Today starts not only the beginning of a new year, but the beginning of my ONE MONTH VACATION!!!!! I am so excited to take an entire month off of work and finally relax. I am planning on spending January traveling the world, spending quality time with my family and friends, and focusing on myself. I’ve spent way too much time working and not pampering myself, and I believe that it is finally time that I take a break. 

Thinking back, I can’t even remember the last time I’ve had a month off of work or school. I’d have to say it was the summer between my junior and senior year of high school. As soon as I graduated high school, I went straight into a summer program at Washington State University and was only home a week before the fall semester started. After my freshman year of college, I went straight into the workforce and never took more than a week off. Even when I moved, I only had about two weeks between jobs. Is 23 too young to be a workaholic?

This time off is so very long overdue, and I just cannot wait to start my adventures! I’m hoping to visit Switzerland, Australia, Hawaii, Florida, and New York before the end of the month. I need to spend some time with my family and friends that I’ve neglected the past year and a half because of work. I am going to be sure to spend not only my vacation month but the rest of 2017 counting my blessings and trying to see the positive in every situation. 

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