Monday, January 03, 2011

2010 Year End Wrap up

Here we are again. It's time for the yearly wrap up. Doesn't seem very long ago since I posted the last wrap up. I know it's such a predictable saying, but these wrap ups seems to happen faster and faster. I don't think the younger me really knew what that meant, that life does speed up, but now that I'm experiencing it for myself, I'm looking to hold on and enjoy as much as I can.

This year saw the beginning of the 3rd year living here in Australia. I can say without a doubt that I'm entrentched in the culture and the people here. I have lived in quite a few places, and no where else have I felt more at home than here. There are so many wonderful things here and so much more that I've yet to experience. I think 2011 will bring more travel adventures than ever before.

This year, I was able to travel to Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, the US, and not to mention all the numerous internal trips within Australia for both work and holidays. In 2011, I'm looking forward to doing more trips to places I've never been.

This year has started a new chapter for me personally. I hope it's the chapter that I've been waiting to write all these years. I've found the person that I've been writing to and dreaming about for so long. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it every time I see her.

For me personally, this has been a wonderful year. However, the same cannot be said for those closes to me. I received some terrible terrible news about family members. This is going to play out a lot more in 2011 and the uncertainity is almost unbearable. Being so far away from everyone is also difficult. I think what's worst is that there's nothing I can do but wait. I wish these were problems that I could make go away because I know someone that knows someone. Those problems I can deal with. These issues my family is family sadly are not of those nature.

I know for most people, their goals change year to year and especially when they start to get older. I think I've really noticed this this year. A lot of things that I've really enjoyed in the past hasn't been as exciting for me and on the other hand, there are a lot of things that I really enjoy now that I would've thought as boring before. Besides that, some of my goals that I have personally acheived I'm once again trying for. This time though, it's a lot more fun achieving these goals with someone.

It seems silly to have goals for this year when there are such big things going on within the family to worry about. I think my biggest goal/wish this year is to be able to write this post next year with some excellent news.

Hope is not a good strategy. Do what you can. Don't wait for someone else to help, and don't just hope that something will be done. Be a hero for someone.

No comments: