I’ve never been a big fan of new year “resolutions”. I figure, if you want to set your mind to doing something, you can do it anytime; no need to wait for the calendar to change. But the end of the year is a good time to reset your focus, and charge ahead with your priorities intact.
This past year, I remained true to my goal of visiting a new country and city a year. For 2014, I have Iceland on the radar and ideally returning to my favourite getaways, like the surf beaches of Tofino and the mountains near home in Western Canada. Exploring more off-the-beaten-path areas of places I’ve visited before is also appealing. Good places, good memories, good company – these are the things I’ve been fortunate to have in my travels and I can’t wait to see where the journey unfolds next.
My annual subscription to National Geographic also puts other destinations into my imaginings, from the history of Jordan to the wilds of Patagonia, to the far reaches of the Seychelles and the Norwegian fjords.
My mantra for 2014 is to “make it count”. Wherever I choose to put my energy, whether at work or play, I aim to do it with vigour, intention and a smile on my face.
Where will you send a postcard from in 2014?