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Alaska here I come!

Just don’t hold your breath waiting, coz it’s gonna be just a little while before I get there ;)

Like most people, I too have a bucket list of things I’d like to do before I shuffle off this mortal coil. I’ve even managed to scrub a few off already… like swimming with dolphins, my hands down favourite happy place memory to visit when things are a bit sucky. However, visiting Alaska, something that has for me been a deep desire for many years now, and a desire that just seems to keep growing with every passing year, was never even put on my bucket list. Why? Well, I like to put things on my bucket list that are at least within a remote realm of possibility and Alaska just didn’t qualify, the cost of such a trip from Australia being prohibitive.

It was simply a pipe dream.

Until last week.

Let me recount a conversation between me and hubby if I may.

Hubby: So… I’ve been thinking…
Me: Really? I thought I smelled smoke…
Hubby: Smartarse. No, really… I’ve been giving this a bit of thought…
Me: OH! Another one of your million dollar ideas babe? Ok, bring it. I’m all ears.
Hubby: Fine. Forget it.
Me: Now now hunneeee…. don’t be like that. You know I loves ya baby.
I give hubby a cuddle and batt my eyelashes at him most winsomely
Me: Now come one. Share.
Hubby softens a little under my adoring gaze
Hubby: Welllllll… I think we need to open up a new bank account. And we need to put $50 a week into it…. to save for you and me to go to Alaska when the boys are old enough to be without us for a couple of weeks.
Me: speechless, mouth hanging open catching flies
Hubby: So how do you feel about that?
Me: finally regaining my powers of speech Are you serious?
Hubby: Deadly.

What happens next is a little x-rated so I won’t share it here but needless to say I showed hubby just exactly how I felt about his suggestion :)

The realisation that we were actually going to, one day, make it to Alaska and that I would see first hand the sights that I currently devour vicariously hit me like the proverbial tonne of bricks. Up until that very moment I don’t think I ever understood just how vital it is that sometimes we take a look at those pipe dreams of ours and break them down to figure out how we can go about making them a reality.

It doesn’t matter that our trip to Alaska is on a 5 to 10 year plan, the most important thing is that we have a plan.

So what about you? What is your pipe dream? You know the first step to making it a reality is saying it out loud… so I’m challenging you to say it here, now, with me and your fellow bubblers to support you. Go on… I dare you :)))

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