Last year while driving I had an epiphany and said out loud “I don’t have enough fun.” Yes, I’m busy building my business and doing what I love, but a part of me felt like something was missing because I am not doing things just for the fun of it.
I'm committed to making a positive impact in the world through my business and my personal life. I want the best for everyone and my hope is to see all of us, yes you too, live a life that feels good inside and out. And what I've come to realize is that in order to avoid burnout, I need to take breaks and have a little fun along the journey.
Recently I received an email from a young lady who was taking the Free Your Mind Writing Challenge and one of the prompts was... list 20 things that make you happy. She said she struggled with making a list because she didn't know what really made her happy versus what "should" make her happy.
Trust me she's not alone...
Later that evening I texted my bestie and here's a glimpse of our conversation...
Me: I just had thought while driving.... I don't have enough fun. Like I'm doing a lot but I can't say I'm having fun.
Bestie: What could you be doing to have more fun?
Me: Concerts, traveling, activities like going to plays and musicals, laughter with friends, festivals and just being around people having a good time. Do you think you have enough fun?
Bestie: That's good stuff. Honestly, I haven't thought about fun much, so that probably means no, lol.
We kept texting and then I started asking other people that I talk to often if they had fun. Let me just say the majority of the women I posed this question to are not having fun in their life.
This has to change!
The whole mission of BeFree Project is to teach women how to get unstuck and inspire them to live a life that feels good to them inside and out.
I decided to create a bucket list of all the things I want to experience in my life and what better than to name it my "be free" list!
I had so much fun writing down all the things I want to do and prior to creating my list I didn't realize there were so many things I wanted to do. Now I have no excuse not to have more fun in my life.
I'm always telling you guys to be free and live and my goal is to practice exactly what I preach. Scroll down to check out my list and then I would love for you to share something on your "Be Free" List in the comments below.
Run a 5K
Run a 1/2 marathon
Become a daily runner
Become a vegan/plant based diet for 6 months
Give up sugar for a month
Learn to swim
Improve my public speaking skills
Cook vegetarian/vegan recipes
Understand basic human psychology
Improve my writing skills
Improve my knowledge on Squarespace
Be featured in a magazine
Reach 10k followers on IG
Get 5k on Pinterest
Speak at Essence Festival
Launch product line for GBF (shirts, totes, mugs, affirmation cards )
Run my own successful business
Start a podcast
Host my own conference or retreat
Create multiple streams of income
Speak at Ted Talk
Speak on stage with Eric Thomas
Create a membership/subscription site
Trademark BFP & GBF
Keynote speaker at conference
Meet and collaborate with Hey Fran Hey, Alex Elle, Lisa Nicole Bell
Own my own working space/empowerment center
Hire a team
Have a mentor
Host BeFree Life Classes in other states
Make a difference in someone’s life
Be someone’s mentor
Start a scholarship fund
Do a charity run
Make a financial impact in someone’s life
Start a non-profit organization
Pay for a young girl’s college tuition
Be an angel investor to help fund a young girl of color business startup
Visit Ghana, Spain, India
Go to CA - San Diego, San Francisco, LA
Go on a 7-day cruise
Vacation in a beach house
Visit the 6 continents
Take an international trip with my family
Visit Jamaica, Bahamas St. Croix, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia
Take a girls trip out of state/country with my BFF's
See the great wall of China
Take yearly trips with my hubby
Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
Visit the top ten bookstores in the USA
see a Broadway Show in NYC
See the Grand Canyon
Visit Sedona, Az
Visit National Museum of African American History and Culture
Take a solo road trip
Live in another country for 3 months
Write and publish my book
Write my will
Be a mentee
Share my story with a large crowd
Hire a maid for a month
Have a personal chef cook for a night
Live in a different city for 3 months experience the culture and move somewhere else
Master the art of self-confidence
Write a note and leave it in a library book
Become a millionaire by 42
Read 48 Laws of Power and Mastery
Compliment someone every day for a week
Create my own personal manifesto
Make my own washing detergent
Swim in the ocean
Be a guest on a talk show
Go bike riding with my family
Watch the sunrise on the beach
Watch the sunset on the beach
Be an extra in a film
Take a cooking class
Take my daughter to get a mani/pedi
Eat a meal from a famous chef
Take my kids to see a musical in NYC
Spend a weekend at a spa resort
Attend a self-care retreat
Go to a yoga retreat
Sing karaoke in public
Meditate with a large group
Bake and decorate a birthday cake
Pick fresh blackberries or blueberries
Host a brunch
Make homemade ice cream with my kids
Take an improv class
Attend more events in my city and set reminders in my phone to do them
Try 10 new restaurants in my city
Teach a vegetarian cooking class
Go on a no-budget shopping spree
Cook a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner
Become debt free
Pay off student loan debt
Pay off car
Save 1k, 5k,10k
Make 10k, 25k,50k in business
Front row seat at Beyonce concert
World Domination Summit
See Solange in concert
See Lauryn Hill in concert
Attend an award show
Be honored at an award show
What's one thing on your "be free" list that you want to accomplish in your lifetime?