It’s the eve of my birthday, and I can’t sleep. My mind is running a million miles a minute as it reflects on all the experiences bestowed upon me at 33 and what could possibly be ahead at 34.
Last year I was in Montañita, Ecuador when I turned 33. It was a Monday night, and my backpacker companions and I were out nearly until sunrise dancing at a beach club. I have a lot to live up to after backpacking solo for most of last year. That was one hell of a journey!
I’ve decided I want to make 34 my most meaningful year yet. I don’t know what that entails exactly, but I intend to figure it out. (That’s the beauty of this life. We can set it up to be whatever we want it to be!)
I see a lot of hugs and laughs. Time well spent with family and friends. More phone calls. Maybe even some handwritten notes, or postcards if I’m far, far away. (Let’s face it. I probably will be.)
I know I have more reflecting ahead of me as I roll into a new year, but here are some initial intentions I’d like to set publicly with you now. (New to intentions? Check this article out.)
My Intentions for 34:
- Continue to write and share about my life & what I learn.
- Meditate daily and breathe deeply.
- Care less about what others think.
- Care more about how I can help others.
- Get abroad and stay there for a while.
Thank you, universe, for all the lessons and experiences I’ve received over the past year. I release them with joy, and I look forward to all that is to come in my next year of life.