What better time than Christmas/New Year’s to visit family and friends? Saving up vacation and sick time in order to accomplish this requires a lot of patience, however. Being 1300 miles away from the people I love is no walk in the park, and certainly enough motivation to do what I need to do to make regular visits happen.
What with an action-packed and defining 2010 coming to an end, I’m left wondering what 2011 will bring. Among other things, 2010 was home to many new excitements and disappointments. But that’s life, isn’t it? All I can do is continue to choose happiness, live without regret (both avoiding potential regrettable results, and forgiving myself when they happen), and strive to treat others as I want to be treated. So cliche, but it’s the truth.
For whatever reason, I have the feeling that 2011′s theme will be another period of soul-searching without coming to anything conclusive. I thought I had stuff pretty well figured out going into the first half of this year, but of course that’s a silly notion. Things didn’t pan out as I’d hoped in several arenas this year, but my career in IT has flourished enough (and I have so many bills) that I don’t think I’ll be going back to school any time soon, at least.
But back to the impending vacation I am fortunate to embark on this Christmas Eve…I am quite ready for a break from the cold here in MT. I miss my family; especially my mom, dad, sister and brother. On top of that, my friends whom I only see a few times a year if I’m lucky. I can’t wait.