Beautiful Weekend

tumblr_m37o1fBTR31qzd9bao1_500 One of my goals for 2013 is to let go of my reservations and DO the things I really want to do. I've always been more on the conservative side with spending money (probably because I've never really had a steady income haha), and as a result I've saved quite a bit through living at home and watching my expenses. But, that conservative mindset has ALSO prevented me from doing a lot of the fun potential activities and trips that have cropped up over the last few months/years! So now it's time to change that - it's time to have some adventures!! This year, I'm going to work more on making my dreams a reality, enjoy the things I love to do without feeling guilty, and live my life to its fullest :) Especially in this first half of the year, because come fall 2013 I'll be toiling away in grad school, presumably with little time to dedicate to things other than fish and science (and ahh, I'm even MORE excited for that!).

So, on that note, here are some photos from an incredible weekend activity with my boyfriend and friends, wine tasting in Malibu for a friend's birthday. I've also just booked a beach campsite for a weekend in March, bought flights for visiting my friends in SF, and have started planning my visit to NYC to check out Columbia University!! Big plans for 2013, perfect for this big life I'm planning on living :)

© Chris Battaglia

© Chris Battaglia

© Chris Battaglia

© Chris Battaglia

What do you want to do more of in 2013?