50 Remix– Things I Will Do in the Next Half-Century
Posted Feb 20 2009 7:22pm
I’m feeling a bit exposed. Most women refuse to reveal their age after about 25. Today marks my 50th birthday. Yesterday I looked back at 50 things I’ve already done. Today I look forward to things I will do in the next 50 years. And yes, I do intend to live to 100 or beyond in health, wealth, and happiness. So here’s my list. As of about ten o’clock this morning, I’ll already be crossing number one off the list
Then my sweet hubby is planning a weekend birthday trip starting Friday. Let the fun begin and bring on the next 50!
1. Celebrate my 50 th birthday at Disney World.
2. Take a Mediterranean cruise.
3. Live in Italy for at least a year.
4. Become fluent in Italian.
5. Visit the Louvre in Paris.
6. Visit the Guggenheim museum in NYC
7. Visit the Museum of Modern Art in NYC
8. Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC
9. Spend at least two days exploring the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC
10. Spend a week in Germany during Oktoberfest
11. Visit Spain
12. Travel South America
13. Ride the entire Pacific Coast Highway on my motorcycle
14. Ride the entire Blue Ridge Parkway on my motorcycle
15. Ride my motorcycle at Daytona bike week
16. Attend Sturgis motorcycle rally
17. Earn a PhD in some obscure field that is fun to learn
18. Teach that obscure course at some University and be an eclectic professor
19. Open and thrive in my dream business - coffee shop - motorcycle tours - bed and breakfast
20. Be a professor-in-residence at NYU
21. See Niagara Falls
22. Visit the Grand Canyon
23. Go tandem hang gliding off Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga TN
24. Cradle newborn grandchildren (I’ll adopt some if needed)
25. Spoil grandchildren
26. Take grandchildren for first motorcycle adventures
27. Own and enjoy a beachfront cottage
28. Learn to play the cello or string bass (maybe both)
29. Learn to dance American Standard ballroom and dance in competitions
30. Get paid for my photography
31. Become a famous chef (think Julia Child)
32. Meet Oprah and be a guest on her show
33. Write and publish a book
34. Have a summer home in the mountains and a winter home in Key West
35. Pay off all student and parent loans on or before youngest daughter completes college in 2012
36. Visit the Uffizi in Florence, Italy - I ran out of time visiting all the other museums on my last trip
37. Complete culinary school at CIA or an apprenticeship in Europe
38. Visit Egypt and see the pyramids and Sphinx
39. Spend a week or two in Washington DC visiting all the historical sites and the White House
40. Start a community Farmer’s Market
41. Start an Edible Schoolyard program at a local elementary school
42. Invent something and secure a patent for it
43. Make a quilt
44. Travel the US in a camper with a built-in motorcycle garage
45. Learn to ride and handle my motorcycle like a motorcycle police officer
46. Place first in motorcycle skills competition at a state rally
47. Play my French Horn in a community orchestra
48. Learn to use social media more effectively
49. Earn total income through passions and quit corporate job
50. Use talents to help other women reach their full potential.
I’ve seen a most amazing phenomenon and many people have written about it. I have even experienced it first-hand. Those things that we write down we usually do. Somehow the brain makes a connection with the written word as if we have programmed it. Just by writing it down, we are already on the way to realizing it. Then by making it public, as in this blog post, it makes it even more likely as I now become accountable for my vision.