I briefly touched on my 2017 goals for my travel blog in my final post of last year, which as a quick overview- were to grow my blog, expand my writing in my new categories and chase opportunities to become a professional travel blogger.
I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about what my actual travel goals are for this year.
For those that may not know- my now husband is in the military and for the last two years he has been deployed to the Gold Coast in Australia as an instructor. I spent most of that first year in Europe on a study scholarship and then travelling.
Last year I joined him in living in Australia and started and worked on my blog all year.
I was lucky enough to travel back to New Zealand to visit my family, around Australia, to Indonesia, the Cook Islands and to Vietnam.
The last two years have been incredible for me and it just got me thinking- what’s install for this year?
In a couple of days we are moving to Canberra, which is the capital city of Australia, as Gareth has been offered to do a Masters there. He is going to have one very busy and stressful year.
I, however, am in the fortunate position again to be able to spend the year how I please.
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My ultimate goal is to be a travel blogger as my career. It is a lot of hard work, a lot– I know this. It is a very saturated market- but that’s all a part of the challenge- and nothing excites me more. I will be spending my year pursuing my dreams and working hard towards that.
I was floating through life with one idea after the other, thinking I could do this, I could do that. I have two qualifications and am half way through another that I now no longer wish to pursue… Nothing stuck, I wasn’t passionate about anything else.
Right, that’s enough about me and my career aspirations for now- here are my travel goals for the year:
⬜ Join my best friends in Bali for one of their milestone birthdays!
⬜ Visit at least three new countries I have never been to before.
They each have sub-goals branching off them which I will keep to myself. But they are along the lines of: doing things out of my comfort zone, growing as a person, have meaningful experiences, give back and help others, make new friends, learn about more cultures and lifestyles, achieve something to be proud of, see more, do more, live.
|New year; new opportunities|
What an amazing year to look forward to! I am positively quivering with excitement just thinking about it.
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