Following Your Dreams May Not Be as Hard as You Think

Rob and I have always loved to travel.  I remember when I was pregnant with Jake he visited over 10 states and two countries all while he was in my belly!  Travel is exhilarating to me!  I love seeing new places, observing how people outside of Alabama live their lives, and taste new foods!  Right now, I’m on a mission to see all 50 states and expose the kiddos to the world around them before they turn 18.  This is definitely on my bucket list!

I often wonder what other people dream about…what types of things are on their bucket lists? It’s crazy how you can’t visit a social media site these days without hearing about a friend’s trip to some really cool place.  Perhaps you want to travel somewhere that seems to be out of reach right now?  Here’s some tips to turn that dream into a reality…

  1. Check out Bucketlist.org, a website dedicated to people’s dreams.  You can create a list of your own to check off items as you accomplish them or you can see what other people have on their lists.  The most popular bucket list dreams include swimming with dolphins, going on a cruise, and throwing a dart at a map to select a travel destination.
  2. Devote time to making it happen – Sometimes money isn’t always what stops us from traveling or reaching our dreams.  If you want to learn a new language, maybe today is the day to purchase Rosetta Stone or  sign up for a class.  If you need to save for a trip, set a goal and start planning.  There are all sorts of fun things you can plan while you allow your savings to accumulate.  Have you been wanting to take more pictures?  Challenge yourself to snap a picture every day for a year.  Go grab your camera right now and get started!  Why wait?
  3. Learn to budget – No one is too smart or rich for a budget!  If you track where you money is going, you’ll be in a position to make the most of it.  You get to control where your discretionary money goes, not someone else.  You’ll be more motivated to avoid impulse purchases if you know you’re working toward something you really want!

For more tips on turning your dreams into reality, visit my facebook page!  I’d love to hear about your bucket list and the inspiring things you’re doing to turn them into reality!

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