Hello 2014

Happy New Year!! 

So, 2014 is finally here! Caught between no internet and a cold, it has taken me forever to update my blog! Better late than never!

Whilst 2013 was good to me, I must say I am happy to see the end of it. I feel as though 2014 is going to be an even better year for me... I hope. 

For as long as I can remember, at the beginning of the New Year, I have the intention of making it the 'best year yet'. I am sure everyone has this intention. I used to feel the need to set New Year resolutions that would be life changing. For instance, last year my resolutions were, "loose 10 kilos, buy a house and fall in love". These goals, which are indeed achievable, are not something you can put a time frame on. Whilst I didn't loose 10 kilos, I lost some weight so I won't beet myself up about not ticking that off my list, however,  I can't say much for the rest of my resolutions. Instead of buying a house, I booked a holiday!!
Seeing as I successfully failed all last years resolutions, this year, I haven't any. Instead, I am making monthly resolutions. Small achievable goals that I won't beat myself up over if I fail them. For example, This month, I have set goals to eat less sugar (not quit it!), exercise 3-4 times a week and increase my followers on Instagram. Two weeks in to the new year and I have 4 more followers on Instagram (winning), have definitely cut down my daily chocolate intake, and am writing this entry post a gym workout. 

So, I did not fall in love last year. Instead I meet a few interesting people, none of which I could see myself spending the rest of my life with. How can a pescetarian spend the rest of her life with someone who hunts little deer on the weekend?!  
I did learn a few things from the men I stumbled across throughout the year and through these failed dates, I have realised that I actually don't want a relationship at the moment. I am still trying to figure out what I want from myself, so how am I supposed to know what I want from another person?! 

My family, aunty's in particular, are eager for me to meet someone, fall in love and have a family, and have tried to set me up a few times during 2013. I think I have made it pretty clear that 2014 is not the year to try and play match maker. Whilst I won't knock it back, finding "love"  is definitely not on my "to-do" list this year. 
I am setting out to find myself first. Hence why I have decided to travel for 4 and a half months.
I am so excited to start my adventure in May this year. Stepping way out of my comfort zone and moving in with a non-english speaking family in a small town in Sicily, Italy, for a whole month whilst I attend Italian school is extremely exciting and nerve racking. My 134 day journey though Europe is definitely the craziest and most impulsive thing I have decided to do. I can't wait to document my journey here and share my experiences with whoever, if anyone, is following it.  

I leave you now with a few photos from my NYE celebrations and will be back with more summer posts sooner rather than later.

(Perhaps more regular blog entries will be my February resolution.)

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