This is a much belated post. I've been mulling it over since the beginning of the year, which doesn't mean it'll be any better than it would otherwise have been, so don't get your hopes up too much.
Anyway, it's 2010 now. I keep thinking about how it's been over a year since I moved away from Colorado Springs and everything familiar and beloved there. I lived away from Colorado for then entire year of 2009. It feels like it was the longest year and the shortest year all at the same time. It was certainly an interesting one, from the first days that I spent with family in Florida enjoying sea kayaks on the bayous and the gulf and experiencing Epiphany in Tarpon Springs, to the last days spent here in my new adopted home of St. Louis. It was a difficult and exhilarating year. And while I don't know if I want to repeat the experience of uprooting to a place where I know no one anytime soon, it was a year of blessing and challenge and surprising experiences that I wouldn't wish away.
I'm so grateful for family and friends who endured my desperate phone calls when I felt like I just wanted to forget the whole thing and go back to what I knew. And for the new friends who have welcomed me with open arms and given me so many reasons to love my new home. And I have found many things to love here. It's a city full of wonderful food, parks, museums, festivals and so much more. I feel like I haven't even really begun to see everything there is to see.
So, it was a good year, even while it was a horrible year, at times. I look forward to seeing what's next for me in this new year. Hopefully it's full of amazing times with family and friends, old and new.
And I hope your new year has gotten off to a blessed start!