50 before 50

I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming… suddenly you find – at the age of 50, say – that a whole new life has opened before you.
— Agatha Christie

Fifty seems like a moment. So, I am leaning in with a plan to have some fun, and do some things I haven’t gotten around to. What am I waiting for? I’ll be chronicling these adventures here on the blog, I’d love for you to join me on this journey… or better yet, share what’s on your list! Click here to learn more

Paint night
See the northern lights again
Missions trip
Run a 5k
Go Cart racing



Broadway show



Visit Oregon
Write and teach a leadership class (Guest speaker at a retreat)
Sailboat cruise
Theme park
Finish my quilt
Visit New Orleans
Give to an organization I believe in
Climb Mt. Monadnock



Play laser tag
Guest post on a blog
Visit Key West
Give to someone I believe in
Bike the Cape Cod trail
Play in an adult arcade
Launch self-hosted website



Spend a day exploring the Boston Public Library
Visit Montreal
Use my blog to raise awareness and gather resources for a real-world need
Develop a mindfulness practice
Swim in the warm ocean
Take a pottery class



Duck boat tour
Forgive someone
Walk to Mordor (1779 miles)
Jet ski
Get a tattoo
Visit Norman Rockwell Museum
Offer someone a second chance
Take a photography class
Visit the 9/11 memorial NYC
Give more than I owe
Dance lessons
Rope swing


Vineyard tour
Visit Hawaii
Serve a meal to someone who can’t repay
Go camping in Acadia
Giant Slide
Reach 250 posts
Read to a child
Ski lesson
Take a cooking class
A day at the spa

Do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many.