Today the blog turns three, and honestly it feels like just yesterday that I woke up and snuck into the office while Ryan was preparing me a special birthday breakfast, and I wrote my first blog post. But poof, here we are, three years and 271 blog posts later.
And so it feels only fitting that today is about celebrating – celebrating the blog, and yes, celebrating myself a bit too. While I will certainly be toasting to all of the blessings that we already have in our lives, it has also become a tradition for me to write down all of my dreams and goals for the coming year. After all, ask and you shall receive, right? And although I’m not exactly asking, I’m considering these goals to be polite suggestions for the universe to help me make happen this year.
I often find myself daydreaming about traveling and exploring the world, and my heart truly seems to be happiest when I’m wandering or at least daydreaming about it. So I can’t imagine this year without even more travels and adventures. I want to spend even more time in Italy (as always), revisit old places and also find some new adventures to set out on – I’m thinking even more places with crystal clear blue waters, more culinary experiences, and hopefully the chance to see the Northern Lights.
This is going to be the year that I conquer Italian. Quest’anno, conquisterò la lingua Italiana. This past year I didn’t take as many classes as I had originally planned on taking, and so I really want to make a point to get back in the game this year. Although a lot of people would say that I am fluent, for me, I am not quite there yet. There are new words to learn, new conjugations to conquer, and I want to be speaking Italian to my husband, to my father-in-law…and basically to anyone else who will listen.
Find more peace. Looking back, I can see that there have been times in my life where I have been insecure, second guessed myself, held onto things, felt like I needed to explain the choices that I am making in life and been too concerned about what other people think. But with each passing year, I also find that I am happiest when I choose self-confidence, don’t worry about what other people think, and make forward-moving choices (no matter how difficult they might sometimes feel). So I am continuing on this life quest of finding more inner peace and mental clarity one positive choice at a time.
And last but certainly not least, continue to grow and evolve. Sometimes I feel like I am still not 100% sure what my calling is in life – part musician, part blogger, 100% weirdo – yep, that pretty much sums it up. I am curious to see where all of my different creative outlets take me this year. I guess that I want to just keep pushing and doing the best that I can everyday, and then push a little more. Because hey, if I can be extra, then why not? But whatever lies ahead, I am ready for the universe to provide, and I am excited to be celebrating another beautiful year. Cheers to the blog, and cheers to me too.