My ‘Before 50’ Bucket List

At the very end of last year (damn December birthday) I turned 25. Everyone says it’s one of the milestone birthday’s as it’s halfway to 50 but I’m not too convinced, it goes 21 then 30, right? 

Either way, it got me to thinking about all of the things that I want to tick off my bucket list before I turn the big 5-0!

I know, I know, it’s miles away yet. But you know me, I like to plan in advance and love a good list, so when Acorn Stairlifts challenged me to list the things I wanted to do before I turn 50, I couldn’t resist!

Things I want to do before I turn 50

Swim with Sea Turtles - I have wanted to do this for as long as I can remember and honestly, I don’t know where it all stemmed from. I *think* I get to live out this dream in Bali this year and I can’t wait, it’s going to be so incredible. I think I might need to buy a go pro just for the occasion. 

The Inca Trail - Another thing I have wanted to tick off my list for a long time and I hope that it’s something I get to do soon as both me and my boyfriend want to go. I know I need to be a lot fitter than I am to do it, but it will be an incredible achievement when I do.

Fly First Class - I feel like this is a right of passage in some way, is that just me? I hope that either through my work or for my imaginary honeymoon, that I get to fly first class before I turn 50!

See every species of Penguin - I mentioned this on Twitter the other day and everyone said that it’s such a great goal. When I was working at London Zoo and living my dream working by the penguins everyday, I made a promise to myself that I would see every species there is before I turn 50! It might take some doing but I am determined. 

Visit New York - I still can’t believe I haven’t done this yet! One day (soon) I hope to be living out one of my oldest dreams and visiting New York!

Go on a Cruise - I am petrified of boats but for some reason I feel like if I’m on a bigger boat, I won’t be as scared. It makes perfect sense, right? I think I’d have to start small but a cruise is definitely something I want to experience before I am 50 - especially if it’s a Disney one 😉

Go on a Trip Where I Plan as I go along - I always see people doing this and it has intrigued me so much! As a serial planner I would be so out of my comfort zone, but I think it would be a great experience to book a one way ticket and plan the rest of my trip as I go along!

Visit all the Disney Parks - So far I have only visited Paris so I think I have some work to do on this, but I really hope to be able to say I have visited all of the parks!

Learn a new Language - I have tried so many times to learn a new language and failed each and every time. Hopefully now I am travelling more and have a bit more time on my hands, I’ll be able to adjust to learning a new one easily. I’m thinking Spanish. 

Volunteer - I am ashamed to say I haven’t volunteered before and I’d really like to focus on putting some of my time into helping others. Whether it’s abroad or right here in the UK, it’s definitely something I want to look more into.

Go on a Retreat - I am ATTACHED to my laptop and my phone so I’d really love to take a week where I put down the electronics and go on a retreat.

Run a Marathon - I can’t even walk to the shop and back without tiring myself out at the moment, but I think that’s what makes me even more determined to do this. Even if I walk, I’ll be happy knowing I have achieved one of my goals.

Go to a Music Festival - I know, I know. I’ve never been to a music festival before *que mass unfollow* and I’d really like to change that, preferably closer to 25 than 50.

Maybe this year will be the year?

Write a Book - Even if it is something that never sees the light of day, I’d love to write a book and I have wanted to since I could read. I WILL do this.

What would you like to do before you turn 50? 

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  1. March 2, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    Such an inspiring bucket list! New York, the Disney Parks and a retreat are definitely on my list, too! 🙂

    Scent of Summer

  2. March 12, 2018 / 8:34 am

    Visit all the Disney parks and hike the Inca Trail are both on my bucket list too! You have some awesome things on your list. Swimming with sea turtles would be incredible 😍

    Chloe ❤️

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