After a few years of miserably failing at my lofty New Year’s resolutions plans, I’ve decided to take a different, broader approach this year. I’ve always thought it to be really healthy to look back on your year as a whole and figure out the things you did really well and the areas you could have done a whole better in. For me, this past year I worked….A LOT! I grew my business and found a new space to work out of….two major goals I had at the start of the 2016. What I didn’t do as much as I would have hoped is travel with my family. I had intention to, but as it usually does, life got busy and nothing was planned. I’ve realized with our crazy schedules, PLANNING IS EVERYTHING. If I don’t sit down in front of a calendar and intentionally plan out specific dates of when and where I’d like to go, it usually doesn’t happen. This is definitely at the top of my “get better at” list! I hope to take a few trips together as a family, just the four of us this year. Rylee just turned 5 and now is the time she is really making memories that will last her a lifetime. I want to be able to create some awesome memories with her of trips we take together. I don’t have those places mapped out in my mind yet, but…I’m working on it! Palm Springs is always a favorite getaway of ours, so I am thinking to head there sometime in the Spring. And then maybe a trip to the snow somewhere in the winter. And then a one on one trip with Sam is a must as well!
I can always count on traveling a few times out of the year for work. My big Paris trip is at the end of the month (can’t complain about having to travel to Paris for work right?)! I went for the first time last year in the summer but this will be my first time going during winter! I just got the new Fossil Hybrid Watch and it is for sure coming with me! It has so many features that make traveling that much easier. Like its multiple time zone feature that allows me to compare the time in Paris with the time back at home so I can figure out when to connect with Sam and the kids. It’s got an alarm clock, email and social media notifications, along with a 6 month battery life, built in activity tracker, and it can even take a picture! Who knew a watch could be so smart?! Sam also got a Fossil smartwatch in black stainless steel and plans to take it on his work trips as well this year.
Needless to say, more TRAVEL is definitely a goal for 2017! Family friendly travel suggestions welcome!