As the days count down to the end of 2013, it is time for a bit of idle reflection and some forward thinking to the year ahead. I have learnt a lot this year – new languages, of others countries and cultures, a lot more about Australia, the difference in accent between Australians and New Zealanders and just how amazingly brilliant my friends and family are. Gaining a lot, this includes an appreciation and proudness of my nationality, finding freedom and independence, an avenue to express myself and tell a story and gaining many friends in many countries. Losing more socks than I can remember, more than one pair of trousers, two razors (you have no idea how easy it is to forget these in a hostel shower!), an ipad and a fair chunk of money, travelling has also helped me let many things go…
The one thing I will say about my year is that I know I worried about a direction too much. I have spent too much time thinking. I’m pretty sure I decided many of the things I did, worked them round in my head only to arrive back at the same decision having stressed myself out about it. My New Year’s resolution is to try and live in the moment more and not worry about where I’m going next. To try and slow down a little and let things unfold around me :).
Travelling well in 2013, there are some things on my bucket list still to be achieved in 2014. Perhaps at a bit of a slower pace than this year though… 🙂 Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2014 brings you all everything you are hoping for :-).
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Let us all take in what is around us. I am sure that 2014 will be full of opportunities for us all provided we try and see them!
Happy New Year Jane!
Greetings from Germany.
I hope Australia is not too hot. We are freezing here.
Thanks! Happy New Year to you too :-). Not too hot ;-). Off to the blue mountains today – makes me think of you and Ben! 🙂