Happy New Year!!

Sunset along the Mississippi River in New Orleans

Happy New Year!

While many people look at 2016 as the year that took so many celebrities, I would rather look at it as a year in which I was fortunate to travel to two new states, drive the Alcan Highway, and see 10 new national parks (2 in Canada) over the course of the summer.

The new year brings us new opportunity. No matter how you feel 2016 was, it is over now and it is time to move on with a positive outlook on 2017. So whether you want to lose weight, travel more, save money, or start a new job go into it with a positive attitude and make the best of what is to come. Life is too short to worry about the small stuff.

While I am not good with resolutions for the new year, well not good at keeping them anyway. I am going to make it a point to do a few things during this trip around the sun. First of all, I want to get outside more. Being outside relieves stress and is definitely something I’d like to do more of. Besides, I tend to have my camera more when I am out. Secondly, I want to try and find the joy in something small every day. Whether that is taking time to just enjoy my coffee, or enjoy somebody’s company with a nice conversation. We do not need huge big moments in our lives to find joy in our lives.

So Happy New Year! Go out, explore, create, and be happy.