Here’s to a year of creativity, self love, new experiences, new friends and lots of adventures.
Today, I celebrate my 24th birthday in New Zealand. At the beginning of this year I was supposed to be in New Zealand and when that didn’t happen I didn’t think I’d ever be here. But here I am.
My love for photography grows every day and my plan for this year is to grow my photography skills. Take classes, read articles, watch videos. I want to capture the beauty in the world around us, and the beauty in the people we share it with.
Hoping to grow my blog, and make it more of a job. Find my voice, and my style and share it with the world.
Taking care of myself is something I continue to struggle with, but I am getting better at it every day. Here’s to taking time to do the things that I want to do. Take time for myself. Workout because my body can, not because I’m punishing it. Eat healthy because I have the means to, and I feel better when I do so. Meditate, walk, run, stretch. Have wine when I want. Cry when I need to. It’s all part of loving yourself.
This whole year will be about new experiences. Living in a new country, a new house, a new job, new friends. Everything will be a learning experience. But it’s all stuff I am excited for. I’ve lived with my parents my whole life, so even just having roommates will be different for me. I am open to any and all experiences that may come my way this year.
Travelling introduces you to so many new and different people. I’ve already met so many amazing people from travelling, and I still have at least 11 months left in this country. I will have two new roommates who I will hopefully become friends with. I will have new co-workers, that I also will hopefully become friends with.
New Zealand is like the adventure capitol of the world. Everyday will be a new adventure. For my birthday I’ve treated myself to a two-week road trip around the South Island of New Zealand. It’s the perfect way to kick of 24, and 2018.
Cheers to 24!