Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Another year gone by, consistency and optimism. Not necessarily in that order.

December 26, 2012, the day after Christmas and the last Wednesday of 2012. While perusing a few blog posts, I was reminded by Arlee Bird of ‘Tossing It Out’ about consistency. I had promised myself a few weeks ago that I would be more consistent and post once a week every Wednesday. But, here I am today not getting anything up until mid afternoon. Oh well, better late than never, I guess.

2012 was a rather hectic year. Can’t really say it was terrible, can’t really say it was good. It doesn’t do much good to complain anyway, of course, that usually doesn’t stop me.

My Christmas was pleasant, a very nice end to the year. Again, spending it with family and small children is always a delight. I look forward to 2013, and I’ll try to have an open mind about what it might bring. When you look around in the world it’s kind of hard to be optimistic, but at the same time, there is no use bringing about any more ‘gloom and doom’ than necessary.

I’ve had the feeling for the past few months that my time here on the island might be drawing to a close. Hard to put my finger on exactly why, it’s just a feeling. My experience is that once that feeling settles in, it’s a matter of months and I’m moving on. No specific plans and with the economy in general in the shape it’s in, it might be harder this time to pick up and head out. We’ll see. I do have to say, I must have been born under a wandering star, because I can’t even begin to count what number move this might be. Then again, there’s always the chance I’ll have another year or two in the Caribbean.

What about you? Big plans for 2013. We all seem to have survived the end of the Mayan Calendar, unless of course, this is all a dream. I wonder what will be next. Actually, I know, but that’s only because I have read the Book.

I do continue to be amazed by life and the people who occupy this planet with me, some days that’s a good thing and others not so much. I do wish each and every one of you a most Blessed and Prosperous New Year. I’ll be back next year, on Wednesday. I hope.


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  2. I know that feeling! Yep, sometimes one can tell when life's about to steer in another direction - even if there aren't really any indicators. It appears that we will be making a big change in 2013 too. Whatever yours might be, here's wishing you the best!

  3. I was a military brat, so we were always on the move. Just hang on to the benefits that come with culture and country diversity and experience.
    Whatever that feeling, hope it turns into something really amazing.

  4. Wow. It sounds like you have a really awesome life. I would love to travel all around. Maybe someday.

    I hope 2013 brings everything you want!!

  5. Like Alex, I was also a military brat and then joined the military. Go figure. But buying a home got me to stay put better. Now if I could just find a part-time job with bennies on Kaua'i and I'd be gone.

  6. I can't imagine wanting to leave where you live - unless it was to be closer to family - but that's me. I was definitely NOT born under a wandering star, lol.

  7. T - Good luck with your 'changes' too. whatever they may be, change is good for us.

    Alex - I have really tried to embrace whatever situation I find myself in. It's all just the next adventure.

    Tamara - All you have to do is pack your bags.

    Donna - Ha! I tried that three times. Each time just sold the house and moved on. I start out thinking this is it. They can bury me here, but that hasn't happened yet.

    MS - Believe it or not, my family came down here. I hate the thought of being far from them again, but they are talking about leaving too. I guess it's in our blood.

  8. Curse you Gypsy genetics!

    What a year indeed. I just realized literally that in the last 11 months my family has done a is that possible in 11 months you ask.

    I don't know...but it is!

  9. I'm feeling very superstitious about the eve and start of 2013 - 2012 was not a good year for me.
    Wishing you all the best. Change is good (?) Change is necessary i suppose.

  10. Sounds like a lot of us have been having similar type years. I won't say I'm in a funk, I'm just here. Christmas has been kind of anti-climatic for me. 2013? Haven't planned that far ahead yet. I probably should start thinking about it.

    I wish you all the best in the year to come and hopefully see you next Wednesday as well.

    Tossing It Out

  11. I'm glad to see 2012 go. I don't think it's been a good year. 2013 is so full of potential. That's what I love about this time of year. Keep us posted if you leave the island. I'm curious to see where you end up.

  12. Luckymamma - You love it, and you know it.

    Green Monkey - Try to look forward to it with all the hope and goodness you can. Things have got to get better for you.

    Arlee - I hear you loud and clear. I am looking forward with hope for a better year.

    Michael - I love that word POTENTIAL!