Happy New Year to everyone! In the spirit of things, I have been thinking about my own resolutions/goals for 2016 and realize the common thread between everything I hope to accomplish boils down to one concept, creating opportunities. I read a great quote that I feel addresses this exact philosophy perfectly:
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
2015 for me was somewhat chaotic, full of uncertainty being tossed around in the sea of the unknown. As much as I dislike this lack of control in my life, I hope to embrace these uncertainties with a fresh perspective this year (as I’m sure tsunamis lie ahead as they always do.) Instead of fighting to force everything to fit in my perfect comfort zone, I hope to bring on the un-pleasantries and have some amazing new experiences in the process. You only have one life to live, so live it!
As philosophical as that all sounds, I do have some practical resolutions I hope to accomplish this year which I will be promptly be crossing off throughout the year.
- Take on weekly personal art projects
- Repurpose one piece of furniture
- Take more Yoga Classes
- Work out 3-4 weekly
- Lose 8 lbs (not 10…8lbs)
- Continue Green Juicing
- Cut back on Rockstars
- Run a 10k
- Attend a Meetup
- Pay back one credit card
- Read more
- Visit a foreign country
- Network with other designers
- Photography trips
Photo credit: Currie Person of Spartan Home and Beam & Anchor
Love & peace
I have been absolutely nowhere. I have never even left the United States, but that doesn’t mean I can’t start putting together my travel itinerary! As I get older, the stronger the wanderlust seems to creep in. Does that happen to everyone? Here are some spots I’ve had my eye on lately.
The storybook cityscape of Santorini Island is a dream of Mediterranean colors and ocean serenity. You can’t go wrong with terraced architectures contrasted in deep blue and stark white. That alone is reason enough to visit!
You can’t skip over the history-rich city of Athens. Who can bypass famous landmarks like the Acropolis, Parthenon, or the ancient agora! Not to mention, Athens is also known for its trendy shops and bars. Extra bonus!
Just a few hops over lays the beautiful island of Croatia. Specifically, the Game of Thrones filming location of Dubrovnik. Besides nerding out on Game of Thrones selfies, the city itself is breath taking and offers a variety of amazing attractions. Mild climates, mountains cityscapes, hiking, sailing, swimming, shopping and exploring make this location a must-see.
I planned on sharing more fabulous travel spots, but Greece has captured my heart! Stay tuned for more upcoming Wanderlust posts . In the meantime, go out and follow your dreams and inspirations!
Photo credits: @santoriniisland, @athensvoice, @kenny_wanderlust, @florabaker, @kyrenian