Wandering Into 2017
Aha, get it? No? Just me? Fine...
The new year is finally here, and I hope I'm not the only one that felt like it couldn't come soon enough! 2016 was an amazing travel year for T and I, but other than that it was a pretty difficult twelve months for me. Filled with some of the hardest decisions that I've ever had to make, distance from the people that I love most, and constant obstacles being thrown in our way. But as the saying goes "new year, new me", I'm beyond ready to leave last year behind and look forward to what 2017 has in store!
I'm going to talk about some of my resolutions, but first here are some of my favorite memories from 2016:
Let's talk about 2017!
Minimize My Closet
In terms of clothes and "things", I honestly don't own that much. Books though, that's a whole different story. But within the next few months I would really love to minimize the things that I own even more, namely my closet. My goal is to fit all of my day to day clothes into a carry on bag. Jeans, tops, dresses, cardigans, they'd all have to fit into my calpak. I'd exclude things like jackets, special occasion dresses, shoes and accessories though. I just feel like I'm happier when I own less, and this is a step that I'd really love to take in that direction.
I think it's pretty obvious that travel is a huge part of my life, but this year I'd love to experience brand new places, and revisit old ones with a fresh set of eyes. For the last few months I've put travel on the back burner to deal with a lot of personal things, but I realized that it was a big part of what made me happy and gave me motivation and drive. I never want to stop traveling and documenting it.
Marry My Best Friend
I know this is a really weird resolution, but wedding planning has been a huge struggle these last couple of months. If you've planned one, you know just how much go into these things, and in turn how many things can go wrong. I want to marry the love of my life, no matter where, when or how. I just want to do it surrounded by all the people that we love most in our lives.
Cherish My Loved Ones
If this year has taught me anything, it's to love as much as you can whenever you can. I am so lucky to have such incredible family, and amazing friends, and I want to take the time to remind those people how much I appreciate them. This year I'll make sure that my loved ones know that they're loved.
I struggled a lot this year, with so many things going on in my personal life my anxiety was at an all time high. I hated myself for feeling weak and I felt like I was losing control of my life. I was putting so many other people above myself, and wasn't getting any support in return. This year I'm going to take the time to do what makes me happy, even if that means saying no to someone else. I'm going to give my time to my loved ones, myself, and dedicate my time to doing things daily to push myself forward.