So I guess this is my round-up of the year in retrospect. And I tell you, it has been one crazy ass year. I had love and heartbreak. I met new family members and lost two people very dear to me. I had the scariest five weeks of my life. I saw all four of my closest friends who live in four different countries on three different continents. I visited my sixth of seven continents. I visited 11 different countries on five different continents and fell in love with two new cities and one new country. I visited Scandanavia (finally). I went to the end of the world. I did a full loop around the world. I travelled with one of my best friends. I watched the New York Yankees play the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. I bought a MacBook Air. I let the little things go. I caught up with old friends, reconnected with two VERY old friends and made new friends from all over the world. I watched two sets of friends get married. I made a new lifelong friend whom I adore. I lived in New Zealand. I climbed two glaciers, climbed the steepest street in the world (again), whitewater rafted, climbed a volcano, slid down a volcano on my butt, repelled down an 85m waterfall, ziplined 130m off the ground and paraglided. I hit and landed my first ever jump on a snowboard. I fulfilled a 21-year goal and snowboarded a whole run in a bikini… twice. I did the Tongariro Crossing. I worked for a total of four and a half months. I got the drunkest I’ve ever been in my life. I had my first American Thanksgiving. I touched Pierre Bouvier (again). I saw My Chemical Romance live. I found that I learnt enough Spanish in 7 weeks (just by listening and Googling) to make jokes. I saw Cirque du Soleil. I drank mate, Fernet and a New York egg cream and ate lomo a lo pobre, calzones rotos, choripan, chorillana, alfajores, an Argentinian hot dog, a New York hot dog, New York pizza, New York cheesecake, New York strip steak, a pastrami sandwich and a corn dog. I had a 79 hour end-to-end journey on 1 bus, 7 planes, 2 car rides and 1 airport shuttle. I survived a 39.5 hour bus-ferry-bus journey. I had very sad times and very happy times. I spent a lot of time with my family. I had the best year of my life… so far.
2012 better bring it.
31 December 2011