A new year, with new possibilities and new adventures. But up untill now, my time has gone with work and not much else. I must try to open up for all the things that could result in an interesting blog post.
I think it is time for a 2015 year in review, before I start to look forward on a new year.
In some way, 2015 was special. Still, when the year ended, I was pretty much the same place, when I started – both literally and figurative speaking.
A highlight of the year was me finally gotten a chance to visit Japan, and found it even more fantastic than I had imagined. I almost found love there too, but it ended with being just a bit complicated friendship.
At the beginning of the year, I could have gotten me another job, when a job recruiter contacted me. It turned out, the job was not what I wanted – and probably I was not the right candidate for the job anyway.
Throughout 2015, I have been looking for a new apartment. Had I found the right one (affordably and the right location), I could have moved in 2015. I did not find the right place, so I am still the same place I was, when 2015 started.
So in short: I am still the same place, in the same job and still just me. Reasons be, that I am a little picky and other people are picky too.
A large part of the things I have mentioned here, have not been on my blog when it happened.
What I did write, was about a warm winter and a mild spring. In addition, a bit about me looking – not that hard – for a new place to live.
Off course, I also wrote a bit about my trip to Japan. Just not the juicy stuff.
I also told about me, trying to be a better version of myself. I did start to live even healthier than before, and have – until now at least – done so ever since.
In November, we got a lot of snow in a single weekend. I wrote about that. I did not write about a job that was beginning to take all my focus and energy. I did not find a work-life balance for myself in 2015, but I have to do that soon.
Throughout the year, I have been working on making me a better version of myself. I intend to continue do that in 2016.
Though I am quite busy these days, there is not much to write about. Mostly it is just work taking a lot of time.
I am on my way to create – or try to create – a new and improved me!
For one and a half month, I have been trying to get rid of excessive weight, and so far, it works fine. Besides eating less, I have primarily cut down on unhealthy food. So not only am I looking forward to be slimmer, but also healthier.
I am going in that direction, but I am not there yet.
For so long I have – almost blindly – followed the route laid out for me. Listening to good advices and done as told. And I have never felt so lost.
Today, at a walk through a nearby forest, I saw this arrow, pointing right. I walked left – and it felt so right.
More than a year has gone, since I decided to sell my house, and for more than half a year, I have lived in a rental apartment.
I sold a nice house. Old but in good shape. In a small town with fine neighbors. Still I have not regretted my decision for one moment. I was really tired of working with an old house and a large garden.
Although I chose my current apartment only because it was quick to get, I have come to like the place. I’m not going to remain here. But for now it is fine.
Yet another year has gone, and it is time to look back – for a short moment, before I once again watch where I am going and not where I have been.
Once again, I could have lost my job! At the end of 2013, the company I work for made a mass dismissal. Then one more in august this year. I am still there.
However, let me start with the beginning of 2014.
We got a mild winter in Denmark. Not much snow and not that cold. Up until now, Global Warming has been good to us. Off course, this is just the beginning – when temperatures go further up, we will start to see some of the bad effects too.
After a tiny bit of snow in January and February, the spring came in March.
I have been on a long quest for something. What that something is, I have not quite been able to say, other than a change of direction. In April, I began to put it into one word: Serenity. Next step: How do I obtain that?
In April and May, things did change for me. For some years, I have been the owner of a house, which my grandparents originally bought before Second World War. But right there, in the spring of 2014, it just got too much for me. I talked to my grandmother, who is still among us and now live in a retirement home, what she would say if I sold the house and moved on.
She said I should just do it.
In May 2014, the house got on the market.
It probably did help selling the house, that the summer in 2014 was long and fantastic. Lowering the price also helped.
Before the house was sold, I went on a vacation: Two weeks in Canada, where I saw Vancouver and together with a friend of mine, drove round the roads in British Columbia in a rental car.
While I was still there, I got a message from the real-estate agent, that the house was sold.
I was back in Denmark August 31. On September 1, I started in a new department at the firm.
Some stressful months came, where I both had to get in place at my job, doing new tasks together with new colleagues – while I got an apartment, moved all my stuff, and handled the last part of real estate matters.
In November, the house was no longer mine. It has been a nice place to live. Nice house, good neighbors, but it was also a relief to get rid of mortgage and the speculations whenever something on the house needed to get fixed.
Besides the trip to Canada and a short notice that I moved, I did not write much about this. Looking back, it has gone so fast; but while I was in the middle of it all, it was just too hard to tell, if it would lead anywhere.
Where will it all lead? Where am I going from here? What will happen now? I do not know.
I will try to pick a direction that will get me somewhere nice.
I am in the process of moving!
I have lived in the same place for many years, but wanted to – and needed to – move forward.
As everyone who has tried to move probably says it is hard to move.
It does not make it less hard that the house I move from, has been owned by my family since before the Second World War. Now it’s my job to sell it.
Before this month has gone by, I have moved and there is a new owner of the house.