So it is a little overdue for a 2017 post but here it is regardless... Although 2016 may not have been an excellent year for the world, there were many unexpected downs and issues that shook the world, personally 2016 wasn't too bad.
I started my gap year, I worked 4 jobs for 6 months before travelling solo the Europe (the greatest decision of my life)! It had been 10 years since I moved back to Perth from France and 8 years since I had been back for a visit. It had been something I was looking forward to years, and this year my dream finally came true.
I did a 2 and a half week Contiki, making some of the most amazing friendships and unforgettable memories. I then stayed in Paris, Brighton, London, Wales, the French Riviera and ended my trip back in the French town that I grew up in, Grenoble.
It was the most amazing few months, and I made solid friendships with fantastic people all around Europe and I know I'll be back soon. On the 10th of December I then departed on my 7 week USA trip with my family (where I am writing this now). It has been such an overwhelming trip to be honest. We've done Miami, Washington D.C., New York City, skiing up in Vermont and there is still San Francisco and Los Angeles to come! I've fallen in love with these cold snowy cities and been showered with "oh you're from Australia? G'DAY MATE!".
After travelling so much this year, I know that this is something I want to do for the rest of my life. Travelling, meeting new people and experiencing something new is what fulfils me. However, on the other hand, I truly believe having a home base is important. And for me, that home base will always be Perth, my lovely, beautiful Perth.
This isn't turning out to be much of a 2017 post is it? Okay, let's look at the future.
2017, I'm starting uni, I just ordered my DJI Mavic Pro, and I'm in the process of organising countless roadtrips and overseas trips. I'm planning on making more content, more youtube videos, and pursuing photography more (gigs already in the works), I've already started designing my business cards! There's so much to come and I couldn't be more excited for 2017.
I want to end this post asking you guys, what are you most excited for 2017? Or, what is a dream for you in 2017? I would love to hear what other people's ambitions and dreams are!