A few years ago I read a magazine article about a lady who was having a mini meltdown because “Oh my gosh! I am turning 40.. woe is me my life is over“?? really?! Anyways this lady decided to spice up her life so she made a list of things to do “40 things to do before she was 40“! As I read the article it felt like a challenge to me.. so I sat down and thought about somethings I wanted to do and decided since I was over 40 what was my next big number.. I am a HUGE fan of numbers ending with “0” it always kind of feels like the end of an era and the start of another stage. For as long as I can remember I always wanted to get to 50! I’m not sure what my fascination with 50 is but I can’t wait to be there.
So I decided on “50 B 4 50” and I promptly made up a list. My Bloke is my biggest supporter and so he looks at my list and comes up with bits ‘n’ pieces to check off.. So here is my list now that I am blogging you all get to come along with me. The end result will be a HUGE photo board display at my 50th birthday party!!
Here’s the list I’m up to 50 things out of 50. (ones in BOLD are completed)
- 2012- The Year of sport goal
*See the Melbourne Aces baseball team play live– (completed- Jan 22nd 2012) *Rockclimbing, indoors or outdoors it doesn’t matter(January 2013)
See an AFL match Live.(June 2017)
- 2012- Eat my way Around the World Goal
*eat every different type of food(Italian, Indian, Mongolian, Greek, French German, and Polynesian, Seafood I have a huge list!!) (Mexican- Jan 2012, Thai March 2012) Still working on this list.
Big Lap Around Australia will take care of these-
Snorkel well ( Queensland 2012)
Helicopter ride (Uluru October 2012) *More camping and hiking ( 4 times per year! Still happening but I am ticking it off as done)
Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef (Yes!! a lot of the GBR in October 2012) *Swim with the Crocodile in Darwin NT (completed March 2nd 2012- My husband shouted us a trip to Darwin for our wedding anniversary)
*eat a camel ( My Birthday dinner, sunset on Minindil beach Darwin 11th October 2012)
Go to STH Australia and find an Opal (September 2012)
*Go fishing- catch it, photograph it, clean it, cook it and eat it ( did this for my birthday October 2015- Esperance WA)
Water slides (all over Queensland 2012) *Visit Uluru (If Oprah can then bloody hell so can I!) (October 2012)
Glamour portrait with my daughters (My Daughters wedding Nov 2015)
Girls only pamper weekend (March 2017 with my bestie)
Weekend away on the motorbike (more than once if possible) (February 2011)
Tour Tasmania and include Brewery Tour and Chocolate Factory tour (January 2018!!)
*Loose 12 kilos and keep it off until my 50th party ( fist part completed Sept 2011- lost 12 kgs) (Work in progress!!)
* Swim with a shark (Green Island Queensland October 2012. Black tipped reef shark) * See a play on stage (Opera Barber of Seville Kismet Primary School 2012)
Go overseas again ( Bali April 1-10th 2017) * Fancy dress ball or party- go to one or throw one! (Amber’s 21st Birthday March 2013. Masquerade party) *Shave my head to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation (or just do it because I can!) (NYE 2012, Best most liberating thing I’ve ever done)
Go see a Live Concert (Kasey Chambers, Alan Jackson, Morgan Evans, Deni Ute Muster, October 2013)
Write my book (50,000 words so far Nov 2017)
Grow, harvest, cook and eat my own vegetables (Nov, Dec 2014)
Throw an Awesome 50th birthday party (I chose not to throw a party but I did have an amazing night with my family!) I’ll come back and update the list as I work through it..
So here we now are 2018- My 50th birthday has come and gone and as you can see I did not get this list finished… so now its just
My Bucket List!
*See Melbourne Storm Rugby team play live
*Scuba dive lesson
*swim with a turtle
*swim with the dolphins
*swim with a turtle
*swim with the dolphins
*Go to Queensland and find a Sapphire
*Stay up all night and watch the sunrise
*Go skinny dippin’
*Pamper weekend with my Bloke,
*Hot air balloon ride,
*Grow a tree for each child
*Learn a language ( Learning French on Duolingo)
*Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge,
*Go up in a glider
*Go jet boating,
*Go for a weekend to the snow,
*Sell my art (if only one piece!),
I am now 53! So I totally love your list!
Thanks Lyn it’s a fun distraction!
Yes it is!
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