Musings of a Virtuoso Travel Advisor …
No one knows how much time we have left to live, which is probably a good thing. As time passes, though, we are so busy learning, doing, working, struggling, planning, and making endless decisions that we often don’t take time to reflect on the broad canvas of our lives. The truth is, each of us has our own unique life canvas, and it is up to us to decide which mages and details will represent the fabric of our life.
Does your canvas have images of working endless hours to get ahead, missed opportunities to be with loved ones, failed endeavors, broken promises, delayed plans or time lost? Or is your personal canvas painted with achievements, passions, positive endeavors, love, and dreams realized?
With the knowledge that our years are finite, it is important to have goals so the years don’t come and go without direction or intent. A bucket list is a great way to keep track of these goals, and the sooner we populate the list the better so we have more time to check items off that list.
I have a bucket list just for travel. The beautiful thing about seeing the world is that it exposes us to experiences, knowledge, relationships, spirituality, perspective and communing with nature – all things that add vibrancy to our lives. My travel canvas is filled with wildlife, cultural immersion, adventure, history, incredible learning and an appreciation for our beautiful planet and its inhabitants. What is on my travel bucket list? Uganda, Madagascar, Bhutan, the Azores, and Sri Lanka. I do have miles to go before I sleep, but time is ticking.
What’s on your bucket list?