What are 10 things that you want to do before you die? Walk the Great Wall in China? Eat Belgian waffles in Belgium? Feed a great white shark (no that’s not me although i am a certified scuba diver thanks to my very practical and currently-NOT-being-put-to-use marine biology degree)?
Almost everyone has a bucket list of one kind or another. Some people want to become millionaires. Some want to write a novel. Some want to pay off their mortgage. That would be nice especially if I had a sponsor to help me with that one.
But lets face it, while most bucket list items are compelling they are also expensive, dangerous or time consuming and most of us won’t be able to pull them off especially while our children are still living at home.
I worked with a client who wanted to serve God in Africa (a big item on her bucket list) but since she’s a wife and mom to two elementary children, she said, “Most days I think since I can’t go to Africa, I’ll just go do laundry.” That’s a defeating thought when you have big dreams.… Read the rest