Back at work for almost a week now, and things are slowly falling back into routine. V returns this week, and somehow makes this week more tolerable. I will see her for the first time this year on Thursday. I have missed her terribly.
The year ahead is looking to be an eventful one, with a couple of business trips lined up for February – one to Australia and one down to the South Island. And I have already made plans to visit my folks in March. I don’t know how I feel about that one just yet. Excited, to some degree, to see my old hometown, a place I haven’t lived in in 15 years, and apprehensive about how things are going to go with my folks. It’s been almost 3 years since I last saw them… and I just know that every time I go back there, it’s like going back in time and living life as a child trapped by inevitable and unescapable boundaries.
Work – has been steady. Yet still, I question myself regularly on where do I go from here… I have to move on by the end of this year, and I don’t know if I should wait to complete my contract, or if I should jump ship as soon as I possibly can to something more permanent, something I’ve been striving the past 3 years for…. Some dreams are so elusive…. Yet what can you do but take it one step at a time…
It’ll be an interesting year. At least that much I’m sure of.