At the end of each year I like to take a minute and recap the previous 12 months. A simple check in to make sure I accomplished all that I had hoped or at least come close. I believe that 2015 brought along some of the greatest adventures of my life up until this point. To begin, I graduated from Hofstra in May. I cannot believe this day had finally come. It seems like just yesterday I was starting preschool and now I officially have a college degree in fields that I love that allow me to live out all of my dreams.
In 2015 I also made the decision to forego living by the standards of modern day society and did not go the normal route of getting a job. I decided to move to Maui to work on a succulent nursery. This choice allowed me to cruise around Maui, work outside all day long, start getting story ideas for my travel website, and finally avoid the cold weather as much as possible. It was the perfect way to start paving the way to my future career.
I believe the rap up of 2015 is what is going to make 2016 one of the best years yet. I am starting off on a new adventure in Ireland. Ever since I studied abroad there my junior year of college I felt a pull to go back to Ireland. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to go back. Though I don’t have a job or a stable home as of yet I know it will be another beautiful adventure to add to my list. It will be the first time that I settle down in a place for more than a few months at a time, but I know it will be worth it.
In 2016 I am going to travel, love, run, cycle, write, and write some more, explore, adventure, see a world that many don’t, broaden my horizons, get a new hobby, read a book a week, and simply live the life I have always dreamed of. So bring it on 2016. I know for a fact you are going to be one of the best.
I hope you all have a happy and successful 2016. Take a minute and write down goals and do something completely out of your comfort zone! Make this year your best yet.