2018 in retrospect

The best things in life aren’t things. (Quote: Art Buchwald)

If you follow my blog, you might think 2018 was an uneventful year.
You would be wrong, but that is all because I have been lazy updating this site.
Let me try to bring you up to date. 🙂

At New Year, a year ago, I went to a small party. Four people: An old friend, her boyfriend, a female friend to my old friend – and of course me. It was all nice and cozy.

In January, I started at my new job. I was well received, and at least at the time of writing, it has been a good change.

February and March were pretty uneventful. I tried to sum it up with this Ben Stein quote:
“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want”.

April was almost uneventful too, except for my old friend (with whom I had celebrated New Year) inviting me out to dinner, with the company of the woman I met at the New Year party.
It was nicer than an ordinary dinner normally is, and I ended up inviting the woman out some days later.

In the warmest summer in Denmark for as long as anyone could remember, we started to see more and more to each other – and at some point, we became a couple.

It went very fast from there. It all seemed right. We both had very warm and fuzzy feelings for each other. Our families liked the newcomer. We had the same taste in humor, traveling and most other tings – and the things we did not have in common were really not that important (and still aren’t).

We soon decided to take a trip to Belgium, to visit the cities Bruges and Brussels. In Bruges, one of the most romantic cities in Europe, I fell on my knee and proposed to her. She said Yes. 🙂

Another significant experience in 2018 was my grandmothers (on my mother’s side) 102th birthday in October! 102 years and still going strong.

My father, on the other hand, was not going strong. He passed away that same October. 🙁

After having buried my father, I went on a short trip to Prague with my fiancé. It was fantastic and once again it turned out that we are good at traveling together.

2018 has been a very eventful year. Except for my father passing away, it has been one of the most fantastic years (possible The Most Fantastic) in my life – so far. I hope for a new fantastic year to come.

Happy New Year to all who read this!
With the hope that 2019 will be fantastic!

April weather

These days it is like summer in Denmark. Hot and sunny.
Next week more normal weather: Not so hot, not so much sun, maybe some rain.

If you live in Denmark, you do not have to travel to see all kinds of weather. You just have to wait a little while. 😉

A January Status Report

It is now 11 months ago, I moved to a new appartment. I still think it was a good move (so to speak).

It is half a month ago, my new job began. Still early, but I think that was a very positive change too.

The weather is gray and rainy, and the activity on the building site just outside my windows are intensified. But with the housing and job situation in mind, it is hard to be anything but glad at the moment.

2017 in Retrospect

You may not know it, by following my blogposts, but 2017 has been a changeful year.

There has also been a lot of uneventful months, which does show, when you look at earlier posts.

In February I moved to a new apartment in Copenhagen. Not downtown Copenhagen, which I couldn’t afford, but close still.

Born and raised in the countryside, it has been quite a change to move to the big city. But I really like it. A lot.

Let’s jump to one of the last days of September. The company I work for, has noted us all to be in place by morning, since they would announce an unspecified number of people, they had to terminate. I have been to events like this before, but this time was a bit special, since I was one of the people, the company had to let go!

In a way, I had seen it coming, but still it came as a shock.

Two months later, I fortunately managed to land a new job, which I start at in the beginning of 2018.

It even sounds like a better company, with better benefits for the employees. A job I most likely would have applied for anyway, had I known it existed (I only heard about the position, because friends and colleagues had been sweet to notify me of job positions).

I look forward to 2018.

Happy New Year!

 

Searching for inspiration and ways

For as long as I can remember, I have been searching for ways to live better and to be a better person (better than myself up to that point, not necessarily better than other people).

I have also for some time (okay, way too long time) thought about how to expand the better living to also include my work life.

Once again, reality has knocked on my door, telling me I really should do more than just think about it.

Within the next few months, I must figure out what I want to do from now on – and make it happen within this time frame.

I did not decide the time for the wakeup call, but I do have something to say in what I can do now.

Cryptic? Yes, but right now I’d rather avoid being too specific.

More to follow …