Saturday, 23 February 2013

Fifty 50

In 50 days time, I'll be 50 years old. How the hell did that happen?
It doesn't seem right somehow, not that it's wrong to be 50, just that it doesn't seem right that it's happening to me, not now anyway. Where did all the years go? It only seems five minutes since I was a girl and I can remember leaving school like it was yesterday.
Having said all that it is happening and to be honest I'm alright with it. I don't have a problem hitting this particular milestone, other than the fact that I thought it would take me a lot longer to get here, and I plan to embrace it.
How so, you may ask.
By coming up with a list of 50 things to do when I'm 50 is my answer. I plan on coming up with 50 things that I want to do in this momentous year and hopefully achieve most if not all of them. I have to tell you that coming up with that list was harder than you might think. It was certainly harder than I thought it would be.
To be honest it is still a work in progress. By the time D Day arrives I hope that I will have come up with 50 things but at this stage I am stuck on 16. Oh hang on, make that 17 - I've just thought of something else.
I'll let you in on what the 50 things are but I will warn you now that bungee jumping and marathon running will not be appearing on the list. For me this process is about doing some things that will have a special meaning to me not a way of trying to pretend that I am some wacky creature that is game for anything.
I hope I can interest a few of you in popping over here from time to time to see how I'm getting along.


  1. What a good idea.

    Like you, I'm left wondering where the years have gone. I remember a time when 30 sounded so old. But I'm going to be 48 next week - and, these days 50 seems young.


  2. I just turned 50 in January, and am still in a state of shock! Maybe I should have made a list of things to achieve, to cushion the blow :o)

  3. Suzanne you are so right. I can remember thinking "at the turn of the century I'll be 37" and thinking that my life would be almost over by then because it seemed so old and yet here we are 13 years later.
    Karen they say that 50 is the new 40 but I'm not buying it - especially when I'm trying to drag my body out of bed in the morning.
    Thanks for popping over ladies.

  4. I turned 40 last year. My life began, apparently. Well you're still a spring chicken then.

    Having a list of goals is a great idea. I've made a few in the past and easily achieved some, and forced myself to do others. It's the challenges that's the fun bit. I think.

  5. You're practically a child at 40 Debbie. Coming up with the lit is proving to be something of a challenge in itself.


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