What an emotional year this was.
For 2017, I wish you discomfort.
As this crazy year comes to a close, I enjoy looking back at the year and remember the good things. What sticks out in my mind are the adventures I went on and the countries I visited. I am planning new adventures for 2017 and I hope you do the same. Nothing inspires me more than traveling and being in nature. It's a nice way to jump start a year by getting uncomfortable.
I get asked a lot about where my favorite place is. This year, it was Iceland. I've never experienced anything like it. In my travels, I rarely visit the same place twice... However, I just couldn't get it out of my mind and even though I am not a fan of being cold, that is not even close to being a valid reason for not doing something. That being said, I'm planning on chasing the Northern Lights this winter.
I would encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and do something different. You don't have to travel to another country to experience new things. You can look up a local hiking trail, take a class, or go camping alone. Always remember that the perfect time doesn't exist. Don't wait for someone else's schedule to clear up to do what you've always wanted to do. You can do it alone. With that being said, I wish you plenty of discomfort in the new year.