Happy New Year! How is your new year going so far? Mine has been pretty quiet. I’ve had a hard time getting back into the groove of everyday life. The holidays are always so busy, meeting up with friends, shopping, eating and sleeping in that sometimes getting back into a regular routine is kind of harsh.
I know people find the new year a time to start over fresh, make some goals and reflect on the past year. I guess I do that to some degree but I tend to get more reflective around my birthday in March. To me, that’s the beginning of a new year but this year I thought I’d change it up a bit. So, I sat down last week and just brainstormed a bunch of things I’d like to do this year and these few items were at the top of my list.
- Travel abroad. It’s been way too long since I’ve traveled outside the U.S. and I’m feeling a trip might be in order. Places I’m considering: Colombia, Cuba or maybe Argentina.
- Take a few short trips up and down the California coast.
- Get back into the creative groove. I’ve signed up for two classes so far and vowed to do one creative thing everyday. Class #1 Everyday Photography: 52 Weeks of Documenting Life. Class #2 Creative Bootcamp: Six Exercises to Spark Artistic Discovery so far I’m enjoying both of them very much. Super Fun!
- Venture out a bit more. I’ve felt like a big couch potato the last few months and felt like my weekends were being wasted on Netflix. So this year, I’d like to go out into the city and explore like a tourist.
So that’s it. Nothing to major but still something to look back at the end of the year and see what I actually accomplished.
Here’s to a fresh and new 2017!