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Month: April 2017

Appreciate Wise Decisions

Appreciate Wise Decisions

Have you ever thanked a deer for being “smart”? Last week I was driving home from the “Big City” at about 9 pm and it was dark.  I was going around 65 mph when I caught a glimpse of the white butt of a mule deer chomping on some fresh spring grass on the side of the freeway.  It was too late for me to slow down so I was overly grateful that the deer exercised wisdom and didn’t bolt…

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Dust Off Your Dream

Dust Off Your Dream

  In January, 2015, I started Bucket List Rebel.  I thought if I was dreaming of a better life, places to go, experiences to accomplish and financial independence, then other people must be too!  So I began to envision Bucket List Rebel.  I didn’t know what I was doing but I had a deep desire to take steps toward living the life I’ve been dreaming of and how I can build that into my financial freedom. The next month I…

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Today, I Made My Mom Cry…

Today, I Made My Mom Cry…

I know, right?  What kind of daughter am I? Mom asked me yesterday if I was planning to go to the “Big City” this weekend.  I said, “No, why?”  She had made a list from a grocery store sales ad and was hoping that I could add it to my travel plan. I told her that the forecast said tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day and we should go together.  I’m always trying to find a reason to…

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The “Value” of a Smile!

The “Value” of a Smile!

Exactly how much does it cost a person to smile?  My friend, Mike Holliday, gave me a book called “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. Here is a quote that made my week: “Some years ago, a department store in New York City, in recognition of the pressures its sales clerks were under during the Christmas rush, presented the readers of its advertisements with the following homely philosophy: The Value of a Smile at Christmas It…

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Dream Again

Dream Again

OK, this is it! I’m turning a new direction in my life. Starting…TODAY!! Ever since I was a kid I’ve had “Wanderlust”. I have still been able to squeeze out a road trip here and there with my trusty Subaru of 286,000 miles, but my dreams of travel, experiencing different flavors and cultures and meeting amazing people have gotten buried by my every day life. What my life used to look like–I am/was a workaholic who never got ahead. I’ve…

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