Cold sea on a hot day. A stingray gliding over the sandbar. Fish and chips on a deck over the water, with the sunset as a backdrop and dolphins playing in the lagoon. Walking on the beach under the stars, watching a storm far out over the sea.
I spent NYE with some good friends, waxing nostalgic about the past decade (and playing Wii, drinking champagne and looking at Christmas lights). When this decade started I was in high school, and in the full miseries of adolescence, when it ended I had finished uni, had a job and was married (these things are all still true at this time, in the beginning of a new decade). It was a decade of growing up, making new friends, achieving various goals through what I sometimes saw as a determination not to give up, day by day. 10 years ago I would not have pictured my life would be as it is now, I have no idea what things will be like in 10 years but it will be interesting finding out!
2010 looks like it will hold more work, more study, and fewer holidays for me. I'm hoping for some live music, a lot of books to read, some more exercise and a heap of time with friends and family. May I take this opportunity to say I love you guys? I'd like more time with my husband... I guess generally more time. If the days could be a little bit longer so I can fit all this in I'd appreciate it. No New Years resolutions, just some hopes and dreams...
Have a fantastic year y'all! How do you hope to spend it?