Today I have decided to set a personal goal. I have traveled to many states in this great country of ours. As I was reflecting on my travels, I listed the states that I have not visited yet. I wrote them down and I have 17 states on my list yet to visit. So here it is, my goal. To visit all 50 states before I turn 50. Wow, what an accomplishment that will be, to say that I have visited all 50 states before I turned 50. So I have to tell you then, that I have 5 years, 9 months and 13 days to meet this goal. Ouch, I just shared my age. For those of you that don’t want to do the math, I am 44 years young.
I shared this goal with my husband as he came home for the evening, of course he is a big part of this goal as he is my travel companion. I also informed him that he can also meet this goal before he turns 50. He has 1 year 9 months and 11 days, except he has only 4 states. So I began to map out how many trips this will take to visit the remaining 17 states. I quickly figured out 6 different trips. I have thought non stop about these travel plans, on which ones to drive to and which ones to fly and rent a car. Here is a Map for those of you that are curious to see which states they are.
Here is a link to the visited states map for those of you that would like to create your own map. http://www.visitedstatesmap.com/
Here is the list to make it easy:
Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Arkansas, Louisiana, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
My husbands states are Alaska, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi.
I will be keeping you all updated on all our travel plans as we begin to cross the states off the list to meet OUR goal.
I would love insights and information from those of you that have been to these great states or live there.
The first step is to set a goal, the second is to write it down and the third step is to share it with others. I am doing the second and the third with you all now. My goal is set, now that I have shared it with everyone.
Here is to living life and setting goals!
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