For a little while there, it kind of felt like 2013 was going to be… boring. I know better than anyone how quickly that can change, but it’s just one of those silly fears I have every time a new year begins.
Was I EVER wrong! 2013 has been wonderful. I think I was worried that if I didn’t travel through as many continents or take as many planes as I did in 2012, this year just wouldn’t match up. But I have been able to keep busy and happy in so many different ways. Through planning charity events with CASA Cares, school, going to concerts, working for CONFRONT, spending lots of time with my family and with friends, and planning small road trips to new cities, 2013 has been treating me really well.
I have a few more road trips planned in the summer months- my favorite kind of road trips- and I also *just* last week finally booked my vacation for the summer. The scary idea that I wouldn’t travel anywhere new this year? Gone! I’ll be visiting FIVE new places- I’m going on a cruise!
In early August I’ll be hopping a flight to Miami with my family for one week of sun and beach. A potential visit from one of my absolute best blogger friends Stephany, and then my travel BFF will be meeting me on Day 6 in Miami. On Day 7, we board a 7 day cruise with Carnival that takes us through Cozumel, Mexico/Belize City, Belize/Mahogany Bay, Honduras/Georgetown & Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. It seems like a pretty intense cruise with a port city almost every day, but I absolutely can’t wait.
Before my two weeks of wondrous travel through Central America, I’ll be heading to Toronto (one of my favorite cities for music) TWICE in June/July, and I’ll be heading to the state of New York for another concert in July as well. I’ll be celebrating my birthday in mid-July (so, maybe it won’t be in Brazil and I won’t have my own personal fireworks, but I’ll get to spend time with friends!) and really, who knows what else this summer has up it’s sleeve?
For now though, I’ll focus on getting myself through my summer class (my motivation isn’t doing so great, neither are my study habits!) and I have a few really amazing concerts coming up here in Montreal before I start visiting other cities. Life has definitely been keeping me busy, and I promise I’ll never start a new year with the same kind of fear that I did at the end of 2012!
What does summer 2013 have in store for you?