Three scenes, skiing, a wedding, and a marathon runner

My 60th Year Adventures

Last updated: February 2022

This year I turned 60 and on my birthday I made a pledge to try 60 new things. It has been 6 months and I have been very busy working on my pledge. A couple of people have asked me for an update, so I thought it was time.


One of the biggest things I did so far was to retire. After COVID-19, working from home to stay safe, getting vaccinated, and listening to all the news, I was reminded how short life can be. Anything could happen. Right now, I have the ability to leave my job and enjoy whatever time I have left. I decided that was what I needed to do and retired from my job. So far, it’s been wonderful and I have no regrets. The best part is that I will have the time to try all those new things I said I’d do!

Before I retired, I got to try out a few really fun activities. One was snowshoeing. This was challenging and my daughter and I got a little lost, but we had such a good day. I also tried cross country skiing and I liked it, but I was scared to go down or up little, and I do mean little, hills. If I could do it more often, I think I would get the hang of it and really like it.

The next really cool thing I tried was kayaking. My daughter bought two of them and we get to go a lot. I didn’t think I would like kayaking, but I love it.

My list has been started!

Here are a few other things I tried so far:

  • 10K - I won for being the fastest woman walker!
  • Half Marathon - This was so difficult and I don’t think I’ll do another one
  • Ate in a themed bubble restaurant - our theme was under the sea
  • Moved out of our house and into our motorhome to start traveling. We will leave soon to see different sights around the country
  • Rented out our home of 30 years to my daughter
  • Went snow tubing
  • Ate catfish
  • Read a few new books
  • Tried cryotherapy - I didn’t like it at all, but my daughter, Amy, who tried it with me, really liked it
  • Was interviewed by Ronni Gordon

I plan to try zip lining, spelunking, travel to new states, do a few long bike journeys, and a few long hikes. If you have any ideas for me I’d love to hear them.

Life is short

The biggest thing that I got to be part of was - Crystal got married! I was so happy for her. After all she’s gone through and all of the work she has put into her jobs and having to move all over, at least she now has a partner to travel through her life’s path with her. There is so much more to share, and I will soon.

I want to thank you, Ramae Hamrin, for giving me this idea. I am looking forward to all the new adventures I will be having and all the things I will be trying. Life is short, so I have to try and fit everything I can in now before it’s too late. None of us know what tomorrow will bring, but we have today to enjoy, and enjoy we should!

Wishing you all health & happiness.

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