50 Things To Do When You Turn 50

by R Long
August 03, 2022

Or Things To Do When You Turn 60

Or Things To Do When You Turn 70

Or Things To Do NOW

As I turn 70, I think of all the things I wish I had done. My children are grown with their own children. In many ways I envy them. They have all traveled and seen some of this world. They were lucky, they had me as a backup. I can think of 50 things to do when you turn 50.

Now it is my turn. I am not happy with doing what they want. After all, desires in one’s ’30s and ’40s are different from what it is in one’s 50s or 60’s or 70s. I am satisfied with taking smaller steps.

These things to do when you turn 50 are not big things, just little doable things. Things I will cherish in my own way.

Seems like it would be easy to complete the list but no, each item is carefully thought out. Can I do this? Will I enjoy doing this? Is this something I have considered in the past? Will I be sorry I attempted this adventure? Some are very small things, and some are larger accomplishments. All the same, I will be happy to complete the list within the next year.

Join me in my quest to feel, smell, and taste adventure, even small adventures.

After all, we can’t help getting old. It is a badge of honor. Someday those in the younger generation will understand. They too will look back and wonder where all the time went.

  • Before you were 50 you were making a living and taking care of children.
  • Before you were 60 you were making a living and if you were lucky, taking care of grandchildren.
  • Before you were 70 you were always busy, taking care of parents, children, or grandchildren.
  • Now you are 70 and time to take care of yourself.

Do those things you always dreamed of doing. Go out there and smell the roses. You never know when your time is up. If you do not do it now, then when?

Things To Do When You Turn 50

  1. Sleep in the nude
  2. Stay up all night
  3. Cry over a sad movie
  4. Eat ice cream for dinner
  5. Plant a garden
  6. Watch an old TV movie
  7. Take a train ride
  8. Take a bus ride
  9. Splurge on a first-class airline ticket
  10. Rent a limousine 
  11. Sing karaoke
  12. Get the best cabin on a cruise
  13. Go out to dinner at the best restaurant in town
  14. Buy that expensive purse
  15. Spend a weekend at the beach
  16. Sleep till noon and don’t feel guilty
  17. Visit the local botanical gardens
  18. Go to your high school reunion
  19. Go glamping
  20. Take in a Broadway show
  21. Eat brunch at the Ritz Carlton
  22. Color your hair a bright and wild shade
  23. Watch the sun rise and set the same day
  24. Visit the grand ole opry
  25. Call an old friend from high school
  26. Buy a pair of expensive shoes
  27. Buy new bedsheets
  28. Join a club
  29. Volunteer at the local food pantry
  30. Wear flowers in your hair
  31. Go to Walmart and buy an apple
  32. Take a ferry ride
  33. Eat lobster in Maine
  34. Read a good book cover to cover in one day
  35. Buy a plant for your living room
  36. Participate in a parade
  37. Walk in the rain
  38. Donate blood to the red cross
  39. Take a cooking class
  40. Take Spanish lessons
  41. Take a day trip to anywhere
  42. Tour Washington DC
  43. Make a snow angel
  44. See baby turtles make their way to the sea
  45. Go fishing
  46. Take a food tour in your state’s capital
  47. Take a bee-keeping class
  48. Stretch every morning before breakfast
  49. Laugh at yourself
  50. Smell the roses

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