A new year began yesterday!
At least, arbitrarily anyway – I turned 28.
For the first time, this year I’m feeling a bit….strange. A bit more ambivalent and unsure, a bit less excited about entering a new year. Part of this has to do with that number – 28 feels a lot more solidly ‘adult’ than even 27 or 26. The other part of this is life in Greece.. It’s becoming harder and harder to be excited about the future (This seems like it may be an increasingly global trend, but that’s a topic for another time).
In an effort to refocus on the positives, I challenged myself to gather 27 of the best moments from the past year.
Wedding tourism to the island of Kythera
Writing for theTravelPorter, and challenging myself creatively
First Thanksgiving in the US in ten years
Greek Easter in the mountains of Pylio
Adventures in the kitchen, facilitated by various new kitchen gadgets
Diving into family archives
More reading – always more reading!
Becoming a local – making friends with the butcher, becoming first-name friends with the proprietors of the neighbourhood ‘whole foods’/organic shop
Making things. Not as much as I’d like, but the creative gene has come out to play a little bit this year
Bookshelves; my books have a home!
Instagram – I’m embarrassed to admit how fun I find it..
Writing for theTravelPorter taught me a lot, including how to use SEOs. Life skills!
(Re)visiting ancient Delphi
A visit from my best friend from university, and explorations on the island of Aegina
Wedding tourism on the island of Kea/Tzia
This view (morning or night) is a daily dose of perspective (spot the sea on the far left!)