If the Universe Sends a Sign, Ditch the Bucket List!

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  1. you.theworld.wandering says:

    I too totally believe that the universe sends us little signs. Barnsley sounds like a nice place to explore, somewhere I hadn’t previously thought of exploring.
    Thanks!
    Kristie – you.theworld.wandering

  2. I couldn’t agree with you more! I love it when you wrote “The Universe has a better bucket list”. I have my small bucket list, but I also change it all the time because things come up, when I found my signs :)

  3. kathy says:

    Sometimes things just fall into place. Signs continue to show you that you are meant to go their such as the boat of medical students. I am a firm believer that you should follow these signs AND as a English Northerner, I am a massive advocate of the North.
    I am from a city just below the Lake District called Lancaster. Everyone should head up north a little when visiting London. It is so different.
    Having a bucket list is nice but as you pointed out you can always stray from the list :-)

    • Teja says:

      :) It’s heresy in some circles over here, but I prefer the areas that are outside the “turtle”. Yes, it is very different.

      I also find the signs come the other way too. You know? Sometimes you reach and plan for something, but things just subtly happen to move it away, to the side, delayed. Sometimes for good, sometimes just moved to the better timing or something. But I’m much better at following the signs, than leaving be something I’m shooed away from. Even though I know if I take one seriously I should take the other too. :/

  4. Cherene Saradar says:

    The turtle map! Not included for diplomatic reasons. That is hilarious. Such a great story and you are right. Signs are there…we don’t always notice them. love your stories!

  5. Gina says:

    I’ll have to agree with you there. The universe definitely has another bucket list for us all. I think it’s funny/cute how your boss-dad freaked out and still gave you leave anyway. Home is where you make it and where your heart is. Some of us were born more nomadic than others.

    • Teja says:

      I know. I’m very spoiled at work. He grumbled a great deal though. We were very entertained. It was so ludicrous how all our English colleagues we consulted for dissenting views agreed – to a man – with his verdict. *Including* the one who is a northerner himself! Reluctantly, but nonetheless agreed.

  6. Linda says:

    I totally believe in signs and couldn’t agree with this more! When I met my Korean husband, I had never considered moving to South Korea. Now, I’ve lived there for 2 years and enjoy it!

  7. Sandy N Vyjay says:

    Yes almost everyone does have a bucket list, though not necessarily written down. But yes, there is something like destiny which steps in when least expected and sweeps you off your feet. you end up in destination you may not even have dreamt of. Very interesting and different blog post.

  8. neha says:

    Such an interesting read. I totally believe there are signs. And you know the initial part of your story so much resembles mine. I am in that state. With a job, trying to increase my travel frequency, line up weekends and everything else you said above. Guess I should start looking out for my signs

  9. Yup, Barnsley isn’t the place you’d imagine visiting in the UK, but there are some stunning areas around there – the Peak District as you say, and then the Yorkshire Dales above. I used to live in Penistone, and then Leeds and Kris lived in Sheffield. Your boss is wrong about northern men. Kris is one, and I’m very happy with him!

    • Teja says:

      I liked Sheffield.

      I visited the Sheffield mosque on the way back one of the days, and at first the neighbourhood felt a bit on the dodgy side. Yet the mosque itself was so welcoming. Even though I came in dressed in a most untraditional way for a ‘typical’ Muslim woman – outdoor tech jacket and hood and hiking boots. A brother approached me and he showed me personally to the female praying area and made sure I knew where things were. I’m sad to say that in my home country of Malaysia, which is supposedly a “Muslim country” our mosques are not always this welcoming. We are judgier of people like me, even though I’m not actually all that controversial. So thumbs up Sheffield!