I'm leaving at the end of the week to see my friend in El Salvador and I won't be back until 2008. She works in the Peace Corp and I'm going to be spending my Christmas with her and her new city.
I'm really excited, a little scared and trying not to forget about the finals I need to take this week (it's very easy to blow them off and think about this instead!). The Cute Boyfriend is staying home (new job) while I'm out trying to speak Spanish so that's a new adventure in itself!
I promise to take pictures and tell you all about my trip when I get back!
Since I'm having a non-traditional end to my year and I won't see you until next year, I'm leaving you with some resolutions of the non-traditional kind. Feel free to add your own non-traditional resolutions.
Resolve to embrace the uncomfortable!
Realize that sometimes you need to be uncomfortable in order to grow. It may be stepping out of your comfort zone in order to learn something new or make a new friend.
Resolve to live outside the lines!
Don't live by the limits we place on ourselves or worse, by the limits others place on you. You deserve happiness and adventure as much as the next person and don't let anyone (including yourself) tell you what you are "supposed" to do.
Resolve to be a better friend to yourself!
When you are beating yourself up about something, think about if you would say this to your best friend. Instead of yelling at yourself, do you need a heart-to-heart? Or do you need some tough love? Don't forget the LOVE part of that. Remember, when you get to goal, you're still going to have to be friends with the person in your skin.
I can't wait to see you when I get back. Oh the stories I will tell!
Con todo mi amor hasta el año próximo,