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Bucket List

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Did you guys sleep at all last night!?

I’ll be honest, I couldn’t handle the election result anxiety and fell asleep around 10:30am, only to wake up at 2 am to the news of a new President Elect.

With the 2016 Election results official, (for better-or-worse) this country is headed for major change. Based on the voter turnout and the months-long hostility brewing between constituents, clearly people felt moved enough about the current state of the country to make their voices heard and exercise their right as citizens.

So with new leadership being positioned to take over in 2017, now is the ideal time for us all to consider what all this change means for us and the things we want to see happen for ourselves, our friends and family and our country in 2017. Change is a complicated thing — before anything changes, we need to ultimately figure out exactly what we want.

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Have you ever thought about making a bucket list?

If you’re unsure what a bucket list really entails, let me break it down for you:

buck·et list
(nouninformal)
a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.

Living a productive, happy and fulfilled life is a challenge, even for the most successful of us. In order to get to that “happy place” it’s helpful to break down exactly what we want out of our lives and what’s ultimately at the core of importance for us. Basically, we need to ditch all of the excuses and start #adulting.

Yowza.

That’s why putting together a bucket list is a valuable tool to help you discover your goals and put you squarely on the path toward achieving them, no matter how big or small.

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Take a moment and answer these questions as truthfully as possible:

  • Where would you live?
  • How would you live?
  • Who would you surround yourself with?
  • What would you wear?
  • What would you eat?
  • What hobbies would you do and how often?
  • What new things would you learn?
  • Where would you like to travel?
  • What charitable causes would you support? How?

By answering these questions, you’ve essentially created a vision board without any of the limitations we unconsciously place on ourselves. You just might be surprised to discover what you never knew you really wanted!

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Now, take those bucket list #goals and make them happen.

It won’t happen overnight, of course… but it IS possible to map out a realistic plan to help you achieve whatever is at the top of your list. With the right planning, sacrifice and commitment (and all of the coffee), your visions can ultimately become your reality — regardless of who is sitting in the White House.

What’s on your bucket list?

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