Saturday, November 19, 2022



You know those videos you watch and articles you read online where people share things they wish they knew or did before reaching a certain age? Well, I've actually been one of those people who wishes someone would have told me what to expect in my 40s but I'm not about to be caught off guard again seeing as I've begun inching towards my 50s (Gosh! that's so crazy for me to even think about that I'm close to being 50 YEARS OLD! YIKES!!😱😵).

So in order not to be taken unawares for a 2nd time, I decided to do some online digging into anything I need to be doing now before I turn the big 5-0. Several articles I found gave recommendations on things you should do once you get to this age and top on the list of course are prioritizing your health and being smarter with money. These are closely followed by embracing more solo travel, becoming more philanthropic and treating yourself to new experiences.

Armed with this info, here are 3 things I'm going to start doing now before I turn 50:

1. Certainly Going To Be Smarter With Money in their 9 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TURNING 50 article advise that starting to SAVE your money is definitely one thing you need to do before turning 50. Aging and getting older means that your health becomes more of a priority so having enough saved up for doctor visits, medication, dietary needs, screenings and everything in between is a MUST. I mean who wants to be 50 and still struggling financially like a college student?

2. Setting Realistic Health Goals

If I'm going to stay out of the emergency room and off a doctor's exam table, then setting some realistic health goals for myself needs to happen. You all know I've started and stopped different workouts in the last 1-2 years but it may be time to take this more seriously so walking a few minutes everyday and detoxing regularly are 2 health goals I'm challenging myself to invest in. Sounds simple and easy enough right? Who the heck knows at this point honestly just wish me luck!

3. Engaging More Of The Things I'm Passionate About Now

By this age, I don't know about you but I do not intend to still be stuck going to a job I hate or have nothing that keeps me mentally stimulated if I'm retired. Luckily for me, I've already figured out what those things are that I'm passionate about and am actively doing them, one of which I'm doing now which is blogging. I may not be the best at it but I love doing it so there's that.

Will definitely look more into trying some of the other things that were recommended as I've taken down notes on stuff that look and sound interesting to me. 

If you are in my age bracket (you already know I'm 42 years old), you also might want to start looking into things you could start doing before hitting your 50 year mark. From what I've heard, 50 is the new 30 (or was it 25? lol) and even though you might wanna still appear as though you don't already have back, knee and bone trouble, I suggest you actively start making the necessary changes to avoid being the only 50 year old at your college reunion with a walker😊!




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