The Last Day of the Best Year

This has been a big, incredible, adventure-filled, happy year, so different in so many ways from the one before it. As I looked through my pictures and blogs from 2015, I couldn’t help but feel so grateful for and proud of everything I accomplished: I worked hard at a job I enjoyed, made amazing new friends, traveled all over the place, had my writing published, moved to a new country, and learned a new language. I learned not to be so hard on myself and those around me when things don’t go as I’d planned. I looked for the best in people. I embraced the things I’m good at, and tried to stop letting perfection be the enemy of good when I’m doing something new.

2016 will be a year for getting to work. Two years in the Peace Corps sounds like a long time, but when I start to list out all of the things I want to do with my job and in my community, and the places I want to travel and things I want to do for my own betterment, I can already feel the time slipping through my hands. My resolution for this year is to take full advantage of this incredible opportunity I’ve been given, in whatever form that might take.

I spent the last day of this year on a long hike through the hills with the person I’ve spent by far the most time with this year. In 2015 we survived being 1,000 miles apart for a month and being in a compact car together for over 6,000 miles on the most epic road trip of all time. I don’t know what this year would have looked like for me without him in it.

This year will be hard to beat, but I have big dreams for 2016. срекна нова година!

 

 

 

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