Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Come holiday...come 2012...come!

One of James' friends / client has kindly offered us his flat on the waterfront in Cape Town for holiday. We are SO grateful! James, Anastasia, Adam, Leo and myself are setting off on the road tomorrow. We are all so excited to get out and have a break and tick off 2011. Survived another yet - but it certainly was a tough one!

Every year I reflect on the year and every new year I (TRY) set a vision and goals for the year to come. Although many things have not gone according to plan over the last couple of year, I have to admit much has been achieved and I am so grateful to have my life back to the full!

This year we have done quite a lot (planned and unplanned):

  • Moved house twice but we are happy with our home now although our lease expires end of 2012.
  • Did not expect James to not be paid for 6 months which left us in a bit of a crisis
  • Somehow - and I am still surprised - we have endured the global crisis and James is still running his architectural business by the skin of our teeth.
  • We were invited (free of charge) to two congresses and exhibited!
  • Opened the Brain Tumour Foundation
  • My kids passed their grade (well)
  • We closed the weekend trade at The Grove but have successfully used it to a function venue only
  • I have been invited as a guest speaker to many functions and into addressed over 1200 people
  • Sold books
  • Got my degree and now moving onto next steps to get the masters (eventually)
  • Ran my new programme at VW and JCI
  • Back on the specialist consultant list
  • Both MRIs were clear
  • I am sure there is more but my head is full right now!
So now we are off on a well deserved break. I know there are still many challenges we will have to face in the year to come but I am certainly thank God that I have another year to live life to the full.

Thank you so much to my family and friends for their love, support and patience with us this year! I am sure that my busyness has been frustrating but, honestly, I sometimes feel that I live with a ticking clock that could explode at any moment.

Merry Christmas everyone and may 2012 be filled with life, love, hope, health and prosperity! d:)


Jim G-M said...

Hope you had a great holiday! Have a great 2012!

Sandra Bärthel from Germany said...

You had a very, very busy year. And yet, nothing can ever stop you! You are so amazing. I wish you many, many years like this that are ahead of you. I believe all of your friends are happy to be a part of your busy and very interesting life that astonishes all of us all of the time. I for myself can say that I admire your personality, your strength, your energy and your humour (that you never lost!!!! Great!!!!). See you next year (which is soonsoon). Love you and the family lots. Your Sandra

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