I think writing cleanses my soul. I haven’t written in a while so my soul is a little dusty right now.
But it is the first day of 2013 and I’m ready for some dusting. I’m not superstitious but I just don’t like the number 13. I have high hopes that this year will make me like the number 13. Happy New Year!
Last year was a big year for me, my biggest without a doubt, but also my very best year.
I’ve started a few posts in the last couple of weeks but I usually get distracted by my Sudoku book or Netflix. I just finished the first season of Mad Men.
I was first going to post about my mushy brain after Natalie posted about her art work and her mushy brain. I’m getting a little nervous because my brain hasn’t been challenged in a while. Will it still work? It’s hard to say really. I do know that I’m really struggling with the hard Sudokus right now.
And I was going to post again yesterday when I saw everyone had posted 2012 recaps. But I’m lazy and if you want a recap just look back in my blog. Duh, that’s what it’s for.
But tonight Jess finally motivated me to write something down. She texted saying she was itching to write and I said duh, do it. It works wonders.
If you’re not sure if you’re happy or sad, hungry or thirsty, crazy or bored, just write. Whatever you want. It will help you figure it out. Sometimes it’s fun to write with a pen but if you have a lot to say your hand’s going to get tired. That’s when typing comes in handy.
I got a bright pink journal with a single page for each day of the year that I hope to fill in this year. Wish me luck.
In case you were wondering I adjusted pretty quickly after I got home. I have had a few sad moments since I’ve been back. Moments where I think maybe I should have stayed a little longer. But then I remember what my situation was like there and how unhappy I was in that house. I even had a dream I flew back to Australia. I’m not sure who was paying for it…
If I could do it all over again I would never have made an account on that au pair website. I should have gone with my initial plan and just backpacked. Planned for a shorter trip and just adventured the whole time.
But you live and you learn.
I also learned that I do not want to travel alone again. I am so glad I did it and would never undo it but I don’t want to do it again. I know that if I am ever away for work that I will have no problem exploring the city I’m in. I won’t hole up in my hotel room waiting to fall asleep and I’m so thankful for that. I’m perfectly comfortable roaming alone but I would love to have a buddy by my side.
I still have lots to say but I’m falling asleep. Maybe I’ll be back tomorrow or the next day. Happy New Year again :) Weee 2013!