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2017 Adventures


Happy New Year Adventurers! I know it’s almost halfway through January but I finally had a moment to sit down and reflect on the past year and think about what I want to achieve this year. A year ago I posted a list of adventures I hoped to go on in 2016. Did I go on all of them? No, but I did check off three of them =o)

I visited a southeastern state – Miami, Florida. I spent one weekend in May lounging on the beach, soaking up as much sun as possible and taking in the lively atmosphere. Miami is definitely a place I plan on visiting more often. (Read Miami I and Miami II.) 

I learned how to make my own chocolate!! I felt so proud of myself for getting the recipe and process right the first time. It was a delicious piece of chocolate and tasted even better knowing I made it myself. (read post here)

Visit a new country was on my list and well I didn’t make it to a new country but there were a few places I visited in the US for the first time: Wisconsin for skiing, Traverse City in Upper Michigan and a new city in Canada: Toronto.

I am proud to share that I have furthered my yoga practice. At the beginning of last year I struggled to keep my balance in several poses and was not very flexible. After completing Yoga with Adriene’s 30 day challenge on her youtube channel in January I continued to build confidence in practicing poses and flows. Right now I am working on the splits which I struggled with at first but am getting closer to the ground each time I practice. Also, I am building my overall strength so I can get into a handstand smoothly. In October I attended a workshop held by Candace from Yoga with Candace and had her sign my copy of Namaslay. It was great to have Candace help out with some postures I was working on. R and I have been taking a stab at acroyoga but hope to have more time this year to do it together =o)

Sadly I did not make it to a Euro Cup game. Due to the timing of our trip and cost of the ticket (over $300 for below average seats at a game where we didn’t know who would be playing). I did however get to watch a majority of the games live on TV while we were traveling through Europe.

Our European adventure to Amsterdam, (part I and part II) London (part I  and part II) and Prague (part I and part II) was one for the books. R and I rode bikes around Amsterdam, toured the sites of London and hung out with my family and friends in Prague to celebrate my cousin’s wedding.  

I took a last minute trip to St Lucia to visit my mom in the fall. It was a perfect way to rejuvenate and enjoy paradise.

I will begin taking my ARE (Architectural Registration Exam) exams so I can become a licensed architect and my first exam is in a couple of weeks. This year I hope to pass at least three of the six exams, fingers crossed!  With the amount of studying I have coming up, my blog will have to take a back seat for a while but I hope to post as often as I can =o)

As always I hope to travel to as many places as possible. We do have one trip we are currently planning: a ski trip to Breckenridge for my birthday in March. I can’t wait to be on the slopes skiing and taking in the beauty of the rocky mountains.

Looking back the year did have challenges but the good outweighed the bad in so many ways. I am looking forward to what 2017 has in store and what adventures await. 

What adventures do you want to go on in 2017?

X the Adventurer

73 comments:

  1. Nice post hun! I do hope you pass your exams. Wishing you all the best.

    Funmi xx
    www.funmialabi.co.uk

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  2. Congrats on the yoga progress!

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    1. Thank you Katherine! I hope to share progress photos soon =o)

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  3. It was really lovely to read all of your adventures last year! I'm looking forward to seeing what you get up to in 2017 x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Lauren =o) I can't wait to see what the new year brings =o)

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  4. Amazing all your adventures from last year!! Now let go for more!

    XOLB
    www.le-blonde.com

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    1. I love your enthusiasm =o) Thanks for the comment!

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  5. Good luck with your exam, and congrats on learning how to make chocolate. x

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

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    1. Thank you Andreea =o) Chocolate is such a treat to know how to make =o)

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  6. I've been practicing yoga a lot lately and the improvement is quick! I'm loving it x

    Jessica — NinetyCo

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    1. So happy to hear you are practicing yoga =o)

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  7. Can't believe we are already halfway through January! You have done so many great and exciting things in 2016 - looking forward to reading all about your 2017 adventures and good luck with your exam!

    Miriam x
    www.londonkitchendiaries.com

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    1. Thank you Miriam =o) I can't wait to share my 2017 adventures with you =o)

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  8. You've been to whole lot of places in 2016, that's for sure! Good luck with your exams too :-) this year I'm hoping to make it to Japan but I've been very lazy in planning it so may not happen, ha! I am going to Hamburg next month though.

    Cherie ✽ sinonym

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    1. I hope you make it to Japan this year =o) It's such a beautiful country. Have fun in Hamburg =o)

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  9. I kill my cardio and my strength training but ever since I canceled my membership to Bikram Yoga my stretching routine is nonexistent. I need something that’s going to get me back on track and that 30 day Yoga Challenge looks like just the thing.

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    1. I highly recommend Adriene's videos. She keeps it fun and light and I love relaxing with her videos =o)

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  10. Gotta love Yoga with Adriene! And sounds like you had an awesome time traveling!

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  11. I'm going to Australia this summer and I can't wait! It will be a dream come true :)

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    1. Have an amazing time in Australia! You will love exploring it =o)

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  12. You had very busy year dear!! I wish you similar activity this year ;-)

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    1. Thank you Alice, I wish you the best 2017!

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  13. So many adventures! I tried yoga many times and loved it, so good for body and mind!

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    1. Yoga is so amazing, especially after sitting at a desk all day =o)

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  14. Sounds like it was an amazing time! <3 lovely post




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  15. What an amazing 2016 for you! I know 2017 has wonderful things in store for you! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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    1. What a sweet comment =o) I wish you an incredible 2017

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  16. Great post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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  17. You traveled so much in 2016! Good luck with your exams :) I hope you have many more adventures in 2017! And wow you already planned your March trip! Hmm, my friends and I have been talking about going to Korea in May for the longest time, but we haven't made any official plans yet -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. You have to go to Korea! I went two years ago and loved it! It's such a rich culture and the food is amazing =o)

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  18. Loved reading about your adventures. I hope to get to the west coast more times than usual in 2017.

    Thank you for sharing dear! xo

    Cathclaire | The Crystal Press
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    1. I hope you get out to the west coast as much as possible this year =o)

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  19. Great that you got to see all these different places last year! I travelled quite a lot too but I will take it more slowly in 2017 as I have new commitments to dedicate myself to.

    ANOUK

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    1. I loved following your adventures last year =o) Wishing you the best 2017 =o)

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  20. Sounds like you had a fabulous year!!! I hope 2017 brings you new adventures :)

    Morgan | www.monde-et-mode.com

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    1. Thank you Morgan =o) I hope 2017 brings is a wonderful year for you =o)

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  21. That's great that you were able to check three off your list! Last year I went on a lot of adventures myself. A few years ago I made the goal of wanting to travel more, and I haven't looked back since!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. So happy to hear that travel is always a goal for you =o) There is so much to see!

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  22. Amazing post, thanks for sharing :) I definitely want to go on plenty of adventures this year!

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I hope your year is filled with adventures =o)

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  23. Great post dear!

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  24. I loved reading you through the year and I'm looking forward for your next adventures !
    Good luck with your last exams :)

    Kenza from https://travelwithkenza.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Thank you Kenza =o) I can't wait to share my next adventure =o)

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  25. I am SO excited for new adventures in 2017...bring them on!!!

    Laura
    www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

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  26. Sounds fun!!

    xxAmanda
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  27. Wishing you the best of luck with your exams dear!

    Xx,

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  28. You accomplished so much! I'm so glad you had a good year and can't wait to see what you accomplish in 2017!

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment! I hope you have an adventurous 2017 =o)

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  29. This is amazing babe so cool you got to achieve all these! I think you would love doing yoga in CR, you should come this 2017!

    Love from Costa Rica,
    Whit

    http://www.whitneyswondeland.com

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    1. I would love to go to Costa Rica for yoga! It's definitely high on my list of adventures =o)

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  30. Looks like you surely were up to good. Awesome and hope 2017 brings you joy and more adventures.

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    1. Thank you for such a sweet comment =o) Wishing you the most adventurous 2017 =o)

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  31. Wow, you have been to so many places in just one year my dear! That's fantastic and so exciting! Here;s to a 2017 full of great adventures for you! Can't wait to follow your journey for one more year!
    xoxo
    Stella
    www.stellaasteria.com

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    1. Thank you! I can't believe how many places I ended up visiting =o) Can't wait to share all of my new adventures with you =o)

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  32. Great Post dear....xx, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

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  33. Love the post.
    xx
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_zn7IqrAY1I44bRuN6dH-Q
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  34. Hi, I love your blog, so happy that you have managed to visit so many different places around the globe last year. You blog is just as amazing as you are, packed with great tips, posts and photos, thank you so much for sharing.

    xxx
    chloe
    http://newstyleinfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Chloe for such a sweet comment! Made me smile =o) I'm so glad you like my blog xx

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  35. So happy that you get to explore and travel! I hope you'll pass the licensure exam! I wish you the best. I'm an interior designer :))

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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    1. Thank you for your wishes! I worked at an interior design firm and loved it =o)

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  36. Ooh, I really want to try making my own chocolate one day!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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Thank you commenting and reading about my adventures! I really appreciate it and love reading all of your comments =o)

x the Adventurer