• Life List,  Travel

    My Life List: Travel to one new country for every year of my life

    How it started Back in 2012, when I first created my bucket list over at Relocationjunkie.com, I had a dilemma. I wanted to grow old with grace, but I didn’t know exactly how. You see, at the age of 17 or 18 I had a dream. I don’t remember if it was a day time or night dream anymore, but I remember the imagery vividly. In the dream I was an old lady sitting in a rocking chair with 3-4 children sitting at my feet. The children looked up at me expectantly and said: “Nana, Nana – tell us a story! Tell us about the time you did _x_!” The…

  • Life List,  Travel

    My Life List: Climbing Machu Picchu

    Introduction to a dream I have wanted to climb Machu Picchu for about 7 years now. It escapes me where exactly the idea came from. I do remember being very passionate about the idea when I first created my bucket list though. That emotion has also never left since. That’s why, after 7 years, I have finally made plans to execute this dream in September/October 2019. I’ve waited long enough and I finally have the time and space to enjoy it. The best part: I’m now taking some buddies on this adventure with me! There is something fascinating about being out in the open, high up and in a place…

  • Life List

    My Life List

    I’ve been maintaining an active bucket list since 2012 when I originally started relocationjunkie.com. Since starting the list, I’ve bathed an elephant, been on a bungee jump, made my own pizza. I’m even moving to Spain this year – didn’t see that coming! Originally, I thought of a bucket list as ‘all the things I think I want or need to do before I die‘. Now I think of it as an essential part of building and maintaining a personally inspiring life. In tribute to this change, I have decided to rename my ‘bucket list’ into a ‘life list’ instead. As a reminder to┬áconsistently re-evaluate my sincerest wants and needs…