I have an announcement! I'm going to be uploading new blog posts twice a week on Tuesday and Saturday. Yay for consistency!
I'm typing this post as I take the Amtrak train on an adventure out of Chicago and the destination is....Champaign! Champaign is also known as the home of the University of Illinois. My best friend who I've known since we were in diapers (no seriously, we have old family photos of us together in diapers, in our strollers) is graduating with her masters degree! I'm so stinking proud of her.
So in celebration of her accomplishment, I'm taking a quick getaway to Champaign so that I can spend some time with her, and explore a new city, since I've actually never been there before.
I'm excited to see what kind of restaurants and cool hidden gems they have. If you want to see what I'm up to this weekend, go check out my Instagram, as I'll be updating my story there.
One resolution that I have for 2018 is to travel more, even if it's just for a weekend to a place that's nearby. I want to give myself the opportunity to spread my wings more often. It's important to be well traveled and to get yourself out of your comfort zone, and I feel like I know that in theory, but I haven't practiced it enough yet. For example, the last time I was on a plane was in 2010. That's 7 years. That's not okay. So 2018 is the year that I finally soar to new heights.
With that being said, I need places for my bucket list.
Where do you want to travel to in 2018?