Each year comes and goes so fast I can’t keep up. But I’m excited to start the new year, with a new blog! This last year, 2016, has taught me a lot. Although it was a hard year, it was valuable, and has made me such a more stronger person. My plans for this new year are turning into a list. I wouldn’t saying their resolutions but more so compared to a list of ideas or plans for 2017 that I would like to accomplish or at least try to, for that matter.
Spending more time with loved ones.
I’ve learned this year that I’m most happy with the ones I love by my side. I thought 2016 was a year of independence, a year to seek what I’d be like on my own. It was a journey of self reflecting. When I finally was able to be on my own, have a bit of independence, it dawned on me that I wanted my family, my friends. I want to share moments with the people I loved. Life is too short. And for 2017, I’m definitely going to spending more of my moments with family, friends, and even reaching out to new faces and creating new relationships (something I really need to work on!).
Capturing moments with a lens.
I’ve recently picked up photography and I absolutely love it. I’m someone that loves to create and express myself through creation, if that makes any sense? I love shooting photos and capturing moments that I can look back on. I hope this year that I won’t leave my camera on the shelf to collect dust. I hope to really get out there, explore, and capture moments. Whether it’s just an average day or it’s the day I take my journey to Europe. I want to be able to just take pictures, just for the love and passion for it.
Traveling the world.
Last year I didn’t take as many trips as I wanted to. This year it’s going to be different. A year of adventure. I’m leaving the country… for a few… weeks. I’m going to Europe! I’m headed to London, Dublin, and Paris in the Spring. Tickets and hotels are booked, there’s no stopping me now. I’m going with family and I’m bringing my camera along to remember every moment. Australia is also in the talks for Christmas, but nothing is set in stone for that trip just yet, just talks. But the idea of travel is so exhilarating. I love meeting new people, seeing new places. This year will be the best one yet, I just know it.
Getting lost in books.
I’m someone that loves to open a new book and just read. I haven’t been reading as much as I would like to. There’s several books on my shelf just sitting there, I haven’t even opened them yet. I could say, ‘I’ve been busy’, but that would be an excuse (even though life is crazy). A 10 minute read is really all I need. I want to discover new characters, authors, and titles. I definitely need to motivate myself to get out of this reading slump and read this year, and I really mean, read.
Shameless & confident.
I really want to get to a place in my life where I don’t care what other people think. I know it might sound a bit cliche, but insecurities definitely sink in, from time to time and I really want to climb past those thoughts. I honestly think I’ve grown a lot over the past couple of years especially since graduating high school. I want to be able to walk outside, no make up on, and not even blink at the thought that I HAVE NO MAKE UP ON. I honestly am someone that does care what I look like when I go out in public, doesn’t even matter where I’m at. This is definitely a more personal goal for myself, but it’s something worth working on. So here’s a picture in my pajamas, looking my best. There’s a first step for everything.
2017 is one exciting and hopeful year. I believe if we all remain optimistic in reaching our goals and for the new year, anything is possible. xo