It is not as chilly this morning. I closed all the windows last night. I never thought I would come to Mexico City but here I am, spending the holidays and eager to move here next year. Correction, this year. I begin 2017 with thyme tea.
Mexico was never high on my list. Yet here I am, being surprised again. Its beauty, I believe, has been highly overshadowed by negative media.
2016 was empowering. I rang in the new year on a solo trip to Barcelona, went on several hikes, started getting into fitness and yoga, and got published on 4 platforms other than my own. This was my Girl Power year. Though I lack the same confidence for the world as a whole. Hoping 2017 is a globally kinder year.
New Year’s has always been my favorite holiday. Last year I described some of my favorite traditions and rituals in Day 1: New Year’s Eve . Looking back at my last New Year´s, I could not have imagined the surprises ahead. My friend Sarah and I asked each other a list of questions reflecting on the past year while I packed for my trip to Mexico. “What days will you remember from 2016?” There are a lot. Each month were a series of highlights and adventures. Here are my top memories of this year:
Got published on my favorite platform, Thought Catalog ! =D Check out the link below:
I realize I know very little as to whether 2017 will be as good or surprising as 2016 was. But I look forward to the future with more joy and opennes than I ever have before. As far as traveling goes, my TOP priorities are Malta and Greece. Before moving out of Spain in 6 months, I hope to visit Sevilla, Logroño, and San Sebastian. With this first day of 2017, I let go of what was and what was not in 2016. Thankful for where I have been, I highly look forward to where I am going.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all who follow this blog. Sharing the joys of travel is one of my life’s biggest highlights, and I do want to read your stories. Let me know where you have been, or where you’d like to go by commenting below. Leave a link of your travel blog or article and I will read it and follow. May 2017 be the year when we build each other up. Cheers!