I have decided that 2013 is the year of travel for me. I was in Ft. Lauderdale for work (and fun) in April. In October, I am going to San Diego, my first time there, I am pretty excited about it!
I currently have a friend visiting and I’ve been living like a tourist in my own city for the past two weeks. I mentioned Washington D.C. is in my travel plans this summer and that has been confirmed. July 3-7 (for Independence Day!) I will be in our nation’s capital. I am excited! I am accompanying a friend who is going to visit another friend. So not only will I get to visit a place I have not been in more than ten years, for a holiday, and I will be making new friends! I also have several friends that I went to high school and college with who live in the metro area. I would love to see them all…but I have a feeling that I am going to have to pick and choose who I see so that I can devote equal time to new friends, old friends, a little sightseeing, relaxation, etc.
Another trip in the works is Costa Rica. I paid a deposit the other day, I am using this company and going in November. More details to come, but I am very excited as I have never been to Central America. The new passport (I just had to renew in January) is going to be christened in Costa Rica! I will be visiting Tamarindo, a town on the Pacific coast
That’s all for now, but I leave you with a photo of my friend and I having a cocktail at Rebar, at the Trump Hotel Chicago.
Yesterday I mentioned some adventures I have planned this year. Costa Rica is one planned trip and I want to go by myself. I know some people will think this crazy, lonely, bored. What are you, a hermit? I can hear some people asking.
No, but read this New York Times article. It expresses my thoughts perfectly.
I read this, and it really made me think about how I view my life and how I should be grateful for what I have right now. My birthday is less than a month away and although 33 is next year, this little article made me stop and think.
I am constantly working on being thankful and happy, and most of the time time, I am. But sometimes, it is difficult, ya know??
I have great friends, family, and coworkers. I have a job that I like and where I am appreciated. I have a cute and sweet dog. I have a roof over my head and food to eat and all the creature comforts of Western civilization.
I have fun. I have my health. I have people who love me and care about me.
I have a few trips in the works this year: Costa Rica, Washington D.C., San Diego, Florida to visit family and friends. It will be a fun year. I have adventures to look forward to.
I have no complaints. I am myself.
I want this.
But first, I probably need the bike, and the courage to ride in this city with all of it’s crazy drivers and cyclists.
Back to regularly scheduled blogging next week.
You guys, I have no words….
That is all.