How to Use my Project 50 to Ignite Your Bucket List


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 How to Use my Project 50 to Ignite your Bucket List

What is my Project 50? I turned fifty years old this year, in January, and wanted to celebrate my age.  How we feel about getting old affects our health-a bunch! I wanted to prove to myself that you can celebrate an active lifestyle at any age. Hence, coming up with some goals and activities that I had never done before.  Some were items that simply need to be done-like closet clean out, colonoscopy, resume and will writing. You know what? Putting them on the list made me accountable to do them.  Others, like white water rafting, it was just a matter of making reservations and doing it!

Here are some items for items for your bucket list, or your “50 by blank time”!

The Project 50 List

Celebrate my birthday in Grenada

Eat cake for my birthday (a birthday cake!)

Make a photo album/scrapbook of all my beloved dogs

Creat a Time capsule

Visit fifty parks, whether city, county, state, or national-??

White water rafting at Ohiopyle

Organize my photos

Go kayaking


Read a Sherlock Holmes novel

Listen to some popular music and find some songs I like

Memorize a new poem

Find and attend a local yoga class

Make my husband a picture from his favorite flowers from our property

Attend an Ignite Talk

Update our wills, power of attorney, advance directives, central spot where all this will be stored

Be vegetarian for a day…or a week

Try oil pulling

Adopt a portion of the Buckeye Trail for trail maintenance

Send a note/postcard/funny card every month to both sets of parents (in addition to birthdays/anniversary) and my nephew

Figure out instagram

Eat a new fruit

Visit a new trail

Go zip lining

Give money to a homeless person without reservation

Make a gingerbread house

Attend a local festival

Break 24 hours at Umstead

Make a scarecrow for my garden

Take my bike on a mountain bike trail

Start a podcast

Snowboard or ski again

Make a sock monkey

Paint a picture

Run an obstacle course race-????

Visit a new museum

Be able to do a pull up

Get my CCW-Done!

See a bald eagle

Go orienteering

Clean out my clothes closets

Participate in a local clean up the river/lake

Update my resume

Visit Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob

Get a colonoscopy

Cook a meal for Dennis

Grow successfully some cool sunflowers

Set a new PR-??


Try a dance class

Sing karaoke

See a meteor shower

Rebrand my website

Grow a new vegetable

3 thoughts on “How to Use my Project 50 to Ignite Your Bucket List

  1. Ren Powell

    Inspiring. I am halfway through my 50th year. (technically my 51st?) I didn’t make a bucket list but did make sure I did more than one thing that scared me (my challenge every year since 45). Downhill skiing for the first time, surfing! I love the scope of your list! I’m looking forward to seeing you make your way through it.


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