The video above is cute and endearing. The playful way in which the couple dream about their future is so heartwarming. Their memories took me back to the scrapbooks that I maintained way back in school and college. I have a couple of them that I lovingly leaf through even now. Beautiful memories captured in a time capsule in between the pages of a scrapbook. They feel so precious now, much after those beautiful days have passed. You know, I am not really a craft person so I haven’t invested in them after the college days. But seeing the My Long and Happy Life Scrapbook and My Moneybook by Exide Life in this video makes me want to fill some too.
So I acted on that whim and here are a couple of pages from My Long & Happy Life Scrapbook. This simple scrapbook gives you beautiful formats to chart out your life, dreams and goals on paper. Sometimes actually writing those dreams down makes us take the first step towards achieving them, isn’t it? This beautiful Scrapbook took me down the road of memories in all their vibrant shades. It was fun filling in pages about the man I married, the first home and also about my children, my cute little puppy and also spending time ruminating over retirement. I am sure, I will be still as energetic and a bundle of nervous energy even then.
My MoneyBook provided me a place to document all my financial details. My bank account details, my insurance policies and so on all find a place here. It is so handy to have all this information stored in one location for whenever you may wish to retrieve it.
Since I am already in the mood to dream, let me share with you the three milestones that I would love to achieve some day. Of course, I have no deadlines but reaching them would make me really happy.
Travel: If I were a billionaire, I would do two things with that money, give most of it away to the needy and travel the world. There is just so much to explore on this beautiful earth, so many people to meet and friends to make, so much to learn and food to taste, so much beauty to see and experience. Yes, travel the world is my fondest dream. And every year I keep taking long strides by visiting exotic and beautiful places. I have many more such places on my bucketlist.
Volunteer: Some day when I am done and dusted with my responsibilities, I would love to volunteer. I would like to work with those less fortunate than me, to share something of myself with them and to get enriched in the bargain. There are many causes dear to my heart and at the moment all that I do is to give some money. But, I want to be more hands on, to do more, much more. Some day!
Cook and feed: Cooking is a passion that took a long time to surface for me. I was never formally initiated into it by my mother who was an excellent cook. Unlike other families, I did no housework and no cooking, just studied. But I watched and imbibed what I saw. I picked up basic cooking on my own before my marriage. But, my real flirtation and full-blown affair with cooking started after I came to live in the US. The Food Network made me try out various cuisines at home. I had a knack for cooking and experimentation made me better. I still continue to learn. Cooking gives me immense pleasure. Some day I would love to open a place where I can cook with fresh produce and feed people. Feeding something tasty and nutritious and seeing a person’s face light up gives me inexplicable joy.