Life is starting to get monotonous. I have learned to be thankful for steady and thankful for monotony, but there is still that travel bird caged up inside of me just wishing it were free. I know I am where I need to be for now, and I am okay with that. One of my 2013 goals is to travel alot more than I did in 2012, and that is something that I very much intend to and will do. I just have to remind myself that it is coming and that I just need to prepare for now. Meanwhile, my best friend that I met while in Australia is coming to visit me for 2 weeks. I am taking my vacation days and spending them touring her around my (new) home town of San Diego. We will make a little road trip up to Los Angeles, as well. I am beyond excited to show her America for the first time.