As much as I would love to spend every waking moment exploring new places across the seas and venturing far and wide, it’s just not a possibility for me. I have said it before and will say it again that quitting your job to go travel the world is great and all that – but it’s just not something that is feasible for me personally (yet anyway!). I love my job in Ireland and I’m willing to stay here and do it for years if necessary – but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to give up travelling altogether!
So, my resolution for next year is to visit a new county in Ireland once a month. Ireland is a small enough country compared to a lot of others with a good connections between counties. So in order to branch out of my comfort zone (Dublin to Limerick, with an occasional trip to Tipperary for good measure) I am going to try broaden my Irish horizons and explore places I never knew about. It’s easy to say that Ireland is quite similar throughout the whole country – but there are gems to be found in every corner for the world! In the event of me not being able to venture further afield I will try and make a serious effort to do things I have never done before around Dublin & Limerick. Little things like climbing Croagh Patrick in Mayo or doing the Cuilcagh way in Fermanagh are things on my to-do list, and this year is the year I intend to do them!
2017 is the year that I hope to really get my sh*t together, save a bit of money (for once!), put the head down at work, keep fit, yada yada yada! There are also no large trips abroad on the horizon until the end of the year, so this is a way for me to keep the travel bug alive in me without breaking the bank. And as the saying goes, there’s no place like home!
So what are your goals for the new year? Are you going to travel more? Save? Complete something you have wanted to do for ages? Let me know! 🙂