2017 Adventures

Happy New Year Adventurers! I know it’s almost halfway through January but I finally had a moment to sit down and reflect on the past year and think about what I want to achieve this year. A year ago I posted a list of adventures I hoped to go on in 2016. Did I go on all of them? No, but I did check off three of them =o)
I visited a southeastern state – Miami, Florida. I spent one weekend in May lounging on the beach, soaking up as much sun as possible and taking in the lively atmosphere. Miami is definitely a place I plan on visiting more often. (Read Miami I and Miami II.) 
I learned how to make my own chocolate!! I felt so proud of myself for getting the recipe and process right the first time. It was a delicious piece of chocolate and tasted even better knowing I made it myself. (read post here)

Visit a new country was on my list and well I didn’t make it to a new country but there were a few places I visited in the US for the first time: Wisconsin for skiing, Traverse City in Upper Michigan and a new city in Canada: Toronto.

I am proud to share that I have furthered my yoga practice. At the beginning of last year I struggled to keep my balance in several poses and was not very flexible. After completing Yoga with Adriene’s 30 day challenge on her youtube channel in January I continued to build confidence in practicing poses and flows. Right now I am working on the splits which I struggled with at first but am getting closer to the ground each time I practice. Also, I am building my overall strength so I can get into a handstand smoothly. In October I attended a workshop held by Candace from Yoga with Candace and had her sign my copy of Namaslay. It was great to have Candace help out with some postures I was working on. R and I have been taking a stab at acroyoga but hope to have more time this year to do it together =o)

Sadly I did not make it to a Euro Cup game. Due to the timing of our trip and cost of the ticket (over $300 for below average seats at a game where we didn’t know who would be playing). I did however get to watch a majority of the games live on TV while we were traveling through Europe.

Our European adventure to Amsterdam, (part I and part II) London (part I  and part II) and Prague (part I and part II) was one for the books. R and I rode bikes around Amsterdam, toured the sites of London and hung out with my family and friends in Prague to celebrate my cousin’s wedding.  

I took a last minute trip to St Lucia to visit my mom in the fall. It was a perfect way to rejuvenate and enjoy paradise.

I will begin taking my ARE (Architectural Registration Exam) exams so I can become a licensed architect and my first exam is in a couple of weeks. This year I hope to pass at least three of the six exams, fingers crossed!  With the amount of studying I have coming up, my blog will have to take a back seat for a while but I hope to post as often as I can =o)

As always I hope to travel to as many places as possible. We do have one trip we are currently planning: a ski trip to Breckenridge for my birthday in March. I can’t wait to be on the slopes skiing and taking in the beauty of the rocky mountains.

Looking back the year did have challenges but the good outweighed the bad in so many ways. I am looking forward to what 2017 has in store and what adventures await. 

What adventures do you want to go on in 2017?


X the Adventurer

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Travel, food and wellness blog written by a twenty something year old girl always dreaming of adventures with a cup of coffee in hand.

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