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August 22nd, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Creating A Bucket List

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There are so many things I want to do, places I want to see, and experiences I want to have in my lifetime. This is a mental bucket list…but it’s time to put it to paper. Then I have a constant reminder of my dreams.

First, I found a journal I loved. Find a journal or pad of paper that feels special to you. Something you can’t wait to pick up and look through. Then you just need to go for it…..DREAM! Write all kinds of things you would like to accomplish, see, and do. I set a goal of 100 items to begin with. That might be somewhat ambitious, but it really gets you to delve into things you have always wanted to do.

When I first started my bucket list I took a couple of hours to myself and just wrote down everything I could think of. Escape to a corner of your house, a coffee shop, or a favorite area in your town. Go somewhere that may inspire you. When I was a working mom we were constantly asked to create BHAG’s – Big Hairy Audacious Goals. With your bucket list, don’t feel like any item is too big, because you really never know.

Be sure to add to this list as you go through life whether it be yearly, monthly, or every couple of years. It is fun to look back and see things that you have accomplished on it, or things that you may have forgotten were on the list.

Have fun and DREAM BIG!

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January 3rd, 2014 at 5:00 am

Dream a Little Dream…

dreamqupteRemember when you were young and would spend time daydreaming. It might be about an adventure you would take, a boyfriend you might have, or how you would love to redecorate your bedroom. You now watch your kids dream about whether they were a superhero or princess, what they would do with a million dollars of their own, or what the perfect treehouse would look like. They teach us a good life lesson…to never stop dreaming.

As adults, life gets busy and we don’t have the same amount of time to just dream. But, as adults we actually can fulfill our dreams. We can turn our dreams into goals make them a reality.

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” – Gail Devers

This is a great lesson for ourselves and our children. Our dreams can become possible. We should take time to sit back and think about what we want to do, become and experience. We might dream of a family vacation, a new home, more time with our family, or even something as simple as redecorating our living room.

Dream about it.

Decide you are going to do it.

Make a plan.

Do it!

Don’t stop dreaming and encourage your kids by example.

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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