There have been many things I’ve wanted to do for a long time.
I hate using the word – “want.” It implies that something is out of my 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 got over my 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 partner-in-crime.
What is something you’ve always wanted to do, and why haven’t you pulled the trigger?
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