Year of the Snake


It seems like just yesterday we were anxiously awaiting the year of the snake, yet 2014 has stealthily found its way to prominence, and it is almost time to say goodbye to 2013! I’d like to try something new this year, before I make any resolutions or new years goals, I’d like to reflect on the past year. What did I do that I was proud of? What could have been improved upon?

The highlight of the year, was the second half of my world trip. It was exhilarating to travel, but the most important part was what it made me see in myself: I am strong, resilient, and adaptable. It let me see what was important to me: culture, and adventure; yes. But more importantly making connections with real people, and understanding their sorrows and joys. And how amazing it is to spend time with your loved ones without any of the judgements of the ‘real world’. I ran two triathlons, delved deeper into my yoga practice, and felt that a lot of the time I was the person that I wanted to be,

What I could have done better comes to me obviously as well. I had a rough transition into non traveling life. I was in a tough position and thus unnecessarily hard on myself. The strong, resilient girl that I had become so used to, became a distant vision. It seemed unreal that I had ever been her; she was a delusion of travel.

Yet slowly from the rubble I found her again and began to build. I hope to see more of her in 2014.

How was your 2013? What did you do well? What not so well?


One thought on “Year of the Snake

  1. Sounds like 2013 was really positive for you. I had a bad relapse at the end of 2012 but feel through 2013 I’ve regained a lot of my strength and am back to experiencing only mild symptoms of ME. Ive also started doing yoga and practising mindfulness. I have an appt with the ME clinic in January so hope to build upon that progress. 🙂

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