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Marking off goals for 2015! Step one: A trip to NOLA

Okay, so remember my last post where I mentioned that 2015 was going to be my year? Well this week I will get to cross quite a few things off my 29 before 30 goal list. Why you ask? Well because I’m going to New Orleans! I couldn’t be more excited but at the same time I’m nervous as well.

Excited because well, it’s New Orleans. There isn’t anywhere else in the world like it! (At least that’s what they say.) I’ve got a ridiculous amount of things planned for while I’m there. Three different tours, I’m getting a tattoo, I’ve got tickets for Preservation Hall, my friends are getting married, and I’m going to eat all of the foods. You get the picture. Jam packed 6 days.

What do I have to be nervous about then? With so much fun planned who has time to be nervous?! That would be me. It’s my first big trip somewhere by myself, exploring a city I’ve never been to before. It feels BIG. I know I’ll be fine. I have quite a few friends who will also be there for the wedding plus one of my besties is coming down to hang out and spend most of the week with me. But still. I can’t remember the last time I went somewhere for more then the day without one of the kids or Steve with me. I just have that rumbling in my stomach like you do before giving a big speech.

In the end, my excitement totally wins though. I can’t wait to go explore a new city and mark some things off my list and just feel, smell, breathe, and taste what New Orleans has to offer. I’m just afraid I won’t ever want to leave!

What adventures do you have in store for the rest of the month? You’re almost half way through January, better start planning! Also, if you have any suggestions for things to do in New Orleans I would love to hear them. I’ve already got all the big ones on my list but I’d be interested in hearing about things off the beaten path.