Homeschooling, Setting Goals, and Making Maps – Let’s Ride!

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The red dots are places I’ve been, and the blue dots are places I’ve ridden my bike.  It helps to zoom way in as the blue dots get hidden.  Although I’ve traveled for fun and work to over 60 countries, I’ve only ridden my bike at approximately 400 trails / networks in 17 states (and some of Canada).  I’ve got a long way to go to hit all 50 states and better start planning some international bike adventures with the family soon!  Gotta start somewhere 🙂

Homeschool Geography and Goal Setting Lessons:

Since I can remember, I’ve been super keen on keeping “goal lists”.  My Pops instilled this in me at a young age.  He taught me to sort goals into short, medium, and long-term.  “If you write it down, you’ll do it.”  Simple enough, right?  I remember reading that Jim Carey, when he was a down and out comedian, wrote himself a check for $10 million and carried it around in his wallet.  A great example of manifesting success!

The habitual repetition of conceiving, recording, planning, and ACHIEVING a goal is truly addicting.   So, in teaching my daughters about geography, and showing them where I’ve been and ridden my bike, this Google Map was formed.  The next step is to make the kids their own maps and keep adding “virtual pins” as we wander through life’s adventures.  Super fun!

I  hope this might encourage you to get out there and DO STUFF and fulfill your own bucket map!

Ride bikes.🚲  Drink beer.🍺  Live happy.😀
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