2012 was quite a year and was overall very good to me. In many ways might be hard to top, but it’s certainly possible and I’m optimistic. In fact, things are already looking up.
Here are some things I’m looking forward to in 2013…
Two of my best friends are getting married.
I’ll for sure be at one of them and working (fingers crossed) on planning around the other. (June & September). Are these couples All-American or what?
Mom coming to visit for her second Eurotrip. (April)
Last year we visitied Karlsruhe, Munich, Neuschwanstein, Bern, Thun, Interlaken, Baden-Baden, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Heidelberg, and the Weinstraße. This year we will do some more of Germany and looking into adding Italy to the itinerary.
My best friend and her mom coming to visit. (March)
I’m working on their itinerary right now – might post it for some advice in the near future.
Oktoberfest 2013. (September)
And Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest, Stuttgarter Wasen, and Munich Starkbierzeit.
Meeting more fabulous people and more good times with old friends.
Deciding when (if?) I’m moving back to the US.
Originally I said I would be here a year and July will make it two full years. As much as I love avoiding thinking about anything remotely longterm, at some point, I need to make some decisions.
Becoming more flexible – I am determined to stretch more and limber out.
Our team trainer and nutritionist in the 5th grade (yes, we had a trainer and nutritionist for our AAU basketball team, ridic) once told me that I was the most infelixble person she’d ever seen. This probably remains and I think I’m even more stiff these days. Stretching daily is my New Year’s Resolution.
Continuing down the slow road to learning German.
My progress has slowed and I’ve been speaking it less and less since working at the company (we all communicate in English together). I really need to dedicate a bit of time daily to brush up on grammar and expand my vocabulary.
My sister from California, Lauren, returning to Karlsruhe for the summer! (May)
Lauren and I made quite the duo here in Karlsruhe and I miss her dearly. We are opposite in so many ways and I know it’s why we became so close. She knows me so well and I can’t wait to have her back. Skype only suffices for so long.
Scandinavia Trip (July/August)
Lauren and I will embark on a summer adventure and explore what Norway, Sweden, and maybe even some other places, have to offer. I also plan on FINALLY getting to meet Megan!
Continuing to improve my blogging consistency and content.
I will admit that sometimes this blog exhausts me and feels like an obligation. But despite these sporadic feelings, I really love how it represents me, acts as a memory keeper and an information exchange.
What are you looking forward to in 2013?
Post inspired by Kim’s 2013 excitement.