There is something so exciting about going on a journey.

Whether it’s a weekend trip or a major vacation packing your bag can make or break your trip.

I have a toiletry travel bag that I keep stocked and ready to go all the time.

(Just in case.) Not really.

It is stocked all the time because so many times in the past I have gone on a trip realizing I forgot

a daily necessity.

There’s nothing like getting to your destination after a long day of traveling, ready to fall into bed, only to realize you don’t have your toothpaste or toothbrush.

Or worse, contact solution.

You get the idea.

There are some things that may seem insignificant on a daily basis, but you wouldn’t want to leave town without them!

Preparing for your future is the same way. You don’t want to get half-way through your journey only to realize you were missing something.

So, what’s in your bag?

As you set out on this adventure of a lifetime, I hope you’ve made room for a little patience.

Since I am usually running a couple of days behind schedule, it is easy for me to get a little frustrated when things don’t go according to plan.

My husband tries to encourage me by assuring me that Rome wasn’t built in a day.


I’m not trying to build a city, just save the world!

So, you see, a little patience in your bag would be nice. Setbacks will come and things will not always go according to plan.

I’m sure that is why Rome wasn’t built in a day.

What about experience?

It’s funny how we set out on our life adventure not even realizing all of the things in our past that have brought us to this very place.

Even the seemingly bad things can be used for good as we cross paths with someone else that could benefit from a little of our empathy.

Some of us had to learn the hard way, but hopefully we learned. Now we can use that hard earned knowledge to propel us into a wiser future.

Most of the successful people I have studied recount a past event in their lives that grew them or propelled them to their destiny.

Don’t discount what experience you already have stored up, keep it handy!

You may have to clean your bag out from time to time. Get rid of all preconceived ideas, frustration and accumulated pressure to please others.

And last but not least, stock up on a little flexibility. You never know when you may need that on the journey.

What are some other things you’ve noticed might be helpful to have available?

Let us know, we are all learning along the way.