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2016 in Review & My Plans for 2017

The beginning of this post went something like this…Wow I can’t believe it is New Year’s Eve already and that I am writing my plans for 2017! I am currently sitting in the airport waiting for my flight while writing this. My flight is boarding soon but I have a layover in London (WAHHHH) so I will be writing there too….

But I got stuck in London all night long when my flight was delayed. I missed my flight to America. I did not fly with Delta or Virgin like usual and I regret that decision now. When they told me I was going to have to spend the night in a hotel by the airport because there was no space on any flights left… I wanted to cry. I was so full of anger and all I could think was ‘This is the worst New Year’s and start to a year ever”.

But then in the hotel, I met two other girls in the exact same situation – one was actually scheduled for the same flight as me! I was so happy to not have to spend New Year’s on my own, and I ended up making two new friends. So although it was not the New Year’s I had planned (and I didn’t make it back for the dinner reservations I had with my boyfriend), I still had a great time. It made me think about the year that passed and really focus on the positive, not the negative!

2016 was a year of thought for me. I really have begun to see where I want my life to go.

During 2016 I did some great things, such as a California road trip ( travel guides here & here), started this Blog, saw the Father Ted house (FINALLY) &  did a long-overdue road trip with my friends, visited Toronto for the first time, and  even hit 10K followers on my Instagram (this made me beyond happy)!

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My Plans for 2017

So now looking forward to 2017, I have set myself a few tasks.


  • Read more
  • Take better care of myself, health and looks-wise
  • Post more across social media and this blog
  • Start (FINALLY) a Youtube Channel
  • Travel more
  • See a Broadway show


  • Japan
  • Iceland
  • Mexico
  • Vermont (US)
  • Chicago (US)
  • Martha’s Vineyard (US)
  • Dallas (US)
  • Drumbo, Brooklyn & walk over the bridge  (US)
  • Skellig Michael (IRL)
  • Ring of Kerry (IRL)
  • Giant’s Causeway (IRL)
  • Cork (IRL)
  • Drive the Wild Atlantic Way (IRL)

So there you have it, my plans for 2017. I’m going to look back on this list at the end of every month and tick off the things I did. I don’t expect to do it all, but if I can do half, I’ll be very happy!


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  • Jessica Jade

    Hope you get to do everything you want to!

    January 9, 2017 at 9:05 am Reply
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