Getting it going

The fact that I’m 50 is hardly news anymore but after a few months of easing into it, I have decided I have to make it count. This is sort of a collection of resolutions, too late really to actually be called New Year’s Resolutions as we are well into the New Year. However, my sort of retirement has made me decide not to wait any longer to catch up with all those things I have been telling myself I don’t have time to do because of the rigours of work. 

The notion of achieving some stuff came into my head along with the catchy (I thought so anyway) line “50 for 50”. I decided to make a list of 50 things I want to accomplish while I am still 50 …see? I’ve put myself under pressure as I no longer have a full year only 8 months, but I cannot let that deter me. The initial thing I am struggling with is the 50 things. 

This isn’t really a bucket list so it’s not going to be filled with ‘swimming with dolphins’ type nonsense although some of the things may be major. It will contain many more mundane things and need a lot of revisiting and completing. So here are my 50 (I hope there will be 50 eventually) for 50.


I can’t believe I can’t think of 50 – I’ll have to think about it some more…

I have tried to make these targets SMART however I am aware that not all of them are. However they are intended to make me healthier, better and happier with myself – not to create more way for me to get mad at myself.  So some are flexible and some have caveats that if I mostly meet them I will be satisfied. 

Now for the scary bit – I have to press publish …