What is it that drives us, at the end of each year, to either take stock or hide in insensibility? However far I run from clichés, I simply find myself entangled in a whole other bunch of them. So here I am, trying to formulate a suitable summary of The Year That Was…

First of all, I’d like to wish every one of this blog’s readers a safe and fantastic 2010. Thank you for reading and commenting over the last two years!

As a family, 2009 turned out to be a roller-coaster. We had an inkling of this when, early in the year, my father passed away and my partner’s job became a casualty of the GFC.

Since then we’ve been in a state of flux. My partner and I swapped roles at home, something that put considerable pressure on our family. A source of further pressure was the processing of my TCK childhood – which appeared to take on a life of its own. And the year continued to be eventful in other ways.

All these have made it quite apparent to us that we have, in the past, stinted in some of the things we have been paying into our relationship. The results have shown whenever the rubber hit the road this year.

2009 does finish on many positive notes. We have some clear direction for the future. We have also been able to take time out for respite before diving into the new year. And we have 2010 to look forward to.

2010 is a year of new beginnings. Our oldest child starts school – a significant step for all of us! Then, as alluded to in a previous post, the first step in a radical career change for my partner begins. And we want 2010 to be a year when we do pay generously into that significant relationship – our marriage – so there are few cracks to mar the ride.

2 Responses to “The Wrap”

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about the struggles you’ve faced this past year. Sounds like it was a heavy year for your family. I can relate somewhat, as my family faced significant losses last year too. I sure hope 2010 is a little brighter for you and your loved ones, and I look forward to keeping up with your blog. And congratulations on the publication of your article! :)

  2. Thanks Dana, for your encouragement!

    I’m sorry to hear about the losses in your family. Really hope you are all doing okay.

    Keep up the good work with MKPlanet – it’s a great resource!

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