Dear blog readers,
I’m pleased to announce that I am back and bouncing with a positive outlook. I hope you’ve all had a Merry Christmas and enjoyed it in whatever way you choose to celebrate. For me, it is all about the togetherness and the giving, and also about not taking it all too seriously. So my laid-back Christmas with the family, exchanging gifts was perfect. We ate, drank, and were merry 🙂
I wanted to look back at 2012, because it’s been a year full of new experiences, building friendships, and trying to enjoy life as it comes.
Highlights of 2012:
Road-trip to Granada in Spain
Eating paella for the first time
Trying chocolate and churros
Taking up spinning
Celebrating Mum and Dad’s 25th Wedding Anniversary
Seeing the sunrise from the top of a mountain
Holiday with Mum and Dad
Enjoying weekends at the beach, soaking up the sun
Completing a full academic year as an English language teacher
Taking a boat ride on the Mediterranean
Moving home to the UK
Watching Rhythmic Gymnastics at London 2012
Going to see Wicked with Mum
Doing the Shine Marathon in aid of Cancer Research
Having fun with friends in Paris
Visiting the Christmas Market in Nuremberg
Wow, what an amazing year with some amazing experiences! I feel like a lucky girl to have had so many enjoyable and happy moments. My aim for 2013 is to keep up the positive outlook, and not to take life for granted, to enjoy myself and cherish the happy moments. And when life gets difficult, stay strong and trust that it will turn out right in the end. Whereas many new year resolutions are based on change (like losing weight, giving up smoking), I just want to continue the focus I had during 2012: positivity and gratitude for life’s experiences, even when the going gets tough, because you can always get through it, and come out stronger.
I wish you all a happy and healthy 2013.