I have always been told I have a travelers heart. Sometimes I feel cursed because no matter where I go I always feel incredibly tied down. When I begin to settle down and feel comfortable I imagine a world beyond my surroundings and suddenly I am a wayward gypsy hunting for a new home.
When I first moved out of my parent’s house, in 2009, I was euphoric. I was off to go to college in the big city of Seattle. Okay, so technically it was Kirkland but when your a forty-five minute bus ride from downtown Seattle, it counts as moving to the big city. Especially if your from the Big Sky Country.
The first year I was on my own was like a mystical dream. I was sad, angry, happy, confused, I was everything all rolled up into one. I was on my way to independence.
I only went to that college for a year before I decided to spend the summer in St. Croix, USVI. When that summer ended I returned to living with my parents for a couple months before I moved yet again. I know I am leaving big chunks of the story out but I have a whole year to write. The point I am trying to make now is that I am never at a place for too long before I am ready to leave again.
However, moving to Spokane changed my life. This is this city that I began to settle down. I met my husband, started my business, developed relationships with my family, and built a church family here. But now as this year is at its beginning I am ready for a new phase in my life. I am ready for change and I know without question that this is what this year is going to bring me. More to come on this later.
I have spent this past week completely sick and I have been pajama bound because of it. My New Year’s was spent with Netflix, DayQuil, and a roll of tissues. Exciting stuff.
We all make New Year’s Resolution’s and more often then not those resolution’s are never met. I am guilty of this too. Every year I swear that this is the year I will be healthier, run that race, volunteer more, travel there, or do this, But I NEVER DO. I either forgot or don’t bother to hold myself accountable. And though I say this every year, I know in my heart, that this year will be different. This is the year of adventure and change.
My husband and I came up with a list last night of ten things we must do in 2015 during our midnight toast. We have been thinking about this for a couple of months and wanted to wait until New Years to make it official.
10 Must Do’s 2015
- Have Dinner in Manhattan (Visit NYC)
- Spend a whole night on a beach
- Have a picnic at a lighthouse
- Ride in a Hot Air Ballon
- Go Dune Bugging
- Niagara Falls
- Road-trip through Florida
- Pet a Dolphin
- Do the dreaded Polar Plunge
Well, there you have it. I plan on being on social media less this year and mainly using this blog as a way to share my adventures with the world. So stay posted & Cheers to an Adventurous New Year!