I’ve always wanted to visit Italy…or should I say, return to Italy! Ever since I spent a whole 4 days there on a whirlwind European tour in the 1980’s, I’ve been dreaming of the day I would go back to explore more of this stunning country. After all, on my last visit I did throw three coins in the Trevi fountain – so I was destined to return!

For a long time, it was just a daydream… something that might happen, one day. Then, six years ago, my beloved Dad passed away, reminding me just how short life is.

Slowly but thoughtfully, I started to reassess my priorities. Some time later, I made a “Bucket List” of things to do before I die. It might sound a bit morbid to some, but I want to make sure I don’t leave it too late to do the things I really want to do! A trip to Italy was very high on that list.

About four years ago, I decided it was time to take action on the Italy trip. At the time, we had just purchased a new home and I had been made redundant from my job, so I was setting myself a challenging goal indeed!

I opened a special bank account and started saving, sometimes just a few dollars, but I saved something every week. I made the choice to sacrifice social events and new outfits along the way. I also managed to convince my wonderful hubby to stay home with the kids… he REALLY is wonderful!

Now, I’m finally on my way. My childhood bestie and I have booked our tickets. We waited for the airline specials to commence and then pounced on brilliant airfares that are $1100 cheaper than they were last week – amazing! More euros for vino and gelati 🙂

The bestie and I are both very excited and still wondering how we’ve managed to pull it off…?

But then I am reminded of the power of setting a goal. My darling Dad taught me that if you truly set your mind to something and you’re prepared to work hard to achieve it, you can make it happen. You just have to REALLY want it.

What do you REALLY want to do?

When will it be time to live your dream?

Please leave your comments or share your dream below – I’d love to hear from you. Ciao bellas 🙂