Between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, I escaped the cloying mass of humanity that is London, exchanging it for the quiet coastline south of Cardiff in Wales.
I didn’t go on the internet while I was there; I minimised my phone use; the only digital appliances I tolerated were my cameras. Oh, and a TV, when we watched Chinatown (now everything makes sense). In between, I read books, went for walks in the wind and rain, sat around a chatted, and generally just kicked back.
It was exactly what I needed to round out the year – a big, deep breath of fresh air and headspace to fuel me up for 2012.
I’m back to work today, and despite taking some time to ponder my future, I still have no clue what this year is going to bring. I do have some loose resolutions though; see more of Europe, get fighting fit and healthy, and get back in the ocean!
“And she called out a warning; ‘don’t ever let life pass you by.'”