I am 48. I have 16 months until my half century. 50, or maybe even 60, is the new 40 so nothing to worry about. I don't worry about age or try to hide it (what could be worse than people think I am younger but that I look old for my age, best to take it on the chin). I do worry that I wont have enough time to do everything that I want to.
For my birthday present, which comes from community fund obviously,we have been planning a US road trip. The kids had a hand on choosing the present, you can guess. If the exchange rate and economy is our friend then we will spend three or four weeks touring all the best bits, we all get to choose so it should be fun and pretty varied. If the economy etc are against us then I will seek out a bargain package to California and we will do as much as we can.
Half century seems like a deal. Some plans should probably be made.
1) Investigate pension and see when is a feasible time to retire.
2) Lose weight. Don't want to be skinny but would like to be Nigella shaped (some hope).
3) Change hair - it always looks the same just longer or shorter. Try something new.
4) Try to be slightly more stylish - capsule wardrobe style but without losing my quirkiness, to which I am tightly attached.
5) Learn a new skill, cake decorating maybe or mosaic.
6) Try one of those short courses where you find out what colour suites you.
7) Allow myself to be a little more creative and a little more adventurous.
Some easy and some not so easy. I have 16 months to get there.