We’ve recently been thinking about our bucket list
With 6 days until the end of the year as we write this on 26th December 2022
It’s that time of year for reflection isn’t it?
We none of us know how long we have to fulfil our dreams and goals do we?
The older we get the more we think about it
So our advice during the holidays is this : Take some time to write your your own bucket list
Note ‘bucket list’ not ‘goals list, and not a ‘New Year Resolutions’ list
It doesn’t have to be travel 🎒 🧭 (but who doesn’t love ❤️ travel ✈️🏖️🏔️)
It doesn’t have to be something BIG like moving to live in a new country like we want to do
It might be movies 🎥 🍿 you want to watch, restaurants you want to try, getting fit and healthy, losing weight, learning a new language (we’re learning Portuguese), starting a new business, sports you want to have a go at
Susan’s bucket list includes starting ice skating ⛸️ lessons again which she really loved as a teenager…
Susan’s Mum gave gifted her ice skating boots and she cherished them until they were too small for her (she had tiny feet) and then she got her own white skates…
Chris however wants to go to Borneo to see the orangutans…
And to sky-dive in Dubai with views of the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island 🏝️
So we have some things we want to do – not necessarily together either
Seriously though you don’t need 101 things though!
Yes there are endless possibilities…
Just get started…
Just think of 10 things you’d love ❤️ to experience that you haven’t yet and make a list with deadlines of when you’d love to achieve them
Then put it somewhere visible
Make it happen!
It’s so easy to get caught up in the grind of life, we forget what’s important…
What it is we live for
As I write this I’m reminded why Chris and I started our online businesses in the first place back in 2010.
There were so many places we wanted to visit in the world 🗺️, adventures and experiences and we needed to get our retirement savings back on track!
We deserved to be able to do them and saw no hope of that given our circumstances back then working 60-70 hours a week at the beck and call of our clients and tied to the U.K.
Today we’re grateful we made that challenging leap and if it all ended right now know we’ve done some amazing things and travelled 🧳 to so many places we never thought we would
Are in the best health possible because we’ve made that a priorty
Helped a lot of people fulfil their dreams and goals
Achieve financial security in their retirement
So we talk from experience not from a text book
Creating a list of some of the things we’d love ❤️ to experience in the world 🌎 and reminding ourselves often of all the amazing things there are still to do and see, can help maintain your enthusiasm and mental well-being when times are tough or challenging
Life is happening right now, so don’t miss it!
As we often hear and should remind ourselves
“𝐷𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑔𝑜𝑎𝑙𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚𝑠”
So with 6 more days until we start a brand new year what will be on your bucket list?
What will make you happy 😃?
You will recognise the post by this image below
And our favourite saying which we shared (and you can see on our socials)
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s learning to dance in the rain”
The images are those we saved of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico which is on our bucket list of vacations for 2023 amongst many more
Enjoy the read, give us a “thumbs up” 👍below and do go and create that bucket list
Bring those dreams to life
Until next time…