It doesn't matter what your dreams, goals, and passions are in life, it just matters that you reach out for them.
As you know, I always like to look ahead and make plans.
I have recently been reading a new blog by EXPLORER. It's all about getting ready for a round the world trip.
My favourite quote is:
However, we don't want to lose site of the journey we live each and every day simply because we are preparing for our long-term adventure. That would be like saving every last drop of money for retirement without enjoying some of the best years of your life. I don't know anyone who has that much discipline and focus and frankly, I don't think it's a strength. You never know what you'd miss along the way, and would you really be living your life? To put all of our focus on the trip ahead might allow us to save a bit more money, but it wouldn't be worth it to us if we lost our sanity and hibernated in our house all year.
I think I WAS losing my sanity a while back-waiting for our trip to Africa and Mortgage Freedom. So we began to plan some small adventures too.
Dannie, who created the idea of an ULTIMATE LIFE LIST http://myultimatelifelist.blogspot.co.uk/
is very good at this, she plans smaller and bigger experiences along the way.
So we looked ahead and planned some EXCITING EXPERIENCES ON A BUDGET-Such as
Paralympics - Our tickets were just £20 each and we have been sent a travel card too.
Mum's was just £5.
We hope to go into Central London before the events start at 7pm-maybe to the Tower of London as we have an annual pass we can use to get in at minimum cost.
Elgar's Cello Concerto-London Symphony Orchestra-Our tickets were £11 each. Well worth it for an evening of heavenly music.
War Horse Play-We have the best seats thanks to selling our previous tickets on ebay for an amazing amount.
November-No plans yet.
Carmen Opera at the English National Opera-Mr Sft has treated me for my birthday but we still went for £25 tickets.
Wean: Great to hear from you! I was rejected by Adsense. LOL! I'm not too cut up about it.
Betty: What a brilliant fantasty. We must rent a RV one day, just to experience that freedom. So you fell in love with that part of the USA from last year's trip. It is very beautiful. How about posting some photos of your trip on your blog?
Suze: Lovely to hear from you! Your fantasy sounds blissful, I love being near the ocean and the little cottage would be perfection. Have you anywhere in mind?
Jo: Have a wonderful holiday! So looking forward to hearing about it when I get back.
I will never tire of seeing elephants, they are such interesting animals. I can't wait to share all my encounters from Africa. Your mum has excellent taste!
Mary: Thank you so much for posting about Vic Falls for me! I loved it and really enjoyed showing Mr Sft. Yes, a crazy visit! Hope you don't mind but I've put a link on this post, so others can enjoy it too!
My nephew does NOT think he will go on the helicopter ride but I'm hoping he will change his mind. He definitely wants to go on the light aircraft over the Delta but seems fearful of helicopters despite our arguments.
I LOVE OUT OF AFRICA! Love the novel and love the film. Yes, going up in the Tiger Moth was just like that! I'll have to show you some photos on a Thankful Thursday post.
We watched an amazing programme recently about the Zambezi, such an interesting river.
For the bucket list (Ultimate Life List) we have listed our ultimate travel experiences - typically they cost more hence all the saving. There is no point going for half measures-we're only here once!
We are going to take some very warm clothing for early mornings and late evenings. My woolly hat and gloves are coming with me for sure.
I will send you my e-mail. Thanks again for your warm wishes and yes it would be lovely to all meet up.
Gill: Now the Rocky Mountaineer would be AMAZING! Out of this world scenery as you say...so worth it! Thanks for sharing, I may have to consider it for a future trip. So glad you are blogging again.