I’m making a bucket list

Somehow I’ve always known what I want to do with my life: travel, write, draw, work on staying healthy, find my significant other, get and learn to sail a boat, drive a Citroen, live in a house on the beach, look great and live happily ever after.

Unfortunately things did not quite turn out that way and instead of me going for what I wanted, life happened and kept med stuck for several years here and there.

When my girls were young and went to school, I dreamed about travelling around the world. I had this huge atlas and maps from all around the world, and every time it felt like my world became too small, I took them out and found new places I wanted to see and new ways I wanted to go there.

Then, when my girls were old enough to take care of themselves, I found myself a man who was totally unable and unwilling to leave the town we were living in, and I went from planning trips around the world I never made to planning vacations in Europe I never made.

Now I’m on my own again, and have been for a few years, and I’m still not out there, seeing all those wonderful places.

This time there is nobody but my self who’s holding me back, but let me tell you, I think it’s scary! The world is so big, and I’m just me. Am I brave enough to go out in the world without anybody holding my hand?

Well, I think I owe it to myself at least to give it a try. You can’t dream about a thing for decades and then not do it when you get the chance. And I would be very disappointed of myself.

To make myself move forward I’ve started a bucket list, where I’m going to put all the things I want to do in 2014: Visit lavender fields in England, France and Italy; go to Hawaii; go to Florida and visit the Hippocrates Institute; go to California; go to Bali; finish and publish a calendar book I’ve written on for a couple of years; finish that romance novel I’ve been writing for the last 3 month.

I also want to treat myself to a lot of wellness, massages, good food …

What about you? Do you have some planes for doing new and different things in the new year? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.

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