Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Get This!

I was reading a magazine (Oprah) article about how to defy your age.  It was a fashion-geared column.  It showed a 31 year old with gray hair (that will be me.), bare shoulders at 60, long hair at 70, and miniskirts at 50.  I'm not for all these ideas mostly because people won't do them right.  They will just read "miniskirt at 50" and think they can slap on some pleather leopard print tighty and look great with their pale legs, spider veins, and saggy knees.  They won't read the fine print.  I love fine print.  And, although, I am not 50 I was most intrigued by this woman.  She stated that when she turned 50 she decided to celebrate all year.  Totally my thing.  She was going to celebrate by tackling 50 new experiences and blogging about them.  Copy Cat Buzzer going off.  What a way to break out of your box!  Now, I am only half her age (plus one year and 8 months) but I am going to do the same thing.  I started a list and am trying to think of more. 
"26 Before 27"
1. Dye my own hair.  I've had others dye my hair before- both professionally... and in the kitchen sink.  But I haven't done it on my own.  Does anyone?  Is there a reason?  Beats me.  Or should I say- I'm going to find out!
2.  Learn to knit.  So when I am 50 I'll fit in with the really cool old ladies.
3.  Decorate a cake.  I have the tools.  I have a book.  How hard can it be?
4.  Go swing dancing.  My Uncle Victor used to swing dance with us when we were little.  Taught us the basics.  A couple weeks ago we did some swing dancing at young women and Mama's still got the moves! 
5.  Golf.  Ken is a great golfer.  I normally.... just drive cart.  Not no more.
6.  Retry the foods I "don't like."  Does this need an explanation?

That's my start.  I've got 5.  I am open to suggestions.... come one.  Give me one.  I need 21 more ideas and I only have  4 months.  Help me out here.

8 comments:

Jackie said...

HAVE TO TELL YOU PATTY....READ ...READ....READ.!!
THE 50'S WERE THE BEST FOR ME!
ENJOY YOUR YOUTH...TAKE ADVISE FROM THOSE YOU TRUST. YOU ARE A "BRADLEY GIRL"! THAT MEANS YOU HAVE A GREAT SUPPORT SYSTEM! LISTEN TO YOUR WISE MOM. MUCH LOVE, JACKIE HOFFMAN

Julia said...

One of my goals is to run a 5k. Not because it sounds fun. Not because I can even run ONE mile. But because I feel like I am young and I have a body and I want to push it.

Lyner said...

I love these ideas. Swing dancing is one of my favorite dances and I wish I would go more often. i need to make goals and push myself. I have a fear of failure and that is not a way to live!

Karlenn said...

Hm. I'll have to think of suggestions. But can we learn to decorate cakes together? I really want to learn how to do that.

Brett and Tiffany said...

I might have to copy this idea! Ireally like it! I am going to be 35 in 4 months---AAUUGGHH! I don't know if I like the thoughts of that, but I am going to enjoy it! I can't look back and wish so I will enjoy now! Ideas...hmmm...have you hiked Table Rock? That was one of my goals and Brett and I did it last year! I am happy to say I did it and I want to do it again! How about a guilt-free shopping trip for yourself!? When I go shopping I usually buy for everyone in my family but me! Brett says once in awhile I just need to go for me! I might have to try it soon! Can't wait to hear the rest of them! If I copy this idea I hope you don't mind!
p.s. Good luck with the hair color. You are braver than me!

Brett and Tiffany said...

Whoops...maybe it is "more brave"?

Poulsen Family said...

I have something similar to this but I call it the boring name every one else does, "bucket list".
Some things on my list:
learn how to sew
run a marathon
learn how to play the piano
make more meals by scratch
learn how to make homemade bread

Hope I see lots of blog posts about the many things you do!

megan said...

I should do totally do this. #1 on my list would be learn to swim. lol do you know how to do that? That's my suggestion.