Eight more hours of 2007 are left here for me and it’s time for the traditional year-end blog entry. It has definitely been a year of changes just like some astrologer on TV had predicted a year ago. The first half of the year I was in Ireland, which was a brilliant experience. The island and I never really hit it off but looking back it was cool to see so much of it and I hope to go back and visit at some point.
I finished university and with that came soul searching for what I want to do in life and where the job hunt would take me. I am unbelievably thankful for how life took it’s course in that area. What are the chances, I visit a friend at a trade show in my home city that is only held every 2 years. He introduces me to his boss who wants my resume, I fly out to Charlotte for three weeks in the summer and get a job offer. Despite all the hurdles in the way, we managed to get a visa for me and wow, now I am here in Charlotte and I really like my job and the city.
People had always asked me what I really want to do later on and I was never quite sure. The only thing that came to my mind was to go back to Charlotte. Feels kind of strange having achieved that goal now. What’s next?! Well, getting a longer visa, which might be another pain (though out of fairness that should be super easy now after that last pain in the butt visa ;-)).
Other than the antagonizing visa fight, this summer and fall I was blessed to spend a lot of time with my friends and family (maybe sometimes too much with the family ;-)), which was awesome. Sadly, my grand-mother passed over at 79 years but there will be a new addition to our family early next year and I can’t wait to see the little one.
New year’s resolution? Hmmm, I don’t really have one. Speak more Italian, look less scary when I’m hungover at work, cook more, join the YMCA, meet more cute guys, the usual….
Happy New Year’s everybody, I hope it’ll be a good one!