2013. You thought I was going somewhere else with that opening, didn’t you?! J Happy New Year! I am pleased to report that I have successfully made it through another year. I do have to admit that 2012 was probably not my most productive year. Strangely, I sort of felt like 2012 was my “gap year.” You know, that year between high school and college (not that I am at all in this age range but it’s the idea)? Maybe I just needed some time to figure things out. I wasn't really planning it this way. I didn't have a map. It just seemed to happen.
Let’s see, I finished my Peace Corps service in South Africa at the beginning of 2012 (which has changed my life in so many ways). Then I took a month long hiatus trip floating around South Africa after which I traveled back to the US of A…and lived with my parents for the next several months. Well, actually, for about a month during that time I traveled here and there. And the entire time I was searching to find my place in the world all the while letting go of old habits that weren't really helping me move forward. And, now, here I am. In Zambia. Where I finished out the remainder of 2012.
I don’t know that I have had some big revelation which is making me feel like it’s now going to be okay. But I think it's going to be okay. And I don’t have any regrets about 2012. It was a good year. One that I will never forget. And, just for fun, I thought I would share a couple of songs that will forever remind me of New Year's 2013 in Zambia (hopefully the links work)!