by Meli C

Every new year’s resolution


I’ve always found it very hard to uphold traditional new year’s resolutions. For instance: “This year I will stick to an exercise program” or “this year I will come up with a brilliant business idea” or “this year I am going to eat better / sleep more / save money ” …you get the picture.

Not to say that I don’t work hard towards these every year, but in retrospect, there is only one resolution that I have been able to accomplish repeatedly, and that is: “I will travel to at least one new place this year”.

It was back in 2003, right after graduating from college, that I first made this single resolution that I’ve been fortunate enough to stay faithful to.  Looking back at these past seven years, I’m lucky to say I have more than fulfilled my yearly goals.

Year-to-date report:

2003:  Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
2004:  Santa Barbara, CA / Long Island, NY / Stratton, VT / Buenos Aires, Argentina
2005:  Washington, DC / Savannah, GA (Roadtrip from Boston to Miami)
2006:  Chicago, IL / Isla Margarita, Venezuela, / San Juan, PR
2007:  La Patagonia Argentina / The Bahamas / Las Vegas, NV
2008:  Geneva, Switzerland / St. Maarten / St. Thomas / Cartagena, Colombia
2009:  San Francisco, CA / Bariloche y Mar del Plata, Argentina  / Vietnam / Cambodia (my first time in Asia!)
2010:  …coming soon

4 comments

1 paola marcelle { 04.03.10 at 5:17 am }

You forgot to mention 2008 dominican republic when you came to laura marias wedding..
Un besito, polii

2 The Monday diet — by Meli C { 09.10.10 at 4:59 am }

[…] from my regular yearly resolution, this year I wanted to be more creative when preparing food at home. The idea is to incorporate […]

3 Resolution updates — by Meli C { 10.07.10 at 10:16 am }

[…] With only three months left in 2010, I wanted to do a quick self-check to see how I’ve been keeping up with my new year’s resolutions, as previously discussed here. […]

4 Resolved — byMeliC { 01.05.11 at 9:28 am }

[…] see here. 2010:  Cordoba, Argentina / South Africa /  Culebra, […]

Leave a Comment

Web Analytics