This year has been an awesome year. It started in Banff, Canada and will be ending in Ometepe, Nicaragua. A small year review;
I started the year celebrating new years in Banff. I had an incredible year here experiencing beautiful mountain weather, tatttos parties, shows, and meeting amazing people.
I stayed here in until September leaving on the 9th for a short trip through the states going to Seattle, Phoenix and Nevada. Meeting up with my mum and grandma in Phoenix which was an incredible experience.
I then flew to Mexico where I had two amazing months moving around this country, experiencing the beaches, the cities, the mountains and the jungle. I loved Mexico and feel so lucky to have got to spend such a long time here.
I then went to Guatemala and spent a month travelling around. Experiencing the ruins, the lake and some incredibly blue waters. An interesting country, where I got to see the difference between the major tourism influx and the poverty of the people living in Guatemala, really highlighting the privilege I have.
We then went to El Salvador which was truly one of my favourite countries. It was completely untouched by backpackers and I really felt like I was being welcomed into a different country/culture that was genuine. The people were friendly and the pupusas were my best friend. El Salvador will always have a special place in my heart.
And as I said above we then arrived in Nicaragua on the 10th December, where we have been spending the last few weeks. A blog post will be up in the new year, once we have moved on to Costa Rica.
So, now let’s reflect on last years new years resolutions. I wasn’t writing too much last year so didn’t post my new years goals. So I will post them below as I wrote them in my journal.
- Find a new job
- Save $10,000
- Go to South America
- Keep making monthly videos
- Focus on writing more; journal and blog
- Contact family at least once a month
- Keep learning Spanish
- Read 15 books
- Spend less time on the internet
- Keep on top of music, old and new
- Go see shows/gigs,
- Learn to rock climb
- Be able to run 5KM
- Learn 5 songs on the ukulele
- Learn to sing and play on the ukulele
All in all I had an incredible year. My achievements were successful and I am really proud of everything I have overcome and the experiences they had also brought me.
Okay, 2020. Let’s talk about what I want to see happen this year.
- Finish my Central America trip seeing; Costa Rica and Panama
- Get to South America and see; Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina.
- Volunteer in Colombia
- Visit home through the month of June and July, being home for my brothers birthday.
- Clean out my junk that I still have at home
- Move to New Zealand to work
- Do not let myself become broke. I have a nasty habit of spending every penny I have and then having to work incredibly hard to make it back, I don’t want this version of me to exist anymore. Always have money and control it.
- Read 20 books
- Keep making monthly YouTube Videos
- Continue writing creatively; blog and journal.
- Take one day a week with no Wifi.
- Take my health more seriously; find and research vegan supplements.
- Stay calm and learn that not everything has to be said
- Work on my communications skills, don’t be the ‘I don’t mind’ person.
- Continue learning Spanish
- End the new year in New Zealand, with Quincy, working a job I enjoy.
And those are my new years goals. I really love having not only goals but visions and things I want to see happen. New years does not have to be just about changing yourself, personal growth happens whenever we feel ready or motivated. For me, the new year is a perfect time to envision what you want to happen and make plans and motions to bring it into action.
I am incredibly excited for this new year, and new decade. No matter which way things go, life is going to be great.
Thank you so much for reading this blog post! I really loved writing it and manifesting my new year. For those who notice I have was formerly known as globallygrace.wordpress.ocm and I have now purchased my own domain; wanderingflowers.com. I am proud of myself for eventually taking this step; to own my name and to move away from the four year old decision I made to name my blog, a title I felt no longer related to me. I look forward to the new year and wish everyone the best! My previous blog posts are linked throughout the text my time in El Salvador and Guatemala.