Leap Year Optimism
And so it ends, my three week vacation.
It initially was only going to be two weeks, but then it turned out that I would still have a few days left due to not taking a proper vacation earlier in the year due to the house search/move. So I approached my boss about taking the remaining days during the first week in January and luckily he was agreeable.
The highlight for the time off was definitely going to Vienna. It’s a beautiful city and I would definitely love to go back with someone special when the weather is much, much warmer.
Beyond the trip to Vienna, another highlight would be my nephew visiting me for New Years! Even though he has been stationed at a US military base two hours north of London for the last two years, this was the first time we actually managed to connect. Understandable since he was in Iraq for awhile.
Another highlight would be dates with BP Guy (he works for the company) and Tennis Guy (he coaches professionally). Both wanted to go on second dates but I just couldn’t bring myself to follow through with either. Mainly because I didn‘t get butterflies in my stomach when I thought about either one. Also, I found myself thinking about someone else (no DEFINITELY NOT Airport Guy). Someone from my past who in recent days has expressed a willingness to re-establish our friendship. Will things work out? Only time will tell.
In the interim, I have others things to keep myself busy. What you ask? Well I have set a few goals for myself on the professional front that I’d like to accomplish in 2008. So I’ll be hard at work on those.
On the personal front, I would like to get back to a healthy weight so I joined a gym. I know, I know, its so cliché to join one at the beginning of the year but it was an absolute necessity. As much as I try to go Nordic Walking, I just don’t do it often enough and I need to be more regular in my exercise if I’m going to shift the extra pounds.
I also joined a monthly book club. For January, we are reading: A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. Considering all the controversy surround the accuracy of the facts as laid out by Frey in his memoir, I am actually looking forward to the discussion.
There are some others things in the works and in time, I’m sure I’ll talk about them. For now, let’s just say that I’m really optimistic about 2008!