2014, you were a year to remember

I don’t even know where to begin when reflecting on this year.

What I do know is that 2014 was MY year.

If you had asked me in January 2014 at this time where I would be today I can honestly say that it would not have been close to where I actually am presently. I had no plans to leave the province let alone travel across the ocean and begin a whole new life abroad.

Spent the summer with these ladies

I graduated college with honors with distinction.

Made the crazy decision to not start my career right away. Later to find out that it wasn’t unrealistic but actually one of the smartest things I’ve done with my life.

Worked my butt off all summer to be able to make enough money to come to france and live comfortably for the year. Looking back I don’t know how I managed to go 4 months without a day off but I guess that’s what happens when you actually enjoy what you’re doing.


Became apart of an amazing family of 3 in Paris.


Met the most amazing friends whose friendship will last long past this year.


Travelled to 6 new countries all within 4 months of each other.


Experienced one of the best birthdays I’ve ever had, and no it’s not because i’m 21 and now legal everywhere in the world.

Met someone special and spontaneously went to Rome which then led to many other places including new york.

Gave my family a surprise for christmas and made a trip back to Canada.

Ended the year with a couple days in Mexico (another new country) and a quick trip to New York to ring in the new year with a special guy!

After actually looking at what I did this year and how much I was able to accomplish, i’m in shock. Never would I have thought that the Alexa I was even just a year ago would have chose this current path i’m on but I can’t say it’s a bad thing. I’ve learnt the hard way that change is good, and ESSENTIAL.

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The Mindful Maritimer

I'm a 23 year old travel addict, health coach and thriving foodie! Follow my journey of overcoming my eating disorder while traveling the world!

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