Determined to Live Life to the Full and Take Advantage of Being Over 50?
Kids left home – perhaps for the second or third time – and you want to take advantage of the extra time and money?
Want to work less, or work differently by working when and where you want?
Want to make the most of your extra leisure time by doing something different?
Well, this site is definitely for you.
Perhaps you are looking for a new challenge?
Perhaps you are looking for ideas for a new hobby, pastime or activity you’d like to try?
Perhaps you are looking for inspiration for how to travel to see more of the world?
Well, I want to help you – by building a global community of like-minded people who want to live life to the full and aren’t going to let age stop them.
And I want you to play your part by contributing ideas and suggestions, telling your stories and giving advice to others who may want to follow in your footsteps.
Together we can help each other to live the lives we want to live, to do the things we want to do, and to work when and where we want to – if indeed we do want to.
We can create the freedom to live our lives without the restraints that may have held us back for years.
There are no age limits to this community but we will focus on those of you in your 50s, 60s and above because you share common commitments and lifestyles that 20 and 30 year olds simply have not yet developed.
Also, there are many excellent lifestyle designers out there who are catering for that age group because they are their contemporaries. Tim Ferriss and Sean Ogle are excellent examples and their sites are well worth a look to supplement the information you’ll find here.
I have started the process of creating my ideal lifestyle by thinking of all the things I’d like to be doing instead of what I was doing, and I’d like you to spend a few moments doing the same.
I don’t necessarily mean things you’d do if you won the lottery – but there is no harm aiming high or else your lists will be pretty mundane.
But don’t rule out things on cost grounds because there could be many ways of achieving your dreams without paying a fortune to do it.
This is not a project for the idle rich, it’s for ordinary people without unlimited funds.
I suggest you start where I started – by writing my ‘bucket list’ – the name given to a list of things you want to do before you die, and, incidentally, also a great film starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson.
My list is not quite as morbid as that, it’s just a wish list of all the things I’d like to do and publishing it keeps me focused and more accountable for achieving as many of them as I can.
You can see my list here.
But it’s far from finished and I want your help in compiling it, which is why I’ve left some spaces for late additions and to accommodate your suggestions.
So please let me know what you think I should add and you’ll find you’re well on your way to creating your own list.
It’s a fun exercise which you can do anytime. Let your imaginations run riot and copy ideas from others. Remember plagiarism saves time.
I’d love to see your lists – in fact, it’s part of the project to publish the list in some way.
It doesn’t have to be online like mine but research shows that if you’ve declared your intentions publicly, you’re far more likely to achieve them because you’re being held accountable by someone – in my case I’m being held accountable by all of you!
So please join me on this exciting journey and enjoy the content of the sites as it develops.
I’d love to hear your comments, thoughts, questions or suggestions on how this project develops – either by leaving a post, contributing a guest post or by email at Barefoot@barefootbohemian.co.uk
I’ll try to answer all of them, either directly or on the site.
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And if you know someone who might be interested in this blog please spread the word.
Let’s get this thing spreading fast.
Thanks and good luck
The Barefoot Bohemian