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My “Before I’m 50 Years Old” Bucket List

I started writing this bucket list over a year ago.  In fact, it started off as a 40 year bucket list but looking at it today, I realized there was no way in heck I was going to get much of this done in 5 years.  It’s funny how much closer to 40 I feel at 35 then when I was 34.  I was going to make this just a general “bucket list” but I know that if I don’t put a deadline on things, it just won’t get done.  So 50 years old it is.

There are some real dreams in here (see #3 under Own) but hey, if you don’t do a little wishing, your wishes can never come true.

After reviewing what I had down on there, I saw that I could cross one off.  Wohoo!  Steve and I took a Viennese Waltz class this spring.  I don’t know how much I remember of it but crossed off it is!


1.  Viennese Waltz (April 2012)
2.  Spencerian Calligraphy (Took a Calligraphy class Sept 2013)
3.  Cake decorating (improve skill)
4.  Photoshop (improve skill)
5.  Sewing
6.  Pasta making (May 2013)
7.  To make macaroons
8.  Yoga
9.  To shoot a bow and arrow
10.  Relearn photography


1.  Alaska
2.  New York (December 2015)
3.  Ireland (August 2013)
4.  Hearst Castle  (August 2015)
5.  Mackinac Island to stay at the hotel from Somewhere in Time
6.  See the fall foliage in the east
7. Train ride to/around the Grand Canyon


1.  Complete genealogy on both sides of the family
2.  Build a railing on the front porch (90% done!)
3.  Build a fence around the front yard
4.  Have a handle on the property just once
5.  Get updated on my scrapbooking (I’m still not done with 2003)
6.  Go horse camping
7.  Find a way to cook wonderful things without having to clean the dishes after but always have a clean kitchen (I’m dreaming with this one)
8.  One thing that scares the poop out of me (went to a few SWE things with people I didn’t know)
9. Volunteer for a good cause (I’m a Girl Scout leader, 2014)
10.  Get a pen pal


1.  A horse I can ride
2.  A mini cooper
3.  A Victorian mansion (might have to wait until I’m 60 and the girls are done with college for this one)


Filed under Musing of Life