Friday, January 1, 2010
Happy New Year!
It's a little surreal for me to be sitting here writing this from almost twelve hours into 2010, while most of my friends and family are still back in 2009. Hard to wrap my head around. As a child, I never dreamed I'd end up living literally on the other side of the world. I spent the first 12 years of my life in rural Missouri, if that tells you anything. One of my most vivid memories from childhood is of heading into my grandparents' pasture to pick up cow "patties" (why? to fertilize my grandma's garden, of course) and being chased by a small herd of cows. Not exactly preparation for living in a bustling metropolis of over 20 million people. But here I am, twenty years later, sending well-wishes from "the future," and wondering what happened to all those flying cars we were supposed to have. Life - it may be crazy, but it sure is fun.