So this is it, the beginning of something new. The first post of many to come. Travel, growth, and experience are the three things I plan to influence this entire site. It has been about eight months since I left for my travels abroad, and four since I’ve returned. This afternoon I opened my journal from my study abroad experience and wanted to share my first entry with you all:
January 1st, 2014
A new year, a better me. Big dreams and goals for 2014. I want to learn so many things. I want to meet new people. Grow as a dancer, as well as a person. Gain so many new experiences. I am so excited to see what this year brings. By this day one year from now I hope to be a brighter, more responsible, more respectable, and educated 20 year old. I will have studied in Italy for four months, moved into my first apartment, and who knows what else. I will write them all here. I am so proud of the woman I am today, and even prouder of the woman I will be tomorrow. So keep your head up, change and brighter days are coming.
I hope I can inspire you to take each day as a new experience, and stay motivated to satisfy your travel bug. Here I might plan my travels, give you advice on cheap and smart travel, revisit my experiences abroad, and frankly anything else I feel like posting at the moment. For those that stay with me, thank you! And I am so ready for what life has in store for me in the near future. But remember, always plan for the unexpected and take in every second.
Because life is for living.
Life is complicated, that's a given. I'm just here to talk through the rough patches, celebrate the successes of adulthood and figure out what the hell we're doing.