Published: January 28th 2008January 28th 2008
Aloha people of the blog!
I have to warn others who are not my friends that this blog won't contain much that will pertain to travelling or indeed HK... it's just an update for those of you who follow the blog (thanks Kent for asking why blog activity was so low).
So we are in 2008! I can't believe we are nearly 10 years on from the Millenium! It's crazy. So much has happened I feel I need another whole 10 years to get my head round it, but I feel like I've achieved little. It's amazing how time sometimes can escape from under us. It's so tangible yet untouchable at the same time. I feel like I spend so much time doing nothing when I could be doing so much more. I know and I'm sure most people feel this way but I guess there's nothing like being aware of your own mortality to get us motivated again. I don't really like my job at the moment and I think most of you are aware of that but every day I wake up and think about the number of people who don't have the life I lead, who
don't have a job, who don't have a stable income, who have a more dysfunctional family than mine, who wish they lived in HK and it helps to put things in perspective. It can always be so much worse, and wherever you are, whenever you feel like you are being dealt a bad hand, remind yourself that someone else, somewhere else is worse off than you. I love my life. I really do love living and I openly wish that I would never die!!!
Deep, I know. The month of January started off great with a fantastic NYE party in Porto but it's been pretty much downhill from there. I had assignments for university that I kept putting off for months to complete and hand in, school has been unbelievably insane and I've been feeling pretty down about being so isolated (granted I did ask everyone not to call me while I was finishing off my papers) and my social life has been on pause while I put all of my energy into work... but I guess January is coming to an end. February is right around the corner with, I'm sure, more challenges to throw at me. My
sister might be coming over to stay for a few days for Chinese New Year and it would be great if she did come! Something to look forward to! :) So let's see... new job? Yes. Hopefully. I've applied to several schools and I am awaiting replies for interviews. I have an interview next Friday so cross your fingers for me! New hair? Hopefully. Long, or just longer! New country? Nah.. I need to complete my Masters before I move anywhere else so I'll be here for at least another 2 years! I'm enjoying HK a lot more now and can't see myself leaving just yet. New life? Hopefully. I like my life, as I have said, but as people we need to progress so I hope I don't remain stagnant and still. I want to evolve, change (in a positive way) and develop as a person, as a sister, as a woman, as a teacher. New hope? Well... hopefully. Hope can be an ambivalent thing though... it's not always positive. I'm finding that at this very moment that it is hope that is keeping me from moving on. I'm not going to go into details here but I don't
need hope when there is no foundation for it to exist. And I'm not being negative!!! I'm a realist!
Hong Kong is still here and I am too. I'm going to leave you with some photos and get back to reading what I should be reading instead of being on here! :) New Year resolutions - develop as a person, let go of things more easily, save money, not change my hair so much and.... keep travelling.
Wishing you all a safe 2008 crammed with excitement, happiness, wisdom and generosity. Take care everyone,
There are more photos below