Well, Christmas has quietly come and gone. Another year for the ages is about to end and with it, time to take stock of the past twelve months.
The trip marked the first time that I slept 150 meters high up and experienced the world from heights unseen.
We cruised the ‘fjords of the Middle East’ in Oman, and felt a taste for gold in Abu Dhabi.
And we lived it up Muscat-style. I can still feel the sand in my feet.
Not a bad way to spend a few days in winter. I can’t thank you enough, guys.
It wasn’t long after that spring arrived with still no job on the horizon — even interviews were rare. Thankfully a dear friend came over to cheer up my unemployed ass. We went to the Dutch Disneyland, and boarded a cruise ship in Amsterdam harbor to watch a friend perform. Thank you for coming over, Lits!
Summer came — and with it a friend abruptly said goodbye. It was unfairly too sudden, Ernst, and I still miss you a lot.
Was able to see amazing mosques, cruise the Bosphorus, and go for a twirl with dervishes.
All thanks to Anthony! After four years of traveling the world you’re still not tired of me.
Then miracle of miracles, exactly seven months to the day I was finally able to get work. O, happy day! And it was at a company I’d been eyeing ever since I found out they were based here.
Absent any stress, it’s the easiest job I’ve ever had. If only it could last longer.
Despite the many ups and downs, I’d say it turned out to be a good year. Got to eat some amazing food…
…and reconnect with dear old friends visiting from the States.
This year ends coincidentally enough with my last day at work. Fingers crossed the chapter that follows isn’t too rough on the system. So was I better off this year than the last? Career-wise, not by any stretch of my wild imagination. However, if next year is anything close to this one I’ll be a happy-enough camper.