Things to do before I am 50
Here we go, things to do before I am 50. Oh, I do love lists or is it I like crossing things off them. Maybe the latter. It’s a bit like a bucket list but a bit more urgent as 50 is only two years away… can hear that clock ticking in my head already.
Lose weight and feel good in my own skin
This really speaks for itself. I have been trying to lose weight for what seems like an eternity. I know now due to health reasons I really need to do something about it so today I am off to the shop to get a new battery for my bathroom scales as I have been putting it off for far too long. This is purely because I don’t want to face the truth that I’ve put my stone in weight back on. The reason I know this is because my jeans are tight again.
Now I know it sounds easier than it is but I’ve given myself two years to reach goal. Now if for whatever reason I have not got to my goal weight by 50 then I have to learn to be happy with who I am because I will only have myself to blame. I’ll share my weight loss journey with you and hopefully, we can exchange recipes and tips and some encouragement. Maybe you are in the same situation so then we can do it together.
Learn to reverse park
Yep, I have been driving for 20 years and still can’t bloody reverse park. I hate it. I have a pathological fear of it. It’s ridiculous and I don’t know what it is that is stopping me from doing it. I would rather not park than have to reverse park. I think I will either have to ask a very chilled out friend or I might even pay for a couple of lessons to just practice parking skills.
Learn to swim
I really need to do this. It is on my bucket list I know but I need to do it more urgently than that. I know it would be a fantastic way to exercise and get healthy. The local swimming pool is a really good one too and not far away. No excuses really. I might try and tag my daughter along or find out about lessons. Actually, lessons would be good. I will make some inquiries this weekend and find out how much they are. Watch this space. I shall report back.
Fall in love
Yep think this may have crept onto my bucket list in the form of getting married. Now obviously before getting married, I need to find someone to fall in love with. People keep telling me “I don’t understand why you are single” and I never know what to reply. I am not sure where I go wrong when it comes to men but I think I have been far too soft in hindsight and I let people take advantage of my good nature.
But, I wonder sometimes if when I am out and about men think I am married and just don’t approach me. I never get chatted up apart from creepy 70 year old men pretending to be 50 on dating sites. The place I need to start is with myself. I need to love myself I think its as easy as that. How can I expect someone to love me if I don’t love myself? I have to stop constantly putting myself down, stop with all the negative thoughts and stand in the mirror and wink at myself every morning and tell myself I am gorgeous. It might make me feel stupid but it’s a start and worth a try.
Be brave enough to catch a spider and throw it out
Now I know this is a common phobia but oh! my! god! I am terrified of the bloody things. Anything with more than 4 legs is just not right in my head and gives me the willies. I can spot them a mile away. I can be lying on the sofa watching a film, lights off, completely engrossed in it then my spider alert brain cell kicks in and sees one the size of a kitten tear arsing it over the carpet towards me quicker than Linford Christie. And, what do I do? Start doing a little jig a bit like a funky Morris dance then immediately jump onto the sofa making noises that frankly really aren’t human.
When I feel brave enough I leg it the hoover keeping one eye on the predator. Then, I’m back in a flash with the hoover then the spider well let’s just say; chez le Dyson. So what I would like to be able to do is calmly walk to the kitchen fetch a glass then place said glass over the spider (I get the willies just typing the bloody word) slide a piece of paper under it and take it to the garden. But… it’s just not going to happen I’m sure. I have often thought about trying hypnotherapy that’s on me, not the spider.
Get my tattoos finished
I have a large cover up on my left arm and have had two lasered on my right arm. The ones on the right arm have now faded enough to get a major cover up done. I know what I want and it will be in the same style as my previous cover up. I just to need to get saving and then get my ass down to North Star Tattoo and get booked in with Luke who did my last one for me. Photos to follow.
Write a novel
I have published one book now as you know and also in the process of collating a poetry book but I would also like to write a novel. I will also be writing tutorials that can be downloaded on a variety of subjects, painting, jewellery making, recipe books etc.
Yes, you lucky lucky people you. You will be getting to see me in the flesh so to speak soon. I’m going to be doing product reviews, chats, podcasts, tutorials, and will also have the odd special guest. I think the future is with video and audio and will be enjoyable to do; once I get the hang of it that is.
There you go a few things for me to be concentrating on and I am looking forward to them all.
Everyone have a fantastic weekend and I will post again on Monday. Just so you know I will be posting Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Lots of love