10 Things To Do By The Time You’re 55 ~ Part I


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I will be 54 in 2 months, which has already got me thinking about 55 {time is going so fast, I may as well start thinking about it!}, which I plan to celebrate in true British style!!! This is a sort of wish list/bucket list. Some things you may have already done; others not… Comment below with any additions and I’ll create another “Things To Do By The Time You’re 55”.  This simple list is just a start to get your creative juices flowing, which I plan to be an ongoing project until I’m 55! Send me your ideas and I’ll include them in the next one

Some Ideas For 55…


  1. Treat yourself to an amazing yoga or spa experience, a once in a lifetime, mind and body altering getaway.  Canyon Ranch in Arizona has been on my list for ages. Image 7 incredible days away from the world; no mobile phones, TV or outside distractions… Just healthy food, meditation, yoga, full body massages and good clean air… Pure bliss

  3. Travel to Dubai – I was fortunate to travel to this mega destination April of 2015 and it truly was everything I’ve heard.  I was there for 7 days and it truly was not enough time. It’s on my list of places to revisit.  The Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is worth the 14-hour flight alone.

  5. Own 1 pair of  outrageously expensive and absolutely gorgeous (and comfortable) designer shoes. My choices; Sofie Webster, Miu Miu, Chanel… My list could go on!

  7. Own 1 really beautiful ultra expensive handbag.  My choice… Hermes!

  9. Take a drive from the east coast to the west coast in a convertible car {not practical, but you’d look really cool}, with multiple stops in between and collect trinkets from each stop you make, then when you get home, create a huge funky collage on a 48×36 cork board and hang it on your living room wall. Each state is so different from the other, just imagine the treasures you’ll collect! This is an actual dream of mine!

  11. Read the Alchemist.  This is a book you should read annually. This book is the eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams “To realize one’s destiny is one’s only obligation” Another book you should have read by now is the Four Agreements.

  13. By now you should have had your first colonoscopy, not very romantic, but extremely important; technically, you should have had your first by 50, this is a must, it might just save your life! I hate to admit, I’m 53 and have not had one… I’m overdue!!! Correcting that situation this month!

  15. Travel to a foreign destination by yourself, you’ll be amazed at the fun you’ll experience meeting new people, Jaipur, India, which is called “The Pink City” is on my list.

  17. own a signature scent, one for spring/summer and another for autumn/winter ~ My favourite for summer is Ginger Essence by Origins, right now I’m using a gorgeous scent called Adele, by Callio Fragrance, which is a small perfumer based out of New York. Stay tuned for giveaway later this month!

  19. Try something new!  Get out of your routine, go to a cooking class, yoga class, spinning class; learn how to paint in water colour, go to a pottery class, photography, flower arranging, anything!!!! Just do something you’ve never tried in the last 30 years! Get out of your comfort zone. These are not new ideas, yet it’s amazing how many women have been doing the exact same things for 30 years!!! Get out of that rut! There’s a whole world out there.


Complete all of the above ! Have Fun!!

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10 Things To Do By The Time You’re 55
10 Things To Do By The Time You’re 55

5 Responses
  • Dewanna Dallas
    November 10, 2016

    Lana I loved your LUST LIST!
    My lust list is just to travel every year… get my master degree, and move to a foreign country to live. ( San Fliepe, Mexico where we have property) I would also like to go back to HongKong they have the best food and shopping ever!

    • Maylana
      November 11, 2016

      HI Dewanna! Thanks for your input, San Fliepe must be beautiful! I love the idea of Hong Kong, It’s a country which is on my bucket list. I’m going to add it to Part II

  • Maylana
    November 11, 2016

    HI Dewanna! Thanks for your input, San Fliepe must be beautiful! I love the idea of Hong Kong, It’s a country which is on my bucket list. I’m going to add it to Part II

  • Taressa Taylor
    December 1, 2016

    I most definitely have to start a list. But I’m sure I can fit number 3 and 4 in the near future. Great article!

    • Maylana
      December 1, 2016

      Thank you for stopping by. Yes… 3 and 4 are a good start, we must always be fabulous!

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