It’s only the 11th day of the New Year and I already feel like there’s a ton of change in the air. Change on the job scene, personal change and lots of health changes too. It’s forced me to be a little more inside my head than usual…just trying to figure out what to do, how to do things. Which means I’ve been more than just a little anti-social lately. I’ve just been so mentally exhausted that I’ve been spending a lot of time at home, watching movies, writing, just spending time with myself. It’s been really nice.
To break me out of my rut, if only momentarily, one of my bestest and oldest friends took me out for tea last Sunday. It was a nice, peaceful and relaxing outing. And it was so great, of course, to catch up over pots of perfectly brewed tea. We talked and talked, sharing fresh fruit with raw honeycomb and sipping on our tea. I couldn’t have asked for anything better or more perfect, really. My soul felt happy and filled, and soothed. I think I’m going to try to do this more often.
It’s the first day of the new year and as I look forward to all the new adventures that 2011 will bring, it’s hard not to look back and reflect on these last twelve months. Last year at this time, I had just begun my 20 day adventure exploring a bit of Southeast Asia—The Philippines, Thailand and the city living in the future, Tokyo. It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since arriving in that tiny town of Cavite, Bacoor in the Philippines. Hard to believe how much I would learn from that trip and how it would be a trip that forever stays with me…
In the spirit of reflection, I’d just like to thank everyone who has been a part of this last incredible year. I have never felt as fortunate and grateful for all of the blessings I’ve had. For my family, for my friends, the work I’ve done this year and all the the places I’ve seen. Here’s wishing for an even greater year filled with love, happiness, new adventures and togetherness.