A Reflection into 2016

January 2, 2016

A year has come and gone and here we are at the beginning of a brand new one! I had my ups and downs in 2015 but it was also a year of firsts and major highlights for myself.

  • I am proud that I was able to keep up with my blog and have found it to be a creative outlet that pushes my boundaries.
  • I was able to travel this year a lot more and it has left me in awe and has inspired me to really reflect on my experiences in these new places. I got the travel bug >.<
  • This past year I felt a bit lost and did not really know where life was going to take me. Being someone who is an over planner, I tend to forget about the “now” and worry a lot about the future. I learned this past year to enjoy my time NOW because as cliche as it sounds, you really do not know about tomorrow. With all the tragedies in the world, you just have to be grateful with what you have accomplished thus far and continue to grow from there. This led me to find a piece of myself again.
  • A big highlight of 2015 was that I graduated with my Master of Health Sciences, started my Master of Public Health, and got accepted to pharmacy school! Changes are happening this year and I am looking forward to seeing what lies ahead!

With that said, here we are in 2016! My major goal this year is to expand my blog and do more collaborations with other fellow adventure enthusiasts! I also want to go cross off at least four more US National Parks. I have been wanting to post a list of all the parks I want to visit so what better way to start than now! I have obviously only been to a few so I better get started! Have YOU been to any of these parks?! Comment below!

Alaska National Parks

Denali National Park
Gates of the Arctic National Park
Glacier Bay National Park
Katmai National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park
Kobuk Valley National Park
Lake Clark National Park
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Arizona National Parks

Grand Canyon National Park
Petrified Forest National Park
Saguaro National Park

Arkansas National Parks

Hot Springs National Park

California National Parks

Channel Islands National Park
Death Valley National Park (also located in Nevada)
Joshua Tree National Park
Kings Canyon National Park
Lassen Volcanic Park
Redwood National Park
Sequoia National Park
Yosemite National Park

Colorado National Parks

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park

Florida National Parks

Biscayne National Park
Dry Tortugas National Park
Everglades National Park

Hawaii National Parks

Haleakala National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Idaho National Parks

Yellowstone National Park (also located in Wyoming and Montana)

Kentucky National Parks

Mammoth Cave Park

Maine National Parks

Acadia National Park

Michigan National Parks

Isle Royale National Park

Minnesota National Parks

Voyageurs National Park

Montana National Parks

Glacier National Park
Yellowstone National Park (also located in Wyoming and Idaho)

Nevada National Parks

Death Valley National Park (also located in California)
Great Basin National Park

New Mexico National Parks

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

North Carolina National Parks

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (also located in Tennessee)

North Dakota National Parks

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ohio National Parks

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Oregon National Parks

Crater Lake National Park

Tennessee National Parks

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (also located in North Carolina)

Virginia National Parks

Shenandoah National Park

South Carolina National Parks

Congaree National Park

South Dakota National Parks

Badlands National Park
Wind Cave National Park

Texas National Parks

Big Bend National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Utah National Parks

Arches National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Zion National Park

Washington National Parks

Mount Rainier National Park
North Cascades National Park
Olympic National Park

Wyoming National Parks

Grand Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park (also located in Montana and Idaho)

With that said, cheers to the new year and to everyone finding a little bit more of themselves along the way!

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Linh

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