As I sit here in my hotel room, looking out over the Las Vegas strip, I feel grateful. It seems like 2010 was a hard year for a lot of people, and I'm lucky to have mostly been spared from that. 2010 was pretty good to me.
This was really The Year of the Suitcase. Whether it be for work or personal travel, I was gone at least two weeks every month. We went skiing in the Alps, on a cruise in Egypt, spent a weekend in a Château, I went to Tunisia and Helsinki, and then we went to the US for a month and took a roadtrip to Mount Rushmore & Colorado. And then we packed our suitcases and moved across Paris. Once fall rolled around, we were off to Noirmoutier, and not long after, to the South of France and then the Loire Valley. And then I did back-to-back work trips to Morocco and Holland, with a pit stop in Germany on the way back. And of course, now I'm in Las Vegas. This time last year, I stated I wanted to travel more in 2010, and, well, I think I can safely say Mission Accomplished.
So what's up for 2011? Well, fingers crossed, The Company *finally* may have found a French-speaker to hire, so that means I can finally move up the corporate ladder and take on my new role. Which will likely mean more travel for work, but more-so in Europe instead of France. Hopefully they will be shorter trips though, because I really love just hanging out at home. I had to pack up all of my suitcases the other day, and it was funny to realize that most of my purchases were things for our apartment, instead of food or clothes like they usually are. So that was a sign to me that all is well on the home front too, and I'm really looking forward to seeing where this new year will take us.
Bonne Année et bonne santé à vous tous !