Is 35 By 35 Possible?

Is 35 By 35 Possible?

This week I will be turning 33 and it’s made me come up with a new goal. It’s an ambitious goal. Maybe too ambitious. But you never know until you try, right?

 

I’ve been pretty fortunate. I have been able to travel to a lot of places, and for that I am very grateful. So far, I have been to 27 countries. I have a Word document that I happily update every time I come home. And I’m not in any way trying to brag or anything, I’m just OCD like that and I like to keep track lol!

 

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It’s been over 10 years since I first visited and fell in love with Spain.

 

And I’ve never really necessarily had a bucket list per say. I’ve always said I want to see everything and go everywhere. Besides, for every place I go, I end up hearing or finding out about 2-3 more places I want to go. So my bucket list would be never ending.

 

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Abseiling in South Africa, enjoying the tulips in Finland, and exploring the Scottish Highlands.

 

In the last two years I have made travel a priority, but I believe that setting a goal and developing a plan will push me even more to go out and explore this world.

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. – Tony Robbins

So in this post I am officially declaring that I want to have visited my 35th country by the time I am 35. That gives me 2 years to visit 8 countries. I’m not sure which countries exactly, just that Iceland will definitely be one of them. But I like the idea of putting this new goal out there, for everyone to see. It will push me that much harder to make it happen.

 

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Cruising around Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

 

I know not everyone is a fan of “country counting” and I’m certainly not going to go somewhere just to say I’ve been. I travel to learn and grow and experience new cultures. This is just going to be my way of keeping focused and keeping myself accountable.

 

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Temple hopping in Thailand.

 

So what do you think? Is my goal doable, or just plain crazy talk? We’d love to read your comments below! 🙂

 

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Hi! I'm Vicky, a South Florida-based blogger traveling around the world with my stuffed monkey Buddy. We show you how to make travel a priority while working a full time job. Click on the photo to learn more!

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