloon and let it go

54. White water rafting

55. Send a message in a bottle

56. Go to a black tie event wearing a hot black dress

57. Make a mixed CD for a friend ☑️

58. Call an old friend and have dinner to catch up

59. Buy a piece of jewelry from Tiffany’s

60. Learn a foreign language

61. Write a note in a book and leave it in an airport

Over these past few weeks, I think we all are looking forward to getting the world back to normal and doing things again. For me, I think this is a pretty good list to start with.

What would you put on your list? Your list doesn’t have to be about your age. It can be things you want to do this year or even this summer. I love having things to look forward to. What do you want to do first? Whatever it may be, have fun with it. Include good friends and family. Take photos and mark things off. Oh the fun you will have.

xoxo, Jane Anne

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