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Hey there Happy Travelers!
I hope you all are having an amazing day! I know I am. 7 years ago, on my birthday, I started Happy Travelers. It's changed and morphed over the years. And while my reasons for blogging have changed over the years, this is always the time I reflect back on the last year and look forward.
Last year I said I wanted:
1. to read more books
2. to learn how to relax more
3. my body to be stronger, more flexible, and be able to take on anything
4. to go on more adventures with Pat
5. to take more time for what makes me happy
And almost every year, after reflecting, I realize that I've done well at some things, and not at others. I have read some books this year...more than last....maybe? Probably not.
I have tried to learn to relax more. I've started doing yoga fairly regularly, which has also helped with goal #3. I'm always amazed and the change I see when I haven't done any yoga for a while and then I start again. It's really shown me the impact on my body and my well being.
Pat and I have gone on some awesome adventures. We went to Aruba, we've hiked to waterfalls, and we're heading off for a little mini camping/kayaking adventure this weekend. I always think we can do more though!
The one I've been bad at, and I've always been bad at, is finding time for the things I love. I bought a new camera this year, because I really enjoy photography, but I haven't spent as much time as I'd like doing it. I'd like to read more, do more yoga, go exploring, and spend more time with friends. I really need to make this a priority. It's hard with a crazy busy schedule, but it's important, and I need to treat it like it is.
Next year, when I look back, I'd like to:
1. Have tried more things that scare me
2. Make more excuses to celebrate
3. Adventure, Adventure, Adventure
4. Learn a new skill
5. Make more time for friends
Overall, I'm so happy with where I am in life. There's still always challenges, but I think by setting goals, and working to always improve, that things are bound to get better and better every year.
I can't wait to see what will happen this year.
I want to thank all of you who have stopped by over the years. It really brings me great joy to help people, even if only a little, see and experience this amazing place.
What are you plans and goals for this year? No matter what they are, don't forget to travel happy!
Hi there! I'm Skeeter. I grew up moving a lot and that makes me a bit restless for travel and exploration. I started this blog with my husband Pat when we decided to backpack New Zealand for a year. We are always looking for the next adventure and are loving life. We're just your average couple with two sassy dogs and a love for travel. We're sharing our travels and the tips we pick up along the way.
Hello! I'm Liz. Blogging is very new to me, but I'm so excited to finally write as much as I talk!
"Don't forget to travel happy"-Skeeter & Liz