50 Things To Do Before Turning 50

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50 Things To Do Before Turning 50

It is true. I will be turning 50 in 2023. Most of the things on this list have nothing to do with travel. Some things will take a year to accomplish, and others are one-time events. I thought hard to find 50 things on this list, but I started thinking of things I wanted to do. It was easy. I will be updating this list during the year, and providing updates on my progress.

1. Cut down my own Christmas tree

2. Learn to play the piano to play a song (song to be determined)

3 Get in to Lake Michigan

4 Oscar Movie Marathon in Theatre

5 Learn one trick with a hula hoop

6 Bake a cake from scratch

7 Take a pottery class

8 Silk press hair in a salon

9 Solo camping trip

10 Go roller skating

11 Learn a Lizzo song on the flute

12 Throw a slumber party

13 Chicago river kayaking

14 Learn to drive a stick shift

15 Take a dance class

16 Drive Route 66 to California in a van

17 Visit Upper Peninsula in Michigan

18 Visit all five Great Lakes

19 Mississippi river cruise

20 Rent a luxury car for the day

21 Stay in a hotel/Airbnb by the ocean

22 Jog/run a half marathon

23 Jog/Run a full marathon

24 Build a snowman

25 Decorate a gingerbread house

26 Tattoo – I still have Myles to travel.

27 Ride on a motorcycle

28 Rent a boat on Lake Michigan

29 visit Las Vegas (my mother’s last trip)

30 Mason wing walk in Washington

31 Wear new clothes from the closet

32 Learn to swim

33 Visit Antarctica

34 Ride bike 17 miles (one way) Erie Lackawanna trail

35 Fly first class (Qatar Airlines)

36 Art class (drawing or oil painting)

37 Date night with myself once a month

38 Eat at a Michelin-star restaurant

39 Perform a poem or story at open mic night

40 Pay off all credit card debt

41 Publish a fictional short story

42 Buy a diamond jewelry

43 Go to Medieval Times

44 Murder mystery dinner

45 Fly to a city for one day

46 Complete an Advanced sewing project

47 Read all of the unread books I have (10+ books)

48 Fly in a helicopter

49 Play Mas in Carnival in Trinidad

50 Spend my 50th birthday out of the country (Destination to be determined)

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    Bisa Myles

    I am a breast cancer survivor and plus-size adventurer traveling the world and capturing every mile as I go. I still have miles to travel.

    • Mia Ransom Parnell
      Posted at 17:46h, 24 December Reply

      Hey Bisa, what a wonderful plan and a great idea! Maybe I’ll get an opportunity to participate in some of your adventures and celebrate you. Here’s to a successful and prosperous 2023!!!

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    • Dana Rose
      Posted at 03:18h, 02 April Reply

      These are great suggestions! I have done a lot of it from this list, however still have to do plenty!

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