It seems like just when you feel comfortable with a baby product, it’s time to change again. I loved Athena’s car seat/stroller system. I had it from her birth until now. It was familiar and easy to use but she no longer fits in the car seat. I do have her jogging stroller, which is absolutely perfect when it comes to sun coverage and durability, but it’s too heavy and too big to use on a regular basis. So it’s time to switch again. I knew exactly what I wanted in a stroller; I wanted something sturdy and lightweight with great sun coverage and a large basket for storage underneath. I found the Joovy Groove and it has everything I wanted and more. We’re all set for another couple of years… at least when it comes to a stroller. Continue reading
I was a high school English teacher. For eight years, that’s how I defined myself; for the rest of my life before that, I was a student. I was content in life. I was content with my career. I was content with my location. I was content with my extra-curricular activities. I was content in my marriage. I was content. I thought that was enough. I figured no one actually lives their dream life or finds complete happiness so having a roof over my head, a permanent job, and enough money to get by were plenty. Then I woke up. It literally happened over night. I was no longer okay with “good enough.” I wanted my daily life to be better than vacation. I wanted to feel like I never had to work another day in my life because my job was so great that it was more like play. I have something to offer the world and I’m worth more than a content life. So I did it. I made my dream life a reality. Continue reading
Exploring Fiji, piloting a helicopter, airplane, glider, jet pack, and biplane, swimming with beluga whales and whale sharks, planning bucket list adventures for others, reaching 10 million blog views, and delivering a beautiful baby sound like a lifetime of accomplishments but they were just part of my 2012 Bucket List. The more unrealistic I am with my dreams and goals, the more I am able to achieve so I’ve created another list for 2013 with equally beautiful dreams and I’m almost half way there. Some people create a bucket list because they are dying; I created one because I want to live. Do you have a 2013 bucket list? I’d love to hear your dreams and goals for the rest of 2013! Continue reading
This article is from Chiara Fucarino. Enjoy!
There are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be happy, and those who choose to be unhappy. Contrary to popular belief, happiness doesn’t come from fame, fortune, other people, or material possessions. Rather, it comes from within. The richest person in the world could be miserable while a homeless person could be right outside, smiling and content with their life. Happy people are happy because they make themselves happy. They maintain a positive outlook on life and remain at peace with themselves.
The question is: how do they do that?
It’s quite simple. Happy people have good habits that enhance their lives. They do things differently. Ask any happy person, and they will tell you that they … Continue reading
For the last two months, I’ve been posting about The Biggest, Baddest Bucket List contest; after all, no contest exists that is more fitting for Bucket List Publications. Following my dreams of traveling and experiencing life to the fullest has taught me that the world is full of endless possibilities and Bucket List Publications is the accumulation of all of my wildest dreams come true. The Biggest Baddest Bucket List contest, though, is like my bucket list on steroids. With only 9 days left to vote, I’m currently in 1st place for a trip around the world and $50,000! I’m going to win… with your help. Continue reading
Daily I think about my greatest desires. What if we lived a life without restrictions? With unlimited funds, time, resources…. What would you do tomorrow? How would you spend your day? That’s how I try to spend each day. I find out what I want the most and figure out how to make it happen. That’s what life is all about. We are all capable. Continue reading
My philosophy: the more unrealistic I am with my dreams and goals, the more I’m able to achieve. Since entering the Biggest, Baddest Bucket List contest, I’ve been dreaming about touring around the world and exploring new countries, cultures, and adventures. At first, I didn’t think I’d even enter the contest because I have a new baby, a new home, and we’re living in a new state, and country, but I realized that anything is possible. Trying to win the contest will teach Athena that we don’t have to live a life with restrictions. Continue reading
If you could make someone’s bucket list dreams a reality, would you? It’s time! Click on this link and vote as many ways as possible. By voting, you will be part of making all of my bucket list dreams come true.
Some people create a bucket list because they are dying, I created one because I want to live!
With 30 days until entries close, I am currently in 2nd place in My Destination’s Biggest, Baddest Bucket List! There is a lot of contest left though and I’d like to remain at the top of the pack going into the next round. I’ve been working hard to maintain my status, gaining interviews with the Cape Breton Post and the Halifax Herald, but I still need your regular votes.
If you’ve been following along for a while, you know my motto: the more unrealistic I am with my dreams and goals, the more I’m able to achieve. Who would have thought that I would have the opportunity to travel around the world this year? This is my chance.
For those of you that don’t know me as well, you can learn a little bit more about me here.
This contest won’t just change my year, it will change my life. Gaining followers, friends, and support during my travels will bring the world to my doorstep.
I recently added to my video to give a deeper look into my Fiji experience. Check it out here:
Vote, vote, and vote again. You can help me win. You’re capable of making all of my bucket list dreams a reality.
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt
You’re rich, right? You travel around the world at your leisure and don’t worry about a thing. You don’t have a day job, do you? You’re playing and living and indulging your “bucket list” in luxury. Are you really in need of anything? These are the comments I receive on a regular basis and I’d like to take just one post and one post only to discuss it and then dismiss it because I don’t feel like I need to give it any more of my time. Continue reading
(Confusion settled and reentered. Now I need your vote!)
I can win a six month, six continent, all expenses paid trip; oh and don’t forget the $50,000 when I get back! Travel and adventure encompass my life. It is as much a part of me as family and friends. I was born for this competition. You have been following my adventures and many of you have become like family. Now, I need your great social media skills at their finest.
I entered My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List! You can find my entry here: http://www.mydestination.com/users/lesley/bbb#tab
It’s a short, 1.5 minute video on my adventures in Fiji. Regardless if you vote, it’s totally worth checking out.
I can win with your help. I need people to like it on Facebook, Tweet it, Google +1 it, Stumble it, and pin it on Pinterest. Each voter can only vote once per Entry, but your votes count for each social media outlet.
Some people create a bucket list because they are dying; I created one because I want to live. The more unrealistic I am with my dreams and goals, the more I am able to achieve. I need your help. I can make this happen!
Brazil, Barbados, South Africa, Tanzania, Spain, Ireland, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Russia, India, UAE, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, China… the list goes on! I’m already planning.