Year End Reflections

This time of year is a time for reflecting on the past year and a time for planning for the New Year.

2007 is going to be a hard year to beat. Our travels took us by motorcycle along the high mountain passes of Taiwan and along its East Coast. We traveled to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos and headed home to our respective countries for a long overdue visit with family and friends.

We returned to Taiwan and our jobs at Gram. We moved to a new city and a better apartment. In October, our travels took us to Japan, where we spent time with my friend, Beka and her fiancé, Christian, before embarking on a road trip that took us from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Nagano.

We finalized the details of our wedding in Mexico at the end of December and we rang in the New Year with good friends.

Life this year, in short, has been amazing and we’ve been very fortunate for all our blessings.

So what will 2008 bring us? This year, I will become a wife and that, in itself, will be singularly the most important event of my life to date. I want to say that I have a list of New Year’s resolutions to keep me busy, but I don’t. I’m happy with everything the way it is right now.

I’d like to make some major changes to My Several Worlds by making the jump to my own domain. And other than pursuing a few creative interests, chiefly in photography and in singing, I intend to spend most of this year getting ready for our marriage and planning our next trip abroad. This summer we will be traveling back to China to attend the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. We’ll also be returning to our old stomping grounds in Changchun, China to reunite with some old friends and familiar faces.

John and I are also entertaining the idea of spending some time after the wedding in Peru. We liked scrambling over the ruins of Angkor Wat so much, we figure it’s time we get our butts to South America. Macchu Picchu is waiting for us.

2008 here we come! It’s going to be a very good year.

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. I'm an experienced businesswoman and have worked in many leadership positions in Asia. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. I started writing about my health journey in 2009 after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. In 2014, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, which came with other massive health issues. These diagnoses were the start of my journey as a health advocate and patient leader. Since then, My Several Worlds has been recognized worldwide as a top site for AS, fibromyalgia, and chronic illness by WEGO Health and Healthline.

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    (January 5, 2008 - 7:13 am)

    It will be an awesome year. Look for my email.

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