I’ve never been great at keeping resolutions, but this year I’m really motivated. 2013 was a year of pretty epic change for me. I settled into adulthood with my first (and second) grown-up job, I moved countries (and continents), rented an apartment in New York City (the most difficult thing in the world) and somehow found time to start a travel blog.
I’ve thought a lot about what I want out of 2014, and besides never moving in this city again, here’s what I’ve come up with:
1. Travel More: I figure this one is pretty obvious, but also I want to be more creative with my experiences. Living in Europe made me spoiled. Every two hour (cheappp) flight was a new country, a new language and a totally new experience. But moving back to the US, I’m not as excited to travel. I need to change my attitude, since I’ve still got approximately 20 states left I’ve never even been to! It may not be a new country or a new language, but every state is different and worth a visit. So, my resolution is really to make every place I go to an adventure. Because even if it’s just down the road, you’ve got to travel to get there!
2. Be More Selfish: I know this sounds weird, but I’ve actually always been kind of bad at this. I worry too much about what others might want or need, even in situations where making one choice isn’t really going to be very good for me. But I make that choice anyway. So, whether it’s choosing to take that trip I can’t really afford for a long weekend because it’s going to make me happy or just making my friends go to my restaurant of choice, I’m going to be more selfish (sometimes) in 2014!
3. Eat Less Carbs: Self-explanatory and obligatory each year. This one I will inevitably break.
4. Blog More
Now for the 2013 Year in Review (Thanks Facebook!)
Funny how I seem to measure my life in places I’ve been that year….