Straddling 2008 and 2009

Beware gap when boarding aka mind the gap

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.

Cracked window

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.

Abandon me

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2 Comments on “Straddling 2008 and 2009”

  1. January 2, 2009 at 12:30 am #

    All the best to you for 2009 🙂

  2. January 11, 2009 at 12:45 am #

    Likewise to you 🙂

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