April 4, 2013

By 50, women should know how to...

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Just saw this post on HuffPost and wanted to share it with you. 
 Editor, Post 50
 Shelley Emling 

50 Things Every Woman Should Know How To Do By 50

 I went through the list and found 12 things I could not check ✔. 
Sorry, not revealing which ones :)
Instead see the picture, so you will know at least one thing I know how to do. *)

By 50, women should know how to:
  1. Say "no" without feeling guilty
  2. Book their own travel
  3. Say "I'm sorry" and mean it
  4. Laugh at themselves
  5. Change a tire
  6. Take themselves out to dinner and/or a movie -- on their own
  7. Get around in a foreign country
  8. Program and operate their TV (this is easier said than done!)
  9. Mix at least a few classic cocktails
  10. Do their own taxes
  11. Invest in the stock market
  12. Make themselves and their own needs a priority
  13. Sew -- at least a little
  14. Defend themselves against an attacker with at least one signature self-defense move
  15. Perform CPR
  16. Carve a turkey
  17. Choose their own wine
  18. Light a grill -- and then cook on it
  19. Swim
  20. Order a credit report -- and then be able to read it
  21. Examine their own breasts
  22. Graciously accept a compliment
  23. Flip their own breaker
  24. Plunge a toilet
  25. Properly hang photos and artwork
  26. Whip up a signature dish that's not spaghetti or meatloaf
  27. Walk away from a situation or relationship when it's not working
  28. Tell off at least one person who deserves it
  29. Say what they really want in bed
  30. Put together a piece of "some assembly required" furniture
  31. Apply makeup without a mirror
  32. Buy something crazy expensive just because they want it
  33. Ask for a raise
  34. Mow their own yard
  35. Unclog a drain
  36. Tell which direction they are facing
  37. Tell at least one really good joke
  38. Make small talk with just about anyone
  39. Know when to reveal personal information -- and when not to
  40. Think critically and independently when hearing speeches and listening to the news
  41. Paint a room
  42. Buy the right-sized bra
  43. Beautifully wrap a present
  44. Hail a taxi
  45. Reach out to an old friend
  46. Jump a car battery
  47. Show love with actions and not just words
  48. Put together a real retirement strategy
  49. Look good in a photo
  50. Open a bottle of champagne 
............
ps. In case you are much younger than me, you can check this version: 

Turning 30: 30 Things Every Woman Should Have And Should Know  

*) ps. 2 The skill I was referring to via the picture is 
Open-a-Champagne-Bottle-with-a-Sword :)

Cheers, 

 Bette.  




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