A New Year’s Resolution

On the first of the year, I sat in the company of great friends and thought hard about what it was I wanted to accomplish in the months ahead. I haven’t traditionally held myself to many New Year’s resolutions, but I am usually up for a challenge. So, in light of the day I decided on something a bit outrageous, but also something that I really wanted. I decided my personal resolution for 2012 was to travel to two new continents. 

So here I am, on the eve before I leave for my second big trip of the year, feeling pretty darn fortunate to be headed to India tomorrow and proud to say that when I land on the Mumbai runway, I will have accomplished my New Year’s Resolution for 2012. It’s not often that I honestly feel proud of myself – because I truly believe that what happens to me, about me or around me is entirely a tribute to the amazing people in my life. 

But I am proud, confident and excited to be headed on this adventure tomorrow. I will walk off that plane in Mumbai alone to the complete unknown; a feeling that I’ve learned to love. I will venture into a city full of people, history, food, culture, poverty, prosperity, crime, corruption, business and Bollywood all in one. 

A little quote to help you understand my challenge for this evening: 

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” Antoine de St. Exupery

See you in Mumbai!


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