Monday, January 1, 2024

States & Countries Visited

 Updated map (from my 2013 post)

We visited Hawaii in 2017, and added multiple states from our 2020 road trip from California to Ohio. I count states that we drove though, but I don't count a state if I have only been inside an airport. 


visited 33 states (66%)
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Now onto the world map... 


visited 5 states (2.22%)
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I am planning to add 3 more countries in 2024. 

My Word for 2024

 Happy New Year! 

It's been a minute (or 11 years) since I chose a word for the year. I was having some angst as the calendar turned over. I have a variety of ideas for the new year and a big trip planned. I wanted to add a structure to the new year without setting a resolution or strict goals. Then I remembered One Little Word

Past Words: 

2007 - Discover

2008 - Challenge

2011 - Happiness

2013 - Create

My sporadic assignment of words included some "unofficial" words as like unfolded: Baby/Alex (2009 & 2010) and Change (2012). Yep, those years included some big life changes! 

Now older and wiser, I will try to anchor my year with a word. I happen to have a gift card to cover the cost of the year-long workshop to help me connect with my word. (Thank you preschool families!) 

Here are my top ideas: enough, joy, love, enjoy, journey. 

I am choosing LOVE ENOUGH for my word. I debated between two words and am looking for a word to help me be more self-reflective. 

Cheers to a new year!