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Let’s connect!

Did you know that The Goal List is on several social sites? Let’s connect!

The Goal List Community on Facebook is your place to find and share support for dreams and adventures, especially those around bucket lists, travel, and goal achievement. Daily prompts, occasional challenges, and more!

On The Goal List fan page on Facebook, you can like and share interesting stories and some new blog posts.

@GoalListTweets on Twitter is great for quick tips on bucket lists and travel, and updates on all new blog posts. I sometimes participate in Twitter chats using this channel.

@TheGoalList on Instagram is new (I used to use my personal account, but am now splitting off this blog with its own account). It will feature inspirational quotes, bucket list and travel pictures, and more!

Where are you on social media? Leave a comment or fill out the reader survey to let me know.

Review: Hotel Hotel Hostel in Seattle

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Hostels are interesting places. They can be kind of hit and miss because a good hostel experience is made of a certain combination of the location, structure and decoration of the space, common areas, activities offered, amenities, and the random mix of whoever happens to be there at the time.

Hotel Hotel Hostel is a smaller international travelers’ hostel in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, and it seems like it falls on the positive end of the range of possibilities.

Because I’m a local (Washington residents aren’t allowed to stay because like all travelers’ hostels, they focus on providing space for visitors), I can’t get first-hand experience of what it’s like to stay here, but I was able to tour the place and I feel comfortable recommending it based on that experience (because if I was from out of town, I’d definitely consider staying here!).

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What I hope you’ll get from this blog

For You

Dear reader,

How are you? After reading Lisa’s About page on her blog From Dream to Plan, I realized I’ve never been completely clear about what I have to offer you.

I love writing, but I don’t write this blog completely for myself. I write it for you and the other people who read it.

Here’s what I hope you’ll get from this blog.

1. Inspiration and ideas

I love the feeling I get when I accomplish a goal, whether something on the list or from another area of my life, and I hope that by sharing my enthusiasm, stories, tips, and ideas, you will take steps toward experiencing the feeling of achieving one of your goals too.

I also want to encourage your enjoyment and appreciation of life experiences both in and out of your comfort zone, and give you ideas of new things to do, whether it’s for a lazy weekend activity or a big, once-in-a-lifetime trip.

2. A new perspective on bucket listing (or someone with a similar perspective to adventure with)

I have three main principles that direct my bucket list experiences:

  1. Big or small, I like to celebrate the moments and experiences that I think are fun. While a few people have told me that some of my list items aren’t “real” bucket list experiences (I guess because they’re not wild enough), I believe that any experience someone really wants to do can be on their bucket list, regardless of how big or adventurous they seem (or don’t seem). It’s your list! Include whatever you dream up! Putting the big and small things on my list helps me remember that every moment is special, and that I don’t need big plans to make a big memory.
  2. I also believe in responsible bucket listing – no breaking the law or disrespecting other people just to do something that’s on your list. Living ethically and in line with my faith are my most important goals.
  3. Finally, bucket listing, while very exciting, isn’t the only thing or the most important thing in my life. While this means I make slower progress than those dedicated completely to bucket list activities, I appreciate having balance in my life, which gives me opportunity to have spontaneous experiences or to take a break to make sure my bucket list doesn’t become an obsession.

For those of you who feel the same, let’s do this adventure together! Sometimes it gets lonely feeling like you’re the only one. I understand that feeling, and I understand you wanting more than what you see around you. I’m excited that you’re part of this community and I look forward to getting to know you.

🙂 Shelly