Someday Starts Today
by Kara Fiechter
In the movie “Night and Day,” written by Patrick O'Neill, Cameron Diaz says that she is going to accomplish one of her dreams “someday.” Tom Cruise fires back with a kind chuckle, “Someday…. that’s a dangerous word. It’s really just a code for never.” After watching this clip, I realized how often I personally use the word “someday” when referring to my dreams. At that moment, I was filled with the deep desire to make ALL of my dreams a reality by starting TODAY. I decided to create The Ultimate Life List; not just a bucket list to do before I kick the bucket one day, but a list of on-going passions, dreams, and desires that I actively plan to achieve on a monthly, annually, and generationally inspired timeline. The list is now up to over 740 items, with over one-third completed. They range from writing a note to a teacher that inspired me, to visiting every country in the world.
Since travel is at the top of my list, I immediately booked a flight to Peru, South America to branch out of my continent. After, I realized that I need to share my adventures and my Ultimate Life List with everyone around me. I want to show people that we live in a huge, beautiful world full of caring people, breath-taking sights, food to die for, and memories waiting to be made. Not all of these adventures can be made in the area you grew up, or the places that you are the most comfortable in. Some certainly can, but too often, the comfort of everyday life and routine hinders us from becoming the best people we could ever be. I hear people express that they will travel and fulfill their dreams -“someday,” while I suggest, the perfect time is now.
Think about your own life… What are you waiting for right now that you’ve been longing to do: climb Mount Everest, run a marathon, publish your book, inspire someone young, or travel to Australia? If you’re waiting for the perfect moment and circumstance for everything to just fall into place, I have to tell you that the perfect chance to do something will rarely ever come. This life is about grabbing the bull by the horns, staring your fears in the face, and saddling up for the ride of your life.
So, today, right now, make that list, book that plane ticket, or ask for that raise. You’re life will flash before your eyes if you don’t make the most of it. Don’t wait to be the person who has to hear terrible news in order to live like they’re dying. Live your life to the fullest now!
About the Author
My name is Kara Fiechter, and I am from a small town in good ole' Indiana! I grew up on a family farm and went to a high school with less than 500 people. Throughout my childhood, I knew that the world had much more to offer than cornfields and Friday night football games. I sought to find out by traveling around the world and learning from people from different countries and completely different backgrounds. I have grown into falling in love with new places, new experiences, and new people. Now, I long to inspire others to move out of their comfort zones and into the world of adventures!