Friday, 1 January 2010
2010 Has Arrived
2010 has arrived, and I am sitting here in my living room watching tiny bits of snow fall down from the sky. In the distant I can see low cloud cover the tops of the mountains of Bergen, but if you allow your eyes to follow the valley eastward, you can see where the sun is trying to break through.
Not a bad way to start the year.
2009 was an incredible year in all ways. I stood on skis for, really, the first time in my life. We lost a family member through unbearable circumstances. After 10 years I found a workplace where I like to be, where I know I can grow and where I feel wanted and appreciated. In 2008, through my 6-year-old so I was lucky to meet adults I would not normally have come into contact with. These relationships have grown through 2009 and have greatly enriched my life. I look forward to seeing what 2010 will bring.
2009 was a huge turning point for me. After living in Norway for more than 10 years, I had finally come to a place where this country was more than just a good place to live, in comparison to a lot of good places to live. In 2009 something shifted in myself and this country became a place where I wanted to be. For the first time it was not a problem that I will probably spend the rest of my life here. On the contrary, it was a positive thing.
I see 2010 as a vast open space, where I can go where I want, do what I choose and take advantage of any oppurtunity I see. I have looked forward to all new years with hope, but this is the first time I have come into a new year with expectation of good things to come.
I leave this post wishing everyone, friends, collegues, family as well as a flood of new traffic from places unknown the absolute best in 2010. May your lives be over run by good luck, hard work and good experiences. And may we all come to this day next year with smiles on our faces and peace in our hearts.