For me, this year was all about reinvention.
I revisited many places I had previous been to and tried to look at them in a new light.
I took trips without the intention of checking things off a bucket list.
I learned the importance of slowing down, as if remembering that I don’t need to see everything in my 20s. That there is time.
I reflected on previous family trips and wrote stories about those moments, despite those states not being new to me.
I learned to love my Midwest neighbors, creating fun memories in states I had previously written off as “boring”, (i.e. Iowa).
I revisited states I thought I failed as a tourist and rewrote what I thought of the city. TIP: Nashville is not a solo place.
I replaced my mindset that long road trips should be taken alone. Having traveled to the south and to the west with new travel partners this year, I learned it actually is better to have more than one driver.
I re-vamped my website, with a new layout, new name and new logo.
I remembered my love for writing and this space.
I wrote 12 blog posts
I currently have 83 WordPress followers
I currently have 715 Pinterest followers
I currently have 116 Facebook page followers
Most commented blog was 7 Restaurnats You Need to Try in Marco Island, Florida
Most “liked” blog was 4 Quirky, Iowa Roadside Attractions
Most viewed blog was Dog-sledding in Minnesota
*it actually was How to Have a Girls Weekend in Sioux Falls, SD, but that blog was from 2020
What’s to come in the new year?
I hope I continue to travel, but above all, I hope I remember that travel is not just about the Instagram pictures