A year ago, I declared that I would do some fun stuff in 2018, since I was turning 50. It's a number that you have to take a tiny bit seriously, just a bit, because it's a serious amount of time. But the last thing I want to do is be serious - serious sounds stodgy, set in my ways, and no fun at all. So I put it out there is this post that I had some stuff to do to make sure I wasn't falling in to any kind of rut, or sitting on the sidelines. Let's see how I did:
50 things to do when I turn 50
Sky dive (with my daughter after she turns 18) - check!
Long board - I put it on my Christmas list...
Learn to knit socks - started, not finished
Surf - attempted, not mastered :-)
Make Pad Thai at home - tried, but I still like the what the pros make best
Make croissants at home - did this over Christmas 2018 - here's the recipe
Take a digital photography class - didn't get to this
Finish my book - not even close, but I took some wonderful classes, and have an
awesome writing group of talented ladies that are helping me stay on track.
Make tortillas from scratch - didn't get to this.
Make macrons - did get to this - yummmmmm - try this recipe here
Go to the opera - went with a good friend to see Silent Night at the Kennedy Center.
Highly recommend a pre-theater drink next door at the Kingbird restaurant at the Watergate.
Enter a bike race - oops.
Do another triathlon - didn't work out for me this year, but plan to do one as a team in August.
Go on the mission trip to Haiti (left this week a year ago) (it was awesome!!)
So what's up for 2019? Lots more adventure I hope! New leadership challenges for sure (more on that soon) and more opportunities to learn and grow.
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