For most of December, I was one of those really annoying people who complained about the year 2016 and was so excited to watch it leave. But really, thinking about what I’ve been able to experience this past year, I’m quite sad to see it go. I turned 21 and was able to go to Las Vegas and Disneyland for my birthday. I went to Stagecoach with my best friends and had one of the most amazing weekends of my life. I went to Vegas again for a quick 24 hour trip that was hell and heaven all at the same time. I got to take a trip to South Carolina to see my sister graduate from basic training for the Army. And a week later I was back in Vegas for the Route 91 country music festival, which turned out to actually be the best weekend of my life. I ended the year with a new job that causes me a lot less stress, and I was able to spend a lot of time with my family while my sister was on leave. Sure, there were plenty of times in 2016 where I was down in the dumps because of school, or money, or a home situation, but as an over all year, 2016 is definitely one of the ones that I got to experience the most.
And now, as I write this blog post, I’m on my way to Mexico to celebrate a family friends wedding. Not a shabby start to 2017 if you ask me. I’m so excited and ready for this year. I don’t even really have any New Years Resolutions, I just know where I want to see myself in 365 days. I want to be a better person, a better writer, and a better saver. I want to finally get on the tracks to becoming more independent. And even if I don’t exactly accomplish all of the goals I have set for myself, hopefully I’ll be closer than I am today.
I want to use my time in Mexico to clear my head and experience as much as I can and be as carefree as possible. I know that when I get back I’ll have to really crack down on my spending if I really want to get anything accomplished. But for the next four days I’m surrendering myself to paradise, focusing on myself, and drinking all of the mango margaritas. And I cannot wait for touchdown!