Sunday, January 10, 2010

2009 - 2010

Inspired by Res Ipsa’s Cliff Notes on 2009, I looked back as well. And I can only conclude that it’s been a strange year. Far better than 2008 – but then that wasn’t too difficult.
It was the start of episode 3 on this blog – reflecting a lot of changes in my life.

January
I was home on sick-leave, simply trying to stay alive. I got fired. And suddenly I had 6 months to get myself and my life back on track.
February – March – April
I truly enjoyed my time off. I bought a car. I went to India for a wedding. I learned to smile again. P asked me to marry him. I lost my grandfather.
First INSEAD reunion in Paris.
May - June – July
I found a job without really having to look for it. A drastic career change as well : I started teaching again. Bye-bye HR.
Second INSEAD reunion in London.
I bought my wedding dress.
August – September
I went to Mexico for the first time to meet P’s family. My mom needed to get surgery again. I got really stressed because we still didn’t have a date or a venue for the wedding.
October – November
A lot of teaching, and a lot of wedding-preparations. P was staffed on a nightmare-project, and came home after midnight every single night. My grandmother died. My mom started yet another chemo-therapy.
December
I got married! And together we discovered Argentina. For the first time in my life, I celebrated my birthday and Christmas outside of Belgium, far away from friends and family. We ended the year in an airplane.

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Voilà, that was it! Not an easy, but an interesting year. A turning point after only going downhill all through 2008. So, what will bring 2010? A few trips to Geneva, no doubt – as P is staffed abroad again. More teaching. Finally some good news about my mother’s health? A secret wish. And hopefully all the best for all my dear friends!

3 comments:

Tan said...

thank you for sharing your life on this blog. I hope to hear more of it and learn from your wisdom. All the best for 2010.

Tan said...

Thanks for sharing your life here. I hope to learn and experience your happenings in your life. Be it good or bad, do write and let us know. All the best for 2010! Thanks again.

Jill the Duchess said...

Hi P!

How was the wedding and Argentina? Congrats on an exciting and completely BRAND NEW new Year!! :)

What part of Argentina did you like the best? I love Argentina - it's so beautiful (and inexpensive). I love Buenos Aires and also really loved Mendoza and Patagonia.

Hope all is well with you and P.

Happy New Year!!