All in all last year was a pretty good year for me; I secured two promotions at work, saved a decent amount of money which I’m always adding to, had an insane trip to Punjab with family and a fun holiday to Rome with friends, got addicted to The Mindy Project and Game of Thrones and made a red velvet cake from scratch (by far my biggest achievement to date) but hey, let’s not dwell on the past too much.
Now I’m not the type of person who makes new years resolutions because I know myself a little too well for all that. So I won’t tell you that as of Jan 1st: I’m getting a new gym membership, I’m going to start my days with a morning jog and a healthy smoothie, I’ll start reading a book a month, I’ll stop wearing mismatched socks, I’ll put an end to my sarcasm… because I most certainly will not do any of those things. Sorry. At least I’m honest right? As far as I’m concerned I’m relatively happy being the version of me that I currently am (I haven’t had TOO many complaints thus far) however there is one thing that I’d like to be able to say that I’ve started to do before we get to the end of 2015… and that’s TRAVEL.
Yes! I want to broaden my horizons, go to places that I’ve never been to before, experience priceless moments in unique and beautiful settings and make memories all over the globe. Ok ok, yeah I do sound like a corny travel brochure, but I’m being deadly serious. Right now I have buckets of time, minimal responsibilities and adequate funds, so why not?! As the saying goes, I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. A wise friend once told me that I’d be mad not to travel as much as I can while I can and although I just brushed his comment off at the time, I do believe that he was spot on. I don’t want to look back in 30 years and regret having missed the boat to explore the world…if not now, when?
Truth be told in my 22 years I’ve only been to four countries (technically two because Canada and India don’t really count when the sole purpose of ever going is to visit family!) And so in light of this burning desire of mine I’ve gone ahead and booked a couple of European trips away to start me off… and I cannot wait 😀 Plus in the dreary month of January when the holidays are over and everyone’s back to work, it’s a great feeling to know that I have something amazing to countdown and look forward to. And so grinning away at my desk I can say with certainty that 2015 will be the year that I begin my journey around the world, future globetrotter in the making at your service 🙂