Sunday, September 3, 2017

50 things before 50

I will have lived half a century by next August and would like to diminish the societal weirdness of being 50 - having to check a new demographic box on forms, knowing most women begin to be dismissed at this age - by mindfully engaging in activities that bring me joy, magnify the wonder of our world, show myself and any doubters that I do indeed still have relevancy & usefulness & vibrancy. I started this process last fall when I requested a sabbatical for the 2017-18 school year, to have 180 days to freely manage my time, being available for my graduating daughter and exploring different kinds of opportunities.

Here I'll record the unique things I do during this year, to remind me in my old age (many decades from now) that I loved life, that I came to live out loud and did.

Day 1, August 23, 2017 : Dinner at Le Pigeon featuring grilled skate + foie gras sorbet

2, August 24 :  Poetry reading with secret boyfriends Anis Mojgani & Derrick Brown

Precious Anis Mojgani
Darling Derrick Brown

3 + 4, August 26 & 27 : Iggy Pop, Spoon, and Beck in concert

5, September 8-10 : Assistant to Tom Kenny, voice of SpongeBob Squarepants et al, at Rose City Comic Con

....stay tuned...

1 comment:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That's a solid start. I've been feeling the urgency of age and time lately, too. What's with this middle-age business???


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