IT’S ONLY JANUARY 23 AND I ALREADY FOUND MY WORST PHOTO OF THE YEAR!
….I also think I found my best selfie of the year so far.
It’s never too late to wish someone well.
That’s why, even though it’s almost February, I’m wishing you a Happy 2017. If the collective mood is any indication, we need a lot of positive energy. So here’s my contribution.
2016 was the first full year Naptime With Yasmine was in operation (I began the blog in March 2015). In 2016, I traveled to San Diego, Dubai, New Zealand (South Island), Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima), Buenos Aires, Guangzhou and the Philippines.
I spent ten months living in Australia, where I wrote many Character Tuesday posts on great personalities in that country-continent, several Photo Friday posts, and a new series “Mine Camp Diaries” during the three months I worked on a mine in Northern Territory. I gave advice (here and on other websites) on how to best try to insert yourself into all that Melbourne has to offer (Examples: feminism, personal and professional development).
I failed to complete my resolution of Photo Challenge of the Month, but it was fun while it lasted. I did a big road trip up the east coast of Australia and through the outback (plans in 2017 to discuss those), where I got to see some cool people and camped in front of Uluru. Unforgettable.
My biggest question of 2016 is: Who ended up using my DIY project idea?
What’s on for 2017, you ask? BIG PLANS, that’s what.
I have plans to continue to give advice on Australia based on my personal experience on a working holiday visa. I’d like to share more travel stories on the places mentioned above and more photography. People, places and situations are noteworthy and hilarious, no matter what the year. At least we can be grateful for that.
I will continue the series Character Tuesday and Photo Friday, and there’s a new addition that I just posted today: the “What I did in…” series, which aims to tell you exactly what I did in a given location. No fuss, just straight up what I did and what I thought about it.
Thank you, as always, for being a great reader. I hope you find my content helpful, as that is the main goal. What’s the point of living through a situation if you can’t offer others advice based on your experience?
Have a meaningful, and most importantly, entertaining, day,
P.S. This may have been a new year, but the highest traffic to my blog in 2016 remained these posts that appear when people search for porn: Being a hairy woman, going topless in Ibiza, and being a ‘sex-positive’ au pair. I’m not complaining.
Featured photo: Taken from this Photo Friday post about a weekend in Sydney. I thought it was appropriate, as that is how most people feel about 2016.