2016 Reflection + Hopes for 2017 //

January 02, 2017

2016 was an interesting and fun year.... I want to reflect on some highlights + share some "resolutions"

Favorite moments from 2016 //

1) Coachella. This experience was amazing. I was blessed to be gifted this trip from my mom for my 21st birthday and I took my best friend. We heard some amazing artists, chilled by the pool in the mornings, at great food, and just lived for the atmosphere. My favorite acts by far were Sia, G-Eazy, Matt & Kim, Ellie Goulding, Flume, Guns & Roses, and Snails !!

2) Turning 21. This was a great milestone in my life. This age has made me realize how short life is and just how amazing it is. I realized how much I love the people around me and to appreciate them while you're with them. I want to spend less time with my head in technology & live for the moment. I want to travel and spend as much time as happy as I can be.

3) Italy. I traveled to Venice & Rome with my best friend and we had the time of our lives!!! Venice is beyond beautiful, I still can't believe I was ever there. The bridges, water, food, homes, and people. Just fabulous. I've been to Rome before and it's one of my favorite places. I love the city feel to it as well as the history. 

4) San Francisco. I've been wanting to go back since the last time I was there was about five/six years  ago. My best friend and her sister came and we went for about 4 days. It was so much fun. I absolutely love that city. It was so cool to be around such beautiful buildings and the Golden Gate Bridge.

5) Writing & School. I've been really focusing on what I want to do with my life. Writing is something I'm very passionate about and want to pursue as a career. Of course not all of us can be J.K Rowling, but I'm hoping to be a published author. I've thought about my masters degree and where I want to settle down w/ a career!

Places I've traveled //

California (L.A, Anaheim, Santa Monica, Venice, Hollywood)
Massachusetts (Boston & Chicopee)
Arizona (Scottsdale & Phoenix)
California (Indio for Coachella)
Italy (Venice & Rome)
Georgia (Savannah)
South Carolina (Hilton Head)
Florida (Disney World)
Massachusetts (Cape Cod)
California (San Francisco)
Arizona (Scottsdale & Phoenix)

Hopes for 2017 //

1) More traveling!! I want to go to a few more places in Europe (France, Germany, and Switzerland) are on the top of my list. I'm planning on doing a road trip this summer with my mom around the country. I'm hoping to go to Cali again. I love this beautiful world and I want to explore more places. 

2) Less anxiety. I've been pretty good at maintaining it and controlling it but it can still get the better of me.

3) Meet new people. I want to start socializing more and gaining new friends.

4) Continue w/ my diet and exercise. I've lost nearly 20 lbs this year and I want to continue with my good work. It's all about balance. Exercising and allowing yourself to have a burger now and again.

5) Spend more time w/ friends and family. Life is precious and a gift. It can be taken at any moment. So I want to be with family and friends more and have adventures w/ them!!

6) Work on my writing. I want to finish some of the pieces I've started and look into publishing.

7) Less technology. I can't stand how everyone is always on their phone (myself included). I waste hours that I could be with a friend, or reading a good book, or outside exploring. I want to limit my social media activity and be in the world more.

8) Read more books. There are so many good books out there and I want to try and read 1-2 books a month.

I hope you enjoyed this and have a great 2017!!!!! 

"Live & love with one another"