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I put together my 50 before 50 list earlier this year. Now it’s time for the first check-in six months later.

Until last year, I published monthly accountability blog posts.

In January, I used to write my commitments (I don’t like the word “resolutions). Then, every single month or at least that was the intention, I shared where I was in my progress.

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I didn’t write my commitments for 2016. At least, not in the same format I used to. But since I turned 41 last May, I decided to put together an extended accountability list for before my 50th birthday.

Here’s my ultimate 50 before 50 bucket list. Who’s with me? #planning Click To Tweet

When you think of it now, it feels I have all the time in the world, but believe me, it’s not that simple.

You can read the original post here.

My goal today is share with you where I stand in my progress so far.

Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers. - John Di Lemme   Click To Tweet

My ultimate 50 things to do before 50 bucket list

  1. Write an ebook
  2. Run a 5K race
  3. Attend a CrossFit event I attended (didn’t take part in) this year’s Antwerpen Throwdown
  4. Improve my yoga skills
  5. Finish a knitting project
  6. Visit a new country
  7. Clean my email accounts
  8. Take a spa day
  9. Start studying Japanese again
  10. Finish the CrossFit Open Scaled
  11. Minimize my wardrobe
  12. Go to the movies alone
  13. Donate blood or plasma
  14. Go to a restaurant alone
  15. Practice meditation daily
  16. Run a 10K race
  17. Read two books per year
  18. Attend swimming lessons again
  19. Offer more services to my clients Not only I updated my coaching packages, but also include other alternatives such as online courses
  20. Do four photoshoots
  21. Finish the CrossFit Open RXed
  22. Increase muscle mass
  23. Launch a course Launched not only one but two courses: Planning For Productivity and 5 Days To Mindful Planning (free and paid versions)
  24. Improve my mobility
  25. Visit my mom on a yearly basis
  26. Bike regularly in the summer
  27. Attend a TED event
  28. Finish a sewing project
  29. Become a “regular” somewhere
  30. Be able to do handstands
  31. Start and finish a new project
  32. Plan offline days on a regular basis
  33. Have an article published
  34. Visit Japan
  35. Become a better Vegan
  36. Volunteer
  37. Improve my cooking skills
  38. Go to a Jazz concert
  39. Meet new people
  40. Become a speaker
  41. Motivate others achieve their dreams
  42. Continue my studies
  43. Advance as a Reiki Practitioner
  44. Fly First Class
  45. Let go of all grudges
  46. Buy a new car
  47. Get another certification
  48. Practice random acts of kindness regularly
  49. Become really good in CrossFit
  50. Enjoy life!

“Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions.” - John Di Lemme


In the meantime, you can follow my progress on a Board I created on Trello*. There you can also see the ongoing items.

The next check-in will take place in May 2017.

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You know I’m all about making lists.

While those we create on a daily basis to become more productive are excellent, bucket lists also help us achieve more in the long run. Think about it!

Whether it’s a 20 before 20 or a 50 before 50 list like mine, it’s rewarding to be able to check out items from it.

Check my list of 50 fabulous things to do before 50. #planning #lifestyle Click To Tweet

Read the other posts in this series:

I put together my 50 before 50 list earlier this year. Now it’s time for the first check-in six months later.

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Debbie Rodrigues is a powerhouse Executive Assistant by day and a Planning aficionado by night. During her free time, when she is not cycling, you'll probably find her journaling.