Thursday, December 31, 2009

A (Quick) Year in Review

A year in review, albeit a quick one. I chugged along through Ecuador and made the most of my experience there, wrapping up my year with some great friends and memories. The good times and the bad, they are mostly listed in the archives, and will always be accessible, long after I forget the majority of the details.

There were three quick weeks at home in Sharon, MA, filled with reunions and goodbyes. This time, I wasn’t sure how long I would be gone for, or when I would see my friends again. And then the arrival, so long awaited, to Buenos Aires. There was initial disappointment and struggle, which only continued with difficulty into getting into the Argentine life. Studying for the GRE, applying to grad schools, and trying to meet people at the same time, while starting a new job added to the stresses of moving to a foreign country by myself.

But I have rallied, and now that I’m done with the GRE and mostly completed with applications, there is more time for other things. Considerable growth took place, and I feel confident in my role in Latin America. 2009 was an interesting year in my life, and it goes without saying that 2010 will continue much in the same way.

Happy New Year. See you in 2010.

1 comment:

Carla said...

I can imagine all those things are stressful. I mean, only moving to a foreign country must have been hard, having to find a new place to live, adapting to the new culture and learning the language. Then, as in any place in the world, you had to study, work and have a social life. To be honest, I don´t know how you did it. I remember that when I took the decision to rent apartments in buenos aires  I felt lost. I did not know where to start. I was lucky my only friend at the time recommended a real estate company that helped me with that. Once I had my own place to live, the other things became easy. It was a matter of establishing!