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What do I want?

I have a friend who recently sent me some questions from an online summit that is starting soon, and as I was working on the questions, the last one struck a chord with me. What do I want? I want a lot, but I wanted to share with everyone what I wrote for that question.

What do I want?

I want peace in the world.  I know that sounds corny, but it’s true.  I don’t want to see people and countries fighting.  War is such an unnecessary evil in my eyes anyway.  Anger hurts everyone.  We need to see the beauty in everyone and everything we gaze upon.  

I want to be a person who can help others see that.  I want to teach young women that they CAN do anything they want.  I want to inspire older women that they don’t have to just sit around and wait to die, worrying about everything.  I want them to know that it’s okay to worry, it’s natural, but there are also so many great things in the world to see and things to do.  We don’t have to be considered the weaker sex, as we still are in some countries.  We are strong.  We can teach.  We can walk.  We can sing and dance.  We can do anything!

I want my children and my grandchildren to grow up in a world where they can enjoy the freedom and the joy that they should be allowed to enjoy.  To see the beauty in this world.  To be safe no matter where they are.

I want to travel more.  I want to see the wonders of Turkey, the crystal blue waters that surround Greece, to once again see the beauty of the castles and towns of the Czech Republic, to explore the tundra of Northern Canada, to gaze upon the northern lights in Iceland, to hike through the mountains of New Zealand.  I want to go back to Chile.  I want to ride a hot air balloon over Cappadocia.  I want to lay on a beach in Thailand and enjoy the sun beaming down on me.  I want to see more of this world while I still can.

And I want to live out the remainder of my life, no matter how long that may be, with peace and love in my heart.  My love for my children and my grandchildren continues to grow every day and I want them all to know that I will love them forever, and that they will always have a special place in my heart.

That is what I want!

Writing incentives

Well, I didn’t expect that my blogging would take such a back seat when I returned to Canada, but it apparently has.  At least at the moment.


My work life is very busy – working part-time but at full-time hours – and now the Christmas season is here.  I have been busy baking and shopping and working – my down time is spent watching Christmas shows and spending time with my family.  But I really miss my blogging.


I have already made my New Year’s Resolutions – one is to be writing at least weekly blogs, another is to improve my writing skills by writing daily, and the other is to start to travel in Canada to see cities I have not seen in my life.  Ottawa is the first city on my list!


So to get my writing back up to speed, I ventured into a book store last week and invested in me!  I purchased three books – 500 Writing Prompts, The Book of Me and 52 Lists of Happiness.  I am excited about these books and the Book of Me has taken over my quiet time!  I have already finished about a third of it – it’s a book literally about me.  It asks me questions about my life and it’s a history of everything about me.  It has been eye-opening to see my responses.  It has me delving into memories I thought were long gone.  It feels good to be writing.  And now I need to start blogging again!


The 500 Writing Prompts is a book with different ideas of what to write about.  I really like the first one, so this is the one I will start with here.


Name the Top Ten Things on your bucket list.

  1.  To write a book.
  2.  To teach kids how to invest in their future.
  3.  To teach adults how they can travel without credit.
  4.  To inspire my children and grandchildren to follow in my footsteps and make their life an incredible adventure.
  5. To volunteer at a children’s village in Nicaragua as a teacher.
  6.  To put my feet in the Indian Ocean.
  7.  To visit my friends in the Czech Republic.
  8. To travel to Switzerland.  (this has been on my bucket list since my 30’s!)
  9.  To see the Northern Lights in Iceland.
  10.  To go on an African Safari.

I know I will accomplish all of this and  more!!!    What will you do?