Happy New Year, folks!
How was your New Years eve? Fantastic I hope. I had a great night. I feel like I've spent every New Years even for the past 31 years waiting for something to happen. Emotional and waiting. And this is the first year where I had nothing but really good feelings going into the New Year. A few minutes to midnight I look at my best friend and her fiancé and we were deciding, do we stay here or go somewhere else-- and I looked around and thought, I don't care where we are, I'm happy wherever. It was good. I then stayed out and danced all night until-- wait for it--- 4:30 AM. Insane right? Totally insane. Haven't had a night that late in forever.
The next day was another story, haha. But the night itself was great.
My one real New Years resolution? Learn how to ride a bike.
Yeah. I know. I still can't.
Other than that I have a lot of big plans -- but my resolution isn't necessarily to accomplish them all-- but rather-- to just start some. Do something. Stop thinking (and over thinking) and start doing more. Again. I used to be more of a do-er. But after getting sick it's harder for me to take action. It's become a bad habit. A habit that grew out of necessity, but still. I got so sick and tired of making plans or starting plans and having to stop due to my health that I mostly gave up on really making plans. But I am feeling better now--- a lot better, my (mostly fruit) diet has made all the difference. And now that I am feeling better-- I'm trying to break that make plans/ take action hesitancy I fell into while being sick. I mean, I obviously still make plans, and travel, and do things I love, but I want to be able to just jump into things again, without fear or nervousness.
I also have little things I want to do on the blog-- things I've been talking about doing for a year or two plus years. Some little things, like more recipes for example. I stopped posting a lot about food because well, for a while there I couldn't eat ANYTHING. But now that I'm eating a lot again (mostly raw, but more food variety in general) I'd like to post more recipes again.
I don't know, nothing big, thats for sure. But little things to shift forward.
It's Tuesday evening now and the winter break is coming to an end. And as I sit here going back and forth between writing this post and looking for cheap flights-- more and more I'm thinking, I'm totally going to homeschool Marlowe next year. I have to talk it over with Alex for sure, but I think it's going to happen-- at least for the year. We have more local friends than not who homeschool, so she has a good base of people around her. We can travel more. All the things. We'll see, but I think it's going to happen.
Alright friends, I'm going to finish booking these flights-- Puerto Rico! Marlowe and I didn't really get to explore it last time we went (on our Caribbean trip), and I haven't been since I was 16--- so it's about time I return! It's just so cheap from here. But other than old San Juan and the rainforest, I'm not sure what adventures await us. If you have travel and fun suggestions for Puerto Rico, please share! :)
Ps. I do have a recipe post for tomorrow. It looks like a difficult one, but it's super delicious. The hardest part (depending on where you live) is finding the plantains :) I think you'll like it!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! <3