If there is one thing the pandemic has demonstrated, it is that life is short. This new perspective on life has led to many people creating a bucket list and ensuring they complete the important things in life before they turn a certain age. For many, turning 50 is a mark of an achievement; half a century in this world is pretty special. Now, while there is no right or wrong way to turn 50, there may be things you want to do before you reach the milestone age. If you need a little guidance, then here is our list of 5 things to do before you turn 50.
Perfect A Signature Dish
Cooking is an essential life skill, but once you have learnt a few dishes that you enjoy, you may find that you stick to only those few recipes and don’t try anything new. Before you turn 50, it could be a good idea to find a dish you have always wanted to learn about and perfect that recipe. Cooking can be a very relaxing experience and it is a great opportunity to learn something new. Once you have perfected the recipe, you could even invite some of your friends for a dinner party and show off your new dish. This is a good opportunity to get valuable feedback and you can work out if you need to tweak the recipe at all. If you’re struggling with ideas of what recipe to perfect, this article has some good inspiration for crowd-pleasing recipes.
Write A Will
A less exciting but still important thing to do before you turn 50 is to write a will. Although it may seem a bit morbid, having a will in place is a very important part of life as it means your loved ones will be taken care of when you pass. By the time you reach 50, you may have valuable assets that you will want to be passed on to loved ones and a will ensures that happens. If you already have a will, then before you turn 50 it could be a good idea to update your will, so it still reflects your wishes. Many people put off creating or updating a will because they think it is too much hassle or they are unsure how to go about making one. However, creating a will is pretty simple nowadays as a company like ELM Legal Services allows you to make a will online so you do not need to go through the hassle.
Travel The World
As travel restrictions are slowly lifting, now is the perfect time to explore the world and travel to the countries you have always wanted to visit. Before you turn 50, start making a list of places you want to see and then start planning on how you are going to get there. It could be that you take some friends along with you for the journey, or perhaps you want to experience the solo traveller life. Wherever you decide to go, travelling to new countries is a great opportunity to learn about different cultures and have some new experiences. Travelling by yourself is a fantastic way to discover who you truly are, and you can even meet some new friends for life on your travels too.
Living alone can be a wonderful experience and if you have never lived by yourself before, then why not give it a try before you turn 50. Even if living alone is not a long-term plan for you, it could be beneficial to live by yourself for a bit and experience the freedom it offers you. You can learn a lot by living alone; it teaches you about your habits, routines and what makes you the most comfortable. Living alone has become increasingly popular and studies show that by 2039 nearly one in seven Britons could live alone. There is a reason why it is so popular, so why not give it a try and see if it works for you.
See Your Favourite Band Live
Going to see live music can be a magical experience as it gives you the chance to interact with your favourite band and connect to other like-minded people. Before you turn 50, make sure you get the opportunity to see your favourite band live. If you love their music, then seeing them live will be an even better experience and you will get to hear their songs in an even more intense way. It could even be a good idea to see if your favourite band are playing at any festivals and go and see them there. This gives you the chance to not only see your favourite band but also experience new music you may love.