To say it wasn’t the best year of my life so far, is an understatement, and yet of course, there is always someone worse off. I could have made some better choices. Still, we’re at where we’re at, at any given time, because our life’s decisions have put us there.
The year started out OK, and now, it seems like it was ten years ago, and not twelve months.
I’ve moved twice in 2010, and not across town - the first move was across the country, and the second was across the world.
Still I missed much of the social scene of Charleston; I had after all, lived there for six years, so felt quite at home there – although I always felt at home in Charleston, from the first time I visited. I’m glad I had the experience of living in the lowcountry.
Would I do it again? Undoubtedly.
California? Yes, I think so too. I wasn’t actually living there long enough to feel truly at home, although I loved the mountains and the high desert landscapes. Although I can’t pretend it was a happy, settled and contented time there for a number of reasons, I can’t say I didn’t like California itself. I fully understand why it’s a popular place to live for so many.
Still, while it’s good to sometimes take a brief look back, and take stock, such as at a year’s end, I’m not one for doing that too often. The future is ahead for living, and the past has already been lived in.
I’ve got a number of plans for 2011, and it’s just a question of everything coming together, so that they come to fruition.
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I always think that a postive outlook on life is the best one, even though that can be difficult at times of course.
Perhaps now, with a US President, this is true.
Whatever your politics, or ideology, the direction that the previous administration was going was obviously not doing very many people much good, so almost any change of direction has to be a good thing. The new administration needs to have some time to get its feet under the table, and be allowed to get to work.
There will always be the ‘doom and gloom’ brigade that are never happy whatever decisions are made, and are basically people that always find someone else to blame for their own misfortunes or lack of status in life.
So Don’t Look Back In Anger, Look Forward In Hope.