2017 is the year that I go out of my way to do something different as often as I can. Just a quick recap of things that I did in 2016 that I haven’t done before:
- Bought a new house.
- Bought a new (not used) car.
- Paid $2000 in medical costs for my dog (ugh!).
- Started my path to acquiring my Bachelor’s degree.
Geez… that’s not a very long list is it? Well, 2017 is going to be different. What is the motto of my blog? Life is about experiences. Yes. It’s time to make this priority, new experiences and new memories to remember.
There is something magical about watching fireworks blast off and explode in the air. I used to think it’s because of the brilliant colors illuminating against the dark sky. Perhaps even because of the initial loud booms echoing into the night. Reflecting on today’s events though I now see the firework display as a symbol of just this – time spent with family and friends, taking the time to learn about and express ourselves with those we love and care about. Moments like these are the things that those talk about in their deathbeds. No one in their dying hours ever say that they wish they made more money or worked more hours. Life is about experiences… the good, bad, ugly, wonderful, and everything in between.