What are you passionate about? Not sure? Create a “Bucket List” that includes things you’ve always wanted to try or do. You never know…one of those items may be what you are destined to do with your life!
Too many people wait until a certain time in their lives before they start pursuing their dreams. Why do they wait? There are various reasons: “I want to wait until I get married”; “I want to wait until my kids are grown”; “I will do it when I retire”, etc. Sometimes these “reasons” are really excuses. START LIVING NOW! Don’t wait until a certain event or milestone happens. We never know when our last day on Earth will be. Why not make the most of the time you have?
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Single? Do not wait until you find that special someone. Fill your life up with things YOU want to do in the meantime. That means you’ll bring some fabulous stories to your next relationship.
Have children? Don’t wait until your kids are grown. Inspire them to want to live a fulfilling life as they observe you pursuing your dreams and taking chances.
Don’t wait until you retire! In this economy, who knows when that will be! Start your bucket list now so you can have an awesome retirement filled with things you love to do and places you want to visit.
The great thing about a bucket list is that it helps you to visualize what you want to do and take action when opportunities arise. Groupon and Living Social have deals everyday! This is how I fulfilled my dreams of skydiving, race car driving…and in January, a trip to Iceland! Best part? I am able to achieve my goals on a shoestring budget!
I am a long ways off from retirement and still waiting to meet Mr. Right. But, you know what? I’m happy! Everything isn’t perfect. There are times when I feel like I’ve failed at life…especially when others make insensitive comments. However, instead of
punching them in the throat taking it personal, I force myself to remember all of the things I’ve accomplished from my bucket list. I didn’t get here overnight. In fact, it wasn’t until my recent trip to Bali (another bucket list item) where I learned how to meditate properly and use yoga to control my mood. And you know what? My imperfect life is pretty fulfilling as I’m living, learning, dreaming and exploring!
So…join me in making an awesome bucket list! I promise that you will love the feeling of trying new things. Some you may enjoy…others you may not. That’s the beauty of bucket lists. It’s like shopping for dreams 🙂
Need inspiration? I’m addicted to the free iPad app “iWish” which provides inspiration in the form of photos, quotes & maps as well as allowing you to create your bucket list electronically. I also recommend Bucket List Living Magazine. Follow the directions below and use the coupon code “3free” for a free 3 month subscription. Let’s start living the dream!
What’s been on my bucket list?
How to Use the Bucket List Living Magazine Coupon
- Go to “App Store Downloads on iTunes”. Search for Bucket List Living Magazine.
- Download the free app by tapping the FREE button.
- Tap the INSTALL APP button. You will then enter your Apple ID Password and click OK.
- When the magazine app is finished installing tap the OPEN button.
- Permission to send new issues and push notifications from Bucket List Living Magazine is requested. Choose OK.
- Tap the SUBSCRIBE button and then the CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS button.
- Enter the coupon code into the account number box and tap the CONTINUE button. After you enter the code you will receive a notification that you have subscribed successfully. Tap CLOSE. (The current issue should begin downloading in the background.)
- A VIEW button will appear below the current issue, tap it to begin enjoying the magazine.
- You will have access to any issue published during the trial subscription period. At the end of the trial period you will retain access to any issue downloaded during the trial period but will be required to pay for any subsequent issues.
8 thoughts on “Trouble Finding Your Passion? Start a Bucket List!”
Your post is very inspiring and so true! I love your pics! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much, Holli!!! I really appreciate your kind words 🙂
This was a wonderful article; and very inspiring!
Thank you so much, Andrea!! Hope all is well in your world 🙂
I’m a college freshman and I’m still trying to find what I’m supposed to be doing but I know I want to travel. The only job that really allows you to travel is military but I was disqualified for it. How are you able to travel so frequently ?
Thanks for your comment! There are a lot of jobs that allow you to travel. It’s really about transferable skills and an adventurous spirit. If you are in accounting/finance/etc, you can work for a consulting company that has international clients. Or, there are companies that hire U.S. college students for various reasons (i.e. to be bike tour guides in some fabulous international cities like London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin…check out http://www.fattirebiketours.com). You could teach English as a second language. There are so many options and it gives you time to figure out what you want to be when you grow up 🙂 Hope this helps.
Thanks so much! I think I have made the decision to become a traveling speech language pathologist!!
Also, I wrote a blog post on how I’m able to travel so frequently..http://internationaltravelchick.com/2013/10/22/hey-how-can-i-travel-like-you/