In the last ten years, the phrase “bucket list” has become more and more popular, an impressive list that highlights all the goals and dreams you want to achieve before you well, hmmm…..kick the bucket. It is a wonderful way of clarifying and focusing on the things that are important to you.
However, the trouble with bucket lists is that often people wait until their golden years to start completing them. I am sure that you have heard someone say, “When I retire….” In fact, I am betting you have heard that said many times as it is another phrase that is quite popular.
Unfortunately, as people age and finally retire, they frequently give up on the hopes and dreams they once were passionate about. Perhaps this is because the dreams have change, circumstances have occurred, or yesterday’s goals are simply a little out of reach at their age. It is normally with a heavy sigh and a lingering thought, that they surrender their past goals to the wind.
The whole idea behind creating a bucket list is to make the most of the life God has given you. It’s a reminder that our life on this earth is precious yet short, and it helps us concentrate on living that life to the fullest each and every day.
While I’m sure several of you have created your own checklist of things you want to do, see, and accomplish, there are many people that don’t know where to start or perhaps think it is too late. Not only is it not too late; it is the perfect time. Think about it! How do you want to spend the rest of your life?
At the young age of 50, that was the question I started to ask myself.
Throughout most of my life I have been a teacher and a nurse, a mother, a wife, sister, and daughter. I have lived a good life filled with lots of twists and turns, joys and sorrows, excitement and disappointments. It has been a wild ride and I could easily write several books that would make the best seller’s list. But before I start writing my memoirs, I have a lot of living left to do….. and so the journey begins.
Retirement on the Run was birthed out of a desire to see and experience life on our planet earth….after the age of 50. While most people travel extensively while they are young and then can quietly settle down to a life at home,
I never quite lost the wanderlust.
My children were constantly being carted off to historical monuments, battlefields, museums, exhibits, and outside adventures. Traveling, venturing, and exploring has always been a part of my life and now that I am in my 50’s, I have even a greater desire to do so.
However, this journey is not just about travel. It is about people, lives, feelings, culture, food, languages, the past, the present, traditions, events, and love. It is about what makes us unique and yet what ties us together. It is an adventure that promises to educate, thrill, challenge, enlighten, and inspire. So come along with me as I venture into the wonderful world of globe-trotting.