2012 Wrap up
I noticed I might have skipped last year’s wrap up, or have been too lazy to actually look for where I’ve put it. Either way, that was 2 years ago now. That seems like such a long time ago. Another amazing thing is that I started this blog 8 years ago! Oh how much has changed in these last 8 years.
Ok, now it’s for the 2012 wrap up.
It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been living in Australia for over 4 years now. It really does seem like just the other day I arrived at the Sydney airport with my 2 big pieces of luggage and such excitement at finally coming to a place I’ve always wanted to visit. Who knew 4 years later I’d still be here and have no intention of leaving. Sydney has really become a home for me. I don't think I've felt this way in quite a long time. I'm glad that life has brought me to such a great place.
2012 had a few big changes with a new job and a new house that I get to share with a wonderful person. These things seem to be very positive signs that I’ll remain here in Australia for the foreseeable future. One thing that I got to do in 2012 was really explore Australia. This is such a large and diverse country, it was great to visit some of the different areas such as Darwin where I saw the most amazing crocs and across all the different wine regions that are only within a few hour’s drive from my house.
I think 2013 will see a bit more exploration of other countries. Every time I speak with someone it seems there’s another country that I need to visit and explore. I still kick myself that I never did much traveling when I was younger. I don’t think I knew that many people that traveled while I was growing up. It just wasn't part of the plan when one was younger. Here in Australia, it would be a complete oddity if someone hasn’t gone out of the country. Especially, someone who's relatively young.
There were some bad times in 2012 as well. Re-injuring my back and coming close to needing a neurosurgery was certainly on top of my list of things that I could’ve done without. After 6 months of rehab, I seem to be on my way back now. Now to get back in shape in time for some summer Frisbee. This is not going to be easy given I have done absolutely zero exercise in 6 months (doctor's orders).
To all of you, have a wonderful year.