There have been many things I’ve wanted to do for a long time.
I hate using that word – “want.” It implies that something is out of your control, or not attainable.
This year has been the year of checking things off my bucket list. I’m writing this at 4:00am from my hotel in Palau, Micronesia (*cheeeeck!).I’ve wanted to come here since my mom told me about it 16 years ago. 16 years ago! Yesterday I took an aerial tour of the islands and today I will be going on my first snorkel/dive tour. Micronesia is home to some of the best diving in the world!
16 years. Anytime I ask myself why I haven’t done something, the answer is always an excuse. “I don’t have the money right now” (or if I had the money, I figured I should save it for something more practical), “I’ll wait until someone else wants to go so we can go together,” and “I just went to Alaska, I don’t deserve to go on another trip.”
Those were my excuses.
My busy wedding season is about to start (Fall is always the busiest time of year for me). I had a couple weeks off and the financial resources, so I got over my bullshit excuses and booked it. Eeep! I CHOOSE to go to Micronesia!
Anytime I do something like this for myself, life really ZINGS! I think it’s not only important to take care of yourself, but to learn to treat yourself well. It’s like being your own best lover.
What is something you’ve always wanted to do, and why haven’t you pulled the trigger?
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