I just realized that it is my one year blogoversary today. What better way to celebrate than to summarize the beautiful, crappy, exciting, sexy, and sad things that happened since the inception (no, not the movie) of this Survival Guide along with the things I have learned since then.
A year ago, I was researching my first apartment, and was in a complicated open relationship with my ex-boyfriend Sebastian. Sebastian became a character in this blog and garnered the affection and approval of quite a few readers even though he was very difficult to deal with. He had excess baggage from his previous marriage, a lot of which carried over into our time.
I didn't speak up enough in the very beginning, but in time, I learned to voice out my concerns and frustrations with the help and support of you, my readers.
Even though I still hold some anger towards Sebastian, it is only because the end came before I wanted it. Sebastian had always been a gentleman and I can't badmouth him. Things didn't work out between us, but he was great, unfortunately.
During the year, I also managed to go to Europe for a dozen days and explore other cultures. I experienced new things with Sebastian, and visited new places as well.
I also managed to go back to school and continue with the prerequesites for Business Administration. I lost my job at the construction company, and was dumped by Sebastian within the same time period.
I had my grieving period and started dating again- most of which have not managed to outlast the dreaded 2-week period [sigh].
Since Sebastian, I became involved with a few guys where it didn't quite work out. I wasn't romanced and pursued and quickly lost interest in the potential candidates.
I began a new job which showed me how to be part of a bigger team and feel much more appreciated than before. I learned to like and dislike the benefits of being single.
It's been an eventful year so far, and I really have no idea what's on my plate in my personal life from here on out.
The only thing I've got looking up for me is my next planned vacation during Thanksgiving Break: Chile and Peru, here I come!
On a special note:
To my subscribed readers and frequent visitors:
Thank you in the USA to : L.A., Modesto, Alameda, San Fran, Austin, Bourbonnais, Chicago, Racine, New York, Brooklyn, Pinellas Park, Lutz, Greensboro, Bellingham, Minneapolis, Dayton, Nashville, Atlanta, Portland, Phoenix, Midvale, and of course HOUSTON.
Canada: Saskatoon, Toronto and Don Mills
England= my favorite group of people!!: London, Wigan, Bootle, Liverpool, Canterbury, and Manchester
Norway: Bergen and Stavanger
Germany: Cologne, Berlin and Munich
Australia: Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide
and special recognition in : Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia, Poland, Philippines, India, Japan, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil and Chile
This blog is for you.