2012 is now behind us and what an incredible year it was!
I simply cannot believe how many experiences I lived, the great cities I visited but most importantly the awesome people I met during my travels.
Now that I look back, it was truly life changing. So many blessings where showered upon me and for that, I am truly grateful!
There were also quite a few life lessons that I learned and will never forget. They say that we live and learn right?
To mark my 100th post, I decided to break down the year month by month and relive one of the best years of my life through photos.
Let’s get started shall we?
January – February: South Korea
The year got off to a great start. I lived and worked in South Korea a second year as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher to young children (my kids).
Exploring my beloved Seoul was a weekly challenge! It was so much fun discovering new neighborhoods and also different parts of the country.
March – April: Canada & El Salvador
My journey back home took around 20 hours but I was so happy to go back to western civilization 😉
A week later, I was on a plane bound for El Salvador in Central America.
Knowing how restless I am by nature, I planned an itinerary for a month and we went to the four corners of the country!
Getting to know my origins, roots really made me appreciate my life even more.
May: Boston & New York City
After resting a bit and getting used to “normal” life, the road was calling me again!
I headed down to the Eastern U.S coast and visited 2 of my favorite cities.
New York City
I started studying for my TESOL Certificate, so I stayed put (for a change).
However it was a fun-filled month with the Grand Prix of Canada and many other festivities in town.
Whenever I needed some fresh air and recharge my batteries, I knew just exactly where to go 😉
July: Burlington, Vermont
I finally completed my intensive course and received my TESOL certificate!
Summer was in full swing and I got away to the Green Mountain State to celebrate my birthday and Spain winning the Euro Cup.
August-September- October: Montreal, Lake George, New York
I spent 3 months working on a special project (content quality) for one of the biggest online travel companies. Hence, I did not get the chance to travel much as I was pressed for time (I even missed TBEX in Spain because of that!)
Though I did end up going away for the long Canadian Thanksgiving week-end and we finally visited beautiful Lake George, New York.
I was given the opportunity to go to the biggest city in Canada and how could I refuse? After all, Toronto was home for 2 years! It was great revisiting and rediscovering.
During the last month of the year I was busy translating and studying (tourism course).
Spending the holiday season with my family is something I treasure and would not trade it for anything in the world.
That was the perfect way to bid farewell to 2012.
Now I look forward to a great 2013!
What about you? What are your plans for the new year?
Share your ideas, dreams, lists and links.
Tashi Delek, All the best to you and yours!