The weather in the Midwest was a little warm, but with no rain where I live, it made for a perfect few days.
We live in Wisconsin near the border of Minnesota, just 25 minutes from downtown St. Paul, which is Minnesota’s state capital. Other states are within reasonable driving distance (six hours or less), too: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska. I’ve not traveled to the latter two.
My husband and I are wild and crazy people in that we tend to jaunt around the country or local countryside when the mood strikes us. Sunday was one of those times. Interstate 90 is a couple hours from our home and for a few years now, I’ve wanted to take that freeway into Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Not to see any particular site, but simply to say, “I’ve been to South Dakota.”
I can now declare that statement as true and accomplished. Check off another item from my dream or bucket list, as it’s now more commonly referred to since the movie came out.
What items do you have on your list?
The past 30 days I’ve read about the loss of two people, both young women that were close relatives of friends of mine in the Facebook world. The one friend lost a niece, the other a daughter. Both deaths were sudden.
I change up the phrase, “Life is short,” to “Life is precious.” The young women who recently left this earth lived, in my opinion, epitomized the latter. To live a life that is short teeters on the brink of cautionary; not taking risks or being adventurous. To live a live that is precious is taking the bull by its horns, throwing caution to the wind, living life to its fullest degree possible without worry about tomorrow.
Imagine living your life that way. Are you able to visualize the possibility? What would you do first?
My husband and I threw caution to the wind and hit the open road. We saw new country, great views, lots of the new energy windmills (one of our fascinations), had a great meal, and spent precious time together.
Let’s see; what’s next on my list?
“His whole future seemed suddenly to be unrolled before him; and passing down its endless emptiness he saw the dwindling figure of a man to whom nothing was ever to happen.” ~ Edith Wharton
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
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