My birthday has been and gone, and our special holiday to Bali might be over – but the party is only just getting started!
This year I want to try to do 50 special things in honour of my 50th birthday.
Such a milestone birthday deserves a year long celebration, don’t you agree?!
I’m calling it the Festival of 50, and here’s what I’m hoping to do, see, try and experience in 2017.
1 – Head overseas for a holiday (I can already tick this one!).
2 – Go on a scenic helicopter ride.
3 – Try glamping.
4 – Go on an underwater experience (yup, did this in Bali too 😉 – blog post to come!)
5 – See David Strassman and Ted E Bare live (tickets booked for May).
6 – Go to the theatre at least once.
7 – Ride in a limo.
8 – Go to the planetarium (haven’t been since I was a kid!).
9 – Do at least one bloggy junket (like this one last year, with Princess Cruises).
10 – Feed/Swim with dolphins.
11 – Ride a jetski.
12 – Try indoor skydiving.
13 – Ride a segway.
14 – Stay at a five star hotel.
Health, Beauty & Fitness
15 – Book in for my free mammogram (oh joy).
16 – Participate in the Rotary Bowel Scan.
17 – Have the annoying (but harmless) skin tags around my shoulders and bra line removed.
18 – Have laser treatment to get rid of the broken capillaries on my nose and chin.
19 – Enquire about cosmetic treatment (Botox? Collagen?) for the big wrinkle between my eyes (I don’t have to get it, just enquire about it!).
20 – Try aquarobics.
21 – See a podiatrist (seeing as the corn removal pads didn’t work).
22 – Do a beginner’s yoga class.
23 – Try golf.
24 – Have a rose petal bath.
25 – Try a flotation tank.
26 – Try belly dancing (I’ve already got the belly, may as well put it to good use!).
27 – Have my legs waxed (as I never have before).
28 – Go to a day spa.
29 – Try some new foods.
30 – Have a glamour photo shoot.
31 – Keep a gratitude jar.
32 – Read 50 books.
33 – Successfully grow zucchini.
34 – Donate to a Christmas hamper.
35 – Wear a bikini at the beach.
36 – Go to the Eumundi markets on the Sunshine Coast (I’ve never been).
37 – Do a basic photography course or class.
38 – Have my picture taken with somebody famous.
39 – Be an extra in a TV show / movie.
40 – Knit a scarf.
41 – Win a competition.
42 – Drink juice from a fresh coconut!
43 – Organise a family portrait.
44 – Apply to go on a TV quiz or reality show.
45 – Get a house cleaner.
46 – Splash out on a new bedroom suite (after 27 years, it’s time …).
47 – Expand my business as an SEO copywriter, by signing up at least five new regular clients (ten would be better)!
48 – Go on a conference.
49 – Refresh my business plan.
50 – Create a product for my blog (eg an e-book).
It’s a bold plan, don’t you think?
Will I complete all of them? I doubt it, but that’s okay. I figure it’s better to have something to aim for, than nothing at all.
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Is anybody else celebrating a “Festival of 50” (or another milestone birthday) this year?!