Midcentury Me List

This year, I turn 43. I realize I still have a bit to go before 50, but the first 43 years flew by, so I want to ensure I live life to the fullest. So, I want to create a midcentury me list instead of a bucket one. Things I want to do before my midcentury celebration. I refuse to be sad about getting older. It’s such a privilege. I plan to edit and change my mind as I go on, but this is where I’ll start. I will also not commit to 50 things because that is overkill.

The List: Midcentury Me

  • Get my doctoral degree- Anticipated 2026
  • Write parts of my dissertation on our family farm in Iowa
  • Go to the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival
  • Visit Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Transition careers after receiving a doctorate because that is really the point of getting one
  • Take a month off and make no plans
  • Take a solo trip
  • Visit four Presidential Libraries
  • Visit France and the grave of my great great uncle who is buried in the Argonne Forest (he was killed in WWI)
  • Work my way through Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” (not all recipes, just the ones I actually want to try)

What would you add?

To be edited and continued…

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