Why 2012 is my year: In just a few <strike>short</strike> long months I will begin my dream of becoming an expat. I don't have a plan or a goal other than to travel & share my experiences. Life has been a gradual lesson in discovering what made me happiest and what I needed to do to cultivate happiness in my life. My first and most important goal was to complete a bachelor's degree, the second was to travel and the third was to surrender my life to the opportunities that present themselves to me. My bachelor's degree is in Integrated Studies with an emphasis in History and Political Science. I strongly believe that education is most influential when it is firsthand and we are captivated by the experience.