THE HEART OF THIS BLOG IS TO INSPIRE A LIFE FILLED WITH POSSIBILITIES AND INFUSE A ZEST FOR ADVENTURE, TRAVEL, PURSUING PASSIONS, CHASING DREAMS, INTENTIONAL BLISS, AND TO PROVE IT CAN BE DONE NO MATTER WHAT AGE OR FINANCIAL STATUS.
Hi! I’m Lhorie – an adventure collector, serial optimist, passionate dreamer, and annoying (but very loving) mommy!
This blog is where anything and everything is possible at anytime! At least, that’s what I believe and what I am trying to achieve. As of October 2016, I am checking one thing off my bucket list every month.
I am chasing my dreams to travel the world and live a life of adventure while fully participating in my present life as a full-time mom, full-time employee, and aspiring full-time blogger. How do I find the time? Well, that is the journey I embark upon and I share my experiences and knowledge here in hopes of stimulating inspired action for the like-minded dreamers and the seekers.
There are still so many things I want to experience in life. I would love to travel more. I would love to experience more adventures, big and small. I would love to learn a new language and eat dishes I’ve never heard of before. I want to get lost in the wilderness and discover new things. I want to live every moment passionately and wake up in the morning looking forward to a day filled with beautiful surprises.
Since I turned 18, I have been keeping a bucket list and every year it would grow, but I wasn’t crossing anything off. Every day I would tell myself, “today is the day!” I would end that day feeling incomplete because another day has passed that I did not achieve anything. None that really mattered to me anyway.
Those mediocre days became weeks. Weeks became months. Then five years have passed and I look back at my life with an astounding feeling of regret. I did not want to wait another day that would lead to another five years of longing for something I knew I could accomplish with a simple change in thought and a commitment to take action.
After some hardcore soul searching and numerous attempts to fill this gap, I finally realized what was missing in my life… absolutely nothing! The minute I stopped comparing myself to others and their accomplishments, this so-called gap disappeared.
Everything I have in my life, I wanted. Regardless of the consequences, I wanted it. I wanted a steady and secure job so I didn’t have to worry about money. I wanted to live in a boring and quiet neighborhood so my family can feel safe. I wanted many things and I got it! There are no regrets!
Now that I have built a so-far-so-good life for myself, I am ready to start building a Walter Mitty kind of life.
This site is the evolution of my bucket list featuring articles of trips I’m finally taking, adventures I’m seizing, dreams I’m chasing, and valuable lessons I am learning along the way.
There is a great exciting world out there ready to be explored. Life does not have to be a series of mundane events. Life, whatever the current circumstances, when seen through inspired eyes and a hopeful heart, the ordinary suddenly becomes magical!
I learned that envisioning it this way is only half the process. The other half is participating. Go figure. So here I am, heart in hand, fully engaging in the life I live and the life I want to lead.
FUN QUIRKS ABOUT ME
I laugh at almost everything. I cry at almost everything. I enjoy annoying my kids. I’m on a mission to visit every country in the world. I love love love when it rains. I’m a sucker for Netflix. I’ve seen the entire series of Friends more than 7 times. I’ll never say “no” to a steak. I eat with my hands. I love to learn. Yeah, it surprised me too. Dolphins and tulips always make me happy. I’m a messy eater and I sooo love to eat. I will try anything once. I eat 2 boiled eggs at least twice a week. I prefer Pepsi over Coca-Cola. I always misplace my eyeglasses even when it’s sitting on my head.