A friend of mine, an avid reader once noted how sad it is knowing that you will never have the opportunity to read every book ever written; never have enough time to enjoy or debate or consider all the thousands of perspectives, ideas, and stories.
As an avid reader myself, I can attest to this despairing realization. As an experience seeker, I’m often plagued by another thought as well – that none of us have the time to experience every single thing we have always wanted to – every trip, every first, every moment that makes us feel like tiny nothings in the universe. Between full-time jobs, or kids, or other aspects of life, I’m sure everyone can relate to that feeling that time is fleeting and that there are never enough hours in a day, or months in a year. Thankfully, the optimist in me says loud and clear, “You don’t have to experience it all, but just enough.”
I have always found the idea of a New Year resolution to be kind of senseless, and so I’ve always instead made a decision to at least attempt to be better generally than I was the year prior. But this year I’ve decided to set myself a little challenge, and fine, I suppose you can call it a New Year resolution. This year I decided that I would attempt to take a trip a month for the entire year of 2018. Some of these trips may be pretty close to home; and I’m sure there are many to whom 12 trips can be taken in just a few months or who are lucky enough to live one never ending travel adventure year-round – but for me this is enough. Besides, there are dozens of books waiting to be written and 2018 is just one.