Year-Ending

14 Dec

It’s mid-December now, and we’re slowly crawling to the grand finish / starting line of the New Year.

This year I am 25. I’ve grown up and away — more independent, more detached, and just a little colder. For the first time, I’m starting to realize that I’m not as young as I used to be. And this is important to me — I’ve only ever known how to be young and reckless.

Yet, there are lots of great things about 2010. I’ve gotten more traveling down, been more active with CISV, started a “new” job, learning things and trying to keep things in perspective. I’m also glad that every time I start to feel confident that I’m the “master” at something – a wrench gets thrown in to break my ego. It’s a good thing.

Being an expert is boring. Learning is more fun.

I’ve got a trip coming up to close the year – and it’s going to be EPIC. Hitting up the North of Thailand with Agnes on Saturday, and I couldn’t be more excited! My first time to go on a backpacking trip abroad, and by far the longest I’d have gone packing. Hope it turns out to be one of those Eat, Pray, Love things. This year I feel like I’ve traded in that carefree spirit with a more calculating one, so I think I’m sort of getting my hopes up that this trip will somehow give back a bit of that old feeling. What good is being old enough to do what you want when what you want isn’t as fun?!

Life has a couple of weeks more to surprise me, and I hope it does!

Come on!

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