The year’s coming to a close, or the world’s coming to an end, whichever comes first. In either case, exciting fireworks are on their way! How’s your year been? Have you taken steps towards realizing your dreams this year? Or did you celebrate the realization of a dream? Or maybe you had a year chock full of other realizations (translation: mistakes that you learned from) and this is good too, it gets you closer to where you want to be, or at least, for my own sake, I hope so!
I didn’t do as much traveling as I wanted this year but I don’t think anyone with a traveler’s heart ever does enough traveling. Just in case there are still people who believe I’m a jetsetter living in the penthouse at the Four Seasons, I’m still more likely to be thrown out of such a place for looking too “riff-raffy” than being able to afford their dingiest room.
This year I’ve done some scary things, most of them for the first time, and I continue to pee in my pants because I continue to do scary things! I want to thank everyone for their support, especially friends but also the strangers who perhaps unknowingly (and surprisingly) soften the heart when everyday life starts turning it to stone. Somehow I managed to touch a flower this year (without being wasted beyond belief!) and I’ve made a habit of telling my brother that I love him. I picked up a Dutchman in the street – not making a habit of that – and I moved countries again to try to become an interpreter.
Thanks to friends and strangers I’m realizing that I can be a highly critical bitch with a bad attitude and though this “take” on life can come in handy in some situations, these are very few indeed. Still, we all have till our last heart beat to live and learn so let’s go with that, after all it would be a shame to have no battle scars to remind us that yes, we lived – hopefully we’ll also be able to say that yes, we loved, too!
But if I’m to share one big realization with you, my dear readers, is that dreams don’t come true, we need to make them come true. So what are you doing about this?
Happy Holidays and Happy End of the World/New Year! :)