Happy Thursday! I’m still at it with the New Year’s posts so please forgive me. Looking back on 2017, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite experiences and I want to share it with you. I had the best year ever in 2017 because of these experiences!
I traveled by myself a lot in 2017. Traveling solo seems terrifying at first. Many people ask me how I have the confidence to travel by myself or say things such as “I would never do that. I would get bored” or “wow my husband would never let me do that”. One of the best ways to get to know yourself is by spending time with yourself. When traveling, you get to know yourself in different circumstances and situations. I highly recommend trying solo travel in 2018. Maybe you don’t love the idea or traveling across the country alone but try taking a small road trip or a weekend somewhere you’ve always wanted to go. I promise that you will learn a lot about yourself and realize that you are good company.
See Your Favorite Band/Artist Live
If you are a music lover, then you know that there is no better feeling than seeing your favorite band or artist live. Seeing a popular artist you love doesn’t aways mean you need to drop hundreds of dollars on a concert ticket. While it is pretty cool to be up close and personal, they sound the same whether you are on the floor or way up in the nose bleeds. If you can just live in the moment and bask in the music, you will have the time of your life. It didn’t occur to me until early last year that “hey I’m an adult and I can go to whatever concert I want to”, so it that hasn’t occurred to you yet, this is me bringing you a revelation.
Spend Quality Time With Someone You Don’t Know Very Well
In simpler terms, make a friend. For my birthday this past summer, I went on a weekend trip with a girl from work with the same birthday as me that I didn’t know super well. I know. That also sounds scary but honestly, it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. We went to two concerts, one that I wanted to see and one she did and we went to an amusement park. It was one of the most fun weekends of my life and now I have a really good friend!
Have a Conversation With Someone You Look Up To
In 2017, I met the person I had looked up to my entire life. I actually met her twice. I honestly am still on cloud 9 six months later. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a celebrity (although in my case, it was). It can be someone you’ve admired from afar because lets be honest, we all have that person. So have a conversation with them. Pick their brain for knowledge. Let them know they inspire you. It sounds cheesy, but its life changing.
Do Something That Scares the Sh*t Out of You
Yes, thats right. As if the previous four haven’t scared you enough, do something that scares the absolute shit out of you. For me, it was getting in a helicopter. I knew for months I advance that I was going to have to ride in a helicopter but when it was time, I saw the helicopter and said hell no. But I did it and after the first two minutes, I stopped being afraid and enjoyed breathtaking views of glaciers. Whether the thing that scares you is getting on a plane or riding a ride or even going to the ocean, do it. You will thank yourself so much.
I hope these 5 experiences will help make 2018 the best year yet for you. I know I plan on doing all 5 of these again this year!