The past year has brought about many unexpected turns, but it has also opened the door to many surprising new memories and possibly even some new traditions. Nobody knows what this year will hold, but I think we can all agree to prepare for the absolute best. So now that 2021 is here, it’s time to revise your bucket list!
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller
Four Bucket list Resolutions to welcome in the New Year:
1: Plan an International Vacation
2020 was marked by being home-bound. Now we’re seeing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel and it’s time to shake off the cobwebs and go explore. Museums and countless other attractions will begin to open their doors if they haven’t already. You may notice the incredibly low prices and specials on vacations going on right now – so it may be the perfect time to plan your trip.
2: Take a Road Trip
If you don’t feel ready to board a plane, you can still get out and explore at your own pace by taking a drive to a favorite, or new, destination. If you want to avoid hotels and public bathrooms, there are multiple companies that rent RVs as well as RV sharing programs where owners make their RVs available.
America is chock full of gorgeous national parks, charming little towns, and adventure tours that will get your heart pounding.
3: Take a Loved One to Dinner
Most families have their own traditions and times that they spend together, but have you ever just taken your grandmother or sister out to dinner, just because? Maybe you have another special family member in your life that you don’t get to spend one on one time with very often.
There are 1,001 bucket list ideas and things that you can do to explore the world, but don’t forget that it’s the people in our lives who make it special – and you can return the favor by making them feel special, too. You might also enjoy asking about their childhood. What was life like when they were growing up, and how is it different from 2021? Pretty sure they couldn’t’ have imagined there would be grubhub, zoom, or the Mandalorian.
4: Learn a New Skill
With many venues and activities still closed or restricted, many Americans are finding that they have a little extra time on their hands. And since many of us have been liberated from our offices to do remote work, it’s the perfect storm to learn a new hobby or skill. Think about it, you may never get the chance again!
Take advantage of your newfound freedom to learn gardening, piano, get a new certification or degree, or juice up your baking skills. Many online learning platforms have emerged like Udemy and Skillshare, not to mention the vast number of free how-to videos shared on Youtube.
Make your Own Moments in 2021
Whether you go overseas, stay in town and make it a point to visit every restaurant at least once this year, or throw out the bucket list idea altogether in favor of just living in the moment – You get to decide what your 2021 looks like. Make it a great one.
“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” ~Richard Branson