Emptying the Bucket List From Your Couch by Bill Storie
Ok, first things first – I hate the expression “Bucket List” It just sounds morbid and tacky.
Why not “things I would like to do when I grow up.” How’s about “Doing stuff when I’m old” (g)
Anyway, for this epistle I will focus on the “bucket”. The idea is how to empty your bucket before you kick it. I get it. So, let’s think about best to do that.
You could save and save and save and go around the world in 80 days for example. You could do a world cruise. You could go live in Tuscany for a year or so (hmm, y’know what? - that doesn’t sound too bad).
Of course, travel is maybe not on your list at all. You maybe want to learn to play the guitar, or sing at La Scala, or play football for Barcelona. But I’m going to focus on seeing the world.
So, here’s my proposal:
Sit on your couch at home, turn on You Tube and surf the world.
“Oh, wait a minute Bill, I wouldn’t get to “feel” the atmosphere.” Yikes.
Don’t you mean you wouldn’t get to “smell” the atmosphere? Have you ever been at a bull fight in Spain or a rodeo in Calgary? Maybe you’ve never spent a day on the farm. Wandering around the barrios in Rio is tough going (I’ve done it and believe me it’s a challenge).
Here are my reasons for travelling the world from the sofa:-
So, there you go, isn’t technology great?
And if you still want to trudge around the world knock yourself out. It’s entirely your call. I hope you enjoy it. I’ll see you when you get home (I’ll still have my PJs on by the way).
By Bill Storie