A multicultural, non pretentious view of the things learned so far and daily events,sometimes anonymous, that mark our path...only if we dare to have a fresh start.
///Una vista multicultural y sin pretenciones de las cosas aprendidas hasta ahora y de los eventos cotidianos, a veces anonimos, que marcan el camino...solo si nos atrevemos a empezar de cero.
2010 is almost over. The last day of the year is always full of memories, wishes, hopes, feelings, reminders; it has a mix of excitement for the things to come and melancholy for the things left behind. This year was intense and honestly, kind of short! There are not enough days in one year to accomplish everything, especially when each year we have a long list of “to do’s”, changes, adjustments, new requirements, old vices to shed, new vices to share, decisions to make, places to be, people to love.
January 2010 – Las Vegas, Baby!
What a way to start a year, in Vegas with my one and only, a sea of people, fireworks and a view to kill!!
Mid January 2010 - Argentina , mate and red wine.
On a business trip, enjoying great red wine, sharing good mate and its ceremony, leaving me shaking and eager for more!
February 2010 – Vancouver and the Olympics!
A cold scenery, my best friend and her family in a city ready to celebrate the glory of winter sports.
March 2010 – Hawaii, Venezuela…and his departure.
A month full of contrasts – the departure of my dear father in law, followed by back to back business trips to Hawaii (one day after we said good bye) and Venezuela. March was for sure a month that changed my life.
April 2010 - Brazil
April was my first trip to Brazil for the year and the beginning of an exhausting project that left me with an unidentified finger wound, 10 additional pounds and lots of Portuguese words in me!
May 2010 – Welcome to Miami and an interleague baseball game in Philly
Miami and its mojitos, Latin flavors, white sand and humidity followed by a weekend in Philly watching my beloved RedSox, an almost no-hitter by Dice-K and the streets of Philadelphia.
June 2010 – Brazil for the World Cup
Back to Brazil during the world cup, experiencing soccer the way Brazilians do…including the loss of the Brazilian national team against Holland.
July 2010 – in a New York state of mind
New York during restaurant week, drinks and music at Elaine’s, Sinatra’s musical “Come fly away”, Central Park walks and martinis to celebrate my husband's 40ed birthday – next day the world!
August 2010 – Panama City and Washington, D.C
A quick business trip to Panama followed by a weekend in Washington for a baseball outing - the Cardinals and Pujols completed the night!
September 2010 – Colombia and its flavors
A new project in Bogota full of challenges, Andres D.C with a magical ambience and the last stretch of the 2010 baseball regular season.
October 2010 – Colombia and the World Series
Second trip to Bogota in the middle of the Baseball World series, with the Giants and Edgar Renteria, “El Barranquillero”, winning and celebrating!!
November 2010 –Colombia and Venezuela
Back to back trips to Bogota and Caracas; no thanksgiving for me this year, but getting ready for an intense December!
December 2010 – Colombia and Christmas in Mexico
Final stretch of the Colombian project, a 20-year high school reunion full of surprises, friends and music, a 3-day Christmas celebration with tons of delicious multinational food, drinks, family, friends and karaoke!
2011 seems promising; it is always interesting to know that we can start all over again with new and improved energy and positive attitude. We have the challenge of balancing: the reasoning side makes us feel the need to have goals, timelines, schedules, specific tasks and improvements that we MUST accomplish; our sensible side makes us dream, hope, feel and enjoy each moment, even the ones spent planning the near future. A very good and wise friend of mine said:
“ I am seriously analyzing the convenience of adjusting my list of resolutions for new year; I am changing the title to “list of desires” and will flush every single thing representing a sacrifice. 2011: a year to pay homage to life. Enough said!”
And I am seriously joining her! 2011: a year to live fully, deeply, intensely…because 2012 may not be an option!