Bucket list... Do you have one? Do you have a list of things you want to do and places you want to go to see? To make matters worse, is this bucket getting fuller and fuller, squashing your dreams and aspirations you once had to the bottom ... to be forgotten?
I personally never liked bucket lists and therefore don't have one.
My aspirations and dreams keep changing, with one constant.... I like where I am, what I do and what I stand for. So all I need is right here with me. A family and friends that I cherish, a home I love and a job that I love getting up for every day.
Am I fortunate? Yes I am and immensely grateful.
Was I fed with a silver spoon and everything just fell/falls into my lap? I wish
Do I need or want to see places before I die? NO
Do I want to jump out of a plane or do some other crazy things? NO
All the crazy I need and want in my life is right here and now with me.
Sure, I love travelling and go on a holiday and experience different cultures as everyone else... but it doesn't have to be, it is not a necessity for me.
I guess what I am trying to say is... Everything you need is right there, inside you. Doing crazy things or going to see exotic places will not change the essence of who you are. It may highlight it but not change.
So... why squash your dreams and put a condition on them. You know the ones..... I'll do this... when
I go see this... when.
Today do something you always wanted to do but never found the time, or just felt bad if you would have.... Go see that movie after dropping off the kids at school.... Go to the beach on a Thursday... Have lunch with a friend.... jump out of a plane... what ever it is DO IT!
Time is the most valuable "thing" we have. The "one day I will" speech....forget about it. Make plans today to achieve that goal. Yes! right now! What do you need to achieve your dream?
You want to travel and have no money? Look at your budget. Is there options to pay for your holiday.
Time? Take all these accumulated holidays, what are you saving them for? Organise someone to look after your house and pets when you are away.
Health? How can you manage your health when you are away... Is there support.
What you don't want is to one day say... I wish I would have....
Live today! Life is short and later might never come. Time is your most valuable item you have on earth. Make it count!
Do or don't do.... but BE
On this note....I am off to spend some time Overseas with family and friends. Never know when the next time will be....
Love & Cherish always