"Someday" Is Not A Day

Hey travelers!  If I asked you to pull out your bucket list right now, what would be on it?  Could you name three things off the top of your head that you are definitely accomplishing in this lifetime?  Could you name the top three places you'd love to go?

(If so, please email me... bucket lists are my absolute favorite!)

Riding a Chiva (open-air bus) through Ferias de Quito isn't on your bucket list?  Reconsider, maybe?

Riding a Chiva (open-air bus) through Ferias de Quito isn't on your bucket list?  Reconsider, maybe?

Someday is not a day. Nothing is promised, and if you keep “someday-ing,” you’re going to be 70.
— Sarah Von Bargen of yesandyes.org

How long have these gems been on your list?  Have you ever crossed anything off? I wrote about my bucket list awhile back, and I have to tell you upfront and personal that though it was only 2 months ago, one of them has been crossed off and two more are in the works.  

How can I move so fast on travel?  Because I wholeheartedly believe something my girl-crush Sarah Von Bargen said on my favorite podcast once:  "Someday is not a day.  Nothing is promised, and if you keep "someday-ing," you're going to be 70."

Eeeep!  So how do you stop someday-ing?

#taketheleap

This hashtag is all over my instagram feed because I believe, for a lot of folks, that traveling is an act of bravery.  Booking a flight or picking a spot to visit on our beautiful earth means that you are actively choosing to get out of your comfort zone.  This is hard.  But guess what?  Taking that leap feels so incredibly amazing. 

Write it down

On a calendar, in your sparkly-time planner, or just in the notes on your iPhone.  But write it down.  Even better, tell a friend.  Feel awkward?  Here's what you can say:  "Hey______, did you know I was heading to _______ in November?  Wanna come?"  When you put your intentions out there, they are more likely to happen.  Double those good travel odds when you rope in a pal.

Learning Portuguese was on my bucket list.  Here's me doing it, in Rio de Janeiro!  (At a bar.)

Learning Portuguese was on my bucket list.  Here's me doing it, in Rio de Janeiro!  (At a bar.)

Meditate

Uh, yeah.  Do this, for sure.  Some in-the-know folks call it visualization, but basically you sit and imagine that you are already doing the thing that you want to do.  You get to picture all of the details of it:  the delightful ocean breeze and the swoosh of the waves on the coast of Oregon, the sounds of leaves crunching underfoot at the vineyard in Mendoza, the pomp-pomp of the trombone inside Hofbrauhaus in Munich.  What would this experience look like, taste like, smell like, be like? 

So let's stop someday-ing, shall we?  What will your first step be? Hit "reply" and let us know!

PS:  Yes, really!  Let's inspire each other!