Saturday, October 12, 2013

Money isn't everything - Experience life!

I went to San Francisco last week. It was a whirlwind trip and I loved it. I had a blast meeting new people and one of my new friends helped me tick some things off my bucket list.

One thing I have always wanted to do is shoot a gun. Someone very close to me likes to say "It's the best fun you can have standing up with your clothes on." And oh my goodness, he is so right! I LOVED it and am looking into getting my own licence here in Australia, which is nowhere near as easy as it is in the USA.

This was in the traps. I managed to hit the disc on my 4th shot!

 Shooting a revolver. I love this, it was so smooth and easy. Not as much kick or force as the handgun or shotgun. 

 Handgun - this is what we started with.

 See??? The gun is burry because I just fired it. 

 The bottom target is mine. I have good grouping apparently.

On the way home we stopped at a gun store for my friend to purchase another gun (he ended up getting 2). How cool is this shot? He took it for me. I kept laughing, he told me to pull a serious face and the timing was perfect. 

This is a gun I thought was cute and would own.

I know not everyone is into guns. If you have never shot one, I definitely recommend giving it a go. When used correctly, guns are great.

Of course being in San Francisco I went on a Ferry to see the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Unfortunately, due to the USA government shutting down I didn't get to tour Alcatraz, but at least I saw it. The bridge was really pretty and I got the ferry back at sunset so it was simply beautiful.

I saw pumpkin fields where people go and pick their pumpkins for Halloween. Another friend took me to the beach at sunset and it was lit up beautifully. Amazing rock formations and things too.

Another friend cooked me a full 3 course French meal. He is French Columbian and grew up in France, so it was all authentic. It was delicious and a first for me as well.

I tried a few different foods and drinks while away, learned a lot about a few different cultures, met amazing people and just had a blast.

Money isn't the be all and end all. I am really grateful to have set my goal to be a millionaire by 30 and to have created the life I have now, enabling me to experience more out of life. For a while money was my focus, to the detriment of everything else I think. I am much more balance now and while I could be earning more, it is more important to me to live life.

What have you done lately to experience life instead of just live it?

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