With 2008 ticking away slowly I’m finding it difficult to summarise the past 12 months. In a lot of ways it felt as if I have managed to pack two years into one with moving over to the UK and everything that involved. Strangely enough coming back home made the entire thing feel more than a little surreal as nothing much have changed in Sydney.
The year in review in ten bullet points:
- Moved oversea with a backpack and not much else
- Quit my job
- Found a new job
- Lived in a share house for the first time
- Realised skype is probably the best thing after the…
- iTouch, iTune, ieverything
- Knitted more than I have in a while
- Met more new people in 6 months than I have in the past 3 years
- Stopped planning
- Found some new inspiring photographers
I don’t have any new year resolution since the chance of breaking them is quite high. Wistfully I would like to be more organised, sleep more and stress less, but more than a little content to let things go.
Not quite sure what 2009 will bring, but looking forward to it all the same. I felt really lucky this year as things seemed to fall into place in a way I could not have imagined had I plan for them to do so. I remembered picking up a fortune telling scroll while I was in Tokyo and reading that though my fortune was moderate it was the right time to travel, to find work and to start new ventures. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but looking back I’m glad it worked out the way that 100 yen scroll say it would.
I just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and an even better 2009. For friends I have met this year, I hope to see more of you next year and for old friends from the past, thank you for being there even when we were oceans apart.