I’m not very good at setting goals.
Short term? Sure – as in I make a list every morning of what I need to get done that day. But as far as New Year’s Resolutions, or any sort of life goals, I’m more of a “take things as they come” kind of girl.
But I decided that I need to change that.
There are things that I enjoy. Cooking, of course. My children & family. I probably take 10 times more pictures than the average person.
But I also love to travel. And I don’t even know if “travel” is the right word to describe it. Sure, I love to visit new places. But I love to really explore and discover and maybe see a little bit more than is just on the surface. You might remember my first “Destinations” post last October. I only posted 2 destinations before I got too pregnant, and then had a baby, but now I’m back. This is another one of my passions, and I’ve decided to do something with it.
I was inspired by a post on Mom It Forward. Jyl talked about her goal to visit all 50 states in the US. She had to actually step foot in each state – airports don’t count. Right then and there, I knew that I wanted to do the same thing. So I decided to make a goal of it.
I am 35 years old. (Yikes – did I really just admit that to the internet???) And since I couldn’t just say “I want to visit all 50 states”, I had to give myself an end goal. That is where 50×50 comes into play. 50 states. All by the time I turn 50. I figured this is totally do-able. It’s just over 3 states a year for the next 15 years. 15 years sounds like a long time to have a goal, but I’m so excited to see all that I can accomplish in those 15 years. And I’m starting from scratch. I think I’ve been to about 16 states so far in my life, but I’m starting at 0. This should be fun!
So the Destinations part of Taste and Tell is going to be highlighting my goal and my time in each state. Where to stay. What to do. Where to eat. And of course, hopefully some behind the scenes posts of different places. I’ll be updating this post as I go – on my way to the end goal of all 50 states. I can’t wait to share everything I discover and everywhere I go with all of you!
Where to Stay
Hotel Monaco – Salt Lake City