Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2012 - A Year of Experiences

I'm not one for New Year's resolutions and here we are at the end of January anyways. I do like to have a theme for the year, where I really try to focus on different aspects of my life and improve on them. This year, I'm hoping for many opportunities to step outside my comfort zone and experience life more fully. This wasn't a hard theme to pick, considering our circumstances.

I recently had a discussion about travel with someone who asked me the question, "But can you afford it? You're going to regret not saving that extra money for retirement?" I see where they're coming from, but honestly, it was never a consideration for me. Travel is one of the things in life that you buy that makes you richer. (The other, in my opinion, is education). There will never be that "perfect" time to travel. There will always be life standing in the way. This year, I will be making a conscience effort to make every day a day full of great experiences. I want to be able to look back at my life and smile at all of the great memories I have made.

Tomorrow, we're going to embark on our first of many trips this year - Phoenix, AZ! I've been researching activities and places to eat for the past week and we have some great stuff planned. I'm also excited to say that we will be taking a day trip to the Grand Canyon! This has been on my bucket list (to be revealed in a future post) for quite some time, so I can't wait! It's supposed to be beautiful in the winter as well...

Expect a post next week all about our adventures in Phoenix!

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