I’ve knocked a lot of things off of my bucket list. One of my major dreams was to live in Paris for a year and travel throughout Europe. Another was to spend time in the Greek Islands. I’ve walked across hot coals in New Mexico and met the Dalai Lama. My poetry has been published in books and magazines. I was blessed to get the chance to be a lunch chef at a hot springs resort, study with spiritual teachers, take art classes and visit ashrams.
In my life, I’ve always felt that if you want to do something badly enough, then put your all into it, work hard, save your money and do it. I’m glad that I did a lot of these things fresh out of college, because it’s harder now to find the time, leave everything and get away.
But, when you think about it, there are always more things you can add to your bucket list:
I would still love to visit Australia, explore the Great Barrier Reef.
I would love to spend time in Ireland, check out the pubs and the glorious countryside.
I would still love to run The Amazing Race. Don’t know if I ever will, but one of my best friends and I always dream about it.
I would love to visit Bora Bora, stay in a hut that you can only get to via the ocean.
I would love to be able to be a philanthropist, even for a short amount of time. I would love to have enough money to help make others’ most cherished dreams come true. That would give me so much joy!
This is the beauty of life. There are always new adventures to be had, new landscapes to explore!
I’m not near retirement yet, but, when I think about it, that seems like a glorious time to knock some of those desires off my bucket list. I just hope I have the funds to do it when I get there. For ideas on how you can fund your retirement adventure, check out AAG.com.
Whether it’s a Caribbean Cruise or learning a new language, becoming a gourmet chef or visiting each continent, they have some great ideas for you.
It’s never too late to explore and learn something new!
What’s on your Bucket List?
Disclosure: This is a partnered post with AAG but all opinions and experiences are strictly my own.