Introducing #50Before50

50Before50

In this busy world we live in, it is hard to imagine that actually 50 was once considered old. Life was hard and to die at 50 was likely a release from a life of challenges, poverty and hardship.

In 2016, I had routine surgery and by just bad luck barely made it out of theatre. Before I went into theatre, I sent my husband a photo, of my surgical stockings and said, “see you on the other side” and never for one moment did I think that it could be the last thing I said to him. My two hour surgery became seven hours. I spent time in the hospital afterwards and came away from that entire experience a different person and every 1st July, I give thanks to the surgeon who used his skill, experience and judgement to keep me here.

Sometime ago, likely around October of last year, I mentioned that I was going to attempt to achieve 50 things before I am 50 which happens towards the end of the year.

There is nothing particularly special about the list, it is simply a list of 50 things that I would like to achieve before I hit being half a century old. The list has been created randomly and covers an assortment of things, and to be honest these are typically things that I might want to do anyway. There is no parachuting, dying my hair green, abseiling or any such  other un-Julie like activity!

Each post will have the #50Before50 header and they will appear in a category with the same name. They might not be posted here in the month they are undertaken, just when I get round to it, so let’s get going!

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, Pharos Tutor, lover of Books & History, Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, avid note taker and journal writer.
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3 Responses to Introducing #50Before50

  1. BookerTalk says:

    I found a site some years ago where you could list 100 bucket list ideas. Some of the things were just pointless – like making a snow angel. I kept thinking why, if it was that important they just hadn’t done it anyway, it only takes 5 minutes. Anyway I tried making my own list but couldnt get anywhere near 100. I can’t even remember where I put the list but you’ve prompted me to go and search for it. You are far more focused than I am so I’m sure that you’ll make good progress..

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    • I think the site was literally called 100 lists & I have a feeling it closed. I agree there are things, that if so important why haven’t I already done them already.
      I guess geography, reflection & a different outlook. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today & all that. You never know what is around the corner. We live once, there is no rehearsal.

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