It’s time for an exciting new adventure. 3 years ago I started this blog – I was 2 years away from my 60th birthday and I wanted to embrace that milestone with excitement, hope and a sense of adventure. I have decided to embrace social media even more by reaching out and asking for your help as I plan the next chapter in my personal journey. No, not online dating but instead online life planning.
The whole world is my oyster and there are so many things I might do. I am enlisting my friends, family and acquaintances far and wide to explore the possibilities. I want to hear where you’ve been, why you loved it, where you want to go and what is pulling you there.
I am making lists – that’s the way I handle things. Lists of where I have been, what I love doing and what talents are in my bag of tricks.
I intend to continue earning a living but I think I have a pretty big “bag of tricks” to offer. I am referring to work I am doing now and career’s I have had in the past.
- Reflexologist (Healing foot massage)
- Workshop facilitator (Fun, inspiring sessions incorporating Aromatherapy, flower essence remedies, journalling, vision boards and more)
- Life Cycle Officiant (weddings, funerals, coming of age, uncoupling)
- Organizer (Home and office)
- ESL teacher (English as a second language_
- Jewish Educator (specialty is Bar/Bat Mitzvah students)
- Travel/tourism guide
- Administration and Management
- Event Planning
Here is a list of things I have thought of doing:
- House-sitting and pet-sitting. Boat-sitting (yachts?)
- Couch surfing (think I am not really up that option) – like camping and backpacking.)
- Tour guide
- Destination representative (English representative at hotels and resorts)
- Cruise ship (maybe as a Reflexologist)
- Teaching English in actual classrooms
- Teaching English virtually (already doing this as a supply teacher)
- Volunteer placements with a stipend
- Retreat centre or spa as a Reflexologist
- Caregiver for children or seniors
- Organizing homes/ offices far and wide
Now it is your turn. I am so excited to hear your ideas. Where would you go? What might you do? Let your imagination run wild. 1, 2, 3, and go!
2 thoughts on “What Would You Do If You Could Do Anything?”
First off, I have a bucket list of places I want to visit before I kick…you know what!
Cappadocia, Gopekli Tepe, and so many other places in Turkey
Thessaloniki, Meteora, Zakynthos, and Santorini in Greece
Santiago da Compostela in Spain
Chefchaouen and Marrakech in Morocco
Mont St-Michel in France
There are more but that will do for now…
I want to organize and categorize all my lifelong photos and memorabilia, to make a virtual scrap book for my kids, grandkids, and great-grands down the line, because I have a lot of interesting tales to tell them that I think will fascinate them and perhaps even help them as they go through life. But I also want to do a vanity publication of this scrapbook into an actual book format and print maybe 100 copies, because I know technology changes, but books will likely be around for a while.
I want to spend time doing genealogy and family history. I have a mysterious half-brother born in France during WWII, the existence of whom my parents kept from me, and I only discovered in the past year thanks to an elderly cousin. I am awaiting my results from ancestry DNA – perhaps he or a family member has done the same, and we may find each other one day.
So those are my dreams and goals. Hopefully I will live long enough to achieve them! I have been an economic developer, business owner, business consultant, banker and lots more, and I hope to be able to keep on keeping on for a long time to come (maybe another 3 decades???).
Great ideas, Joy. Greece and Turkey are the top of my list as well. Interesting to see where the brother search leads. Definitely publish those books. Brilliant!