Saturday, January 2, 2010

A new year, a new beginning.

     I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday, and a great New Year's Eve. I wish only the best to you and your family in 2010. It's going to be a great year.

     Believe it or not, we are leaving in less than one week. I am sure you believe it, I am the one who doesn't. When something like this happens to someone else it is very believable; it happens, then you continue your life unchanged. When these crazy, surreal things are happening in your own life it is hard to even grasp the concept, let alone go through all of the things that need to be done beforehand.
     It doesn't help that we have been floating around between Detroit and Miami for the last two weeks, with little routine other than my mother in law yelling to us that some sort of fried Cuban food is ready a couple of times a day. Pastelitos mean it's breakfast(ish), Cubanitos mean lunch(ish) and Friteritas mean it's dinnertime(ish). This traveling has let me live in denial of the inevitable move that is lingering in the back of my mind, and now less that one week away.
     Now that the week-to-go mark has past there are little things, here and there, that remind me of my reality. Mini panic attacks ensue; shortness of breath followed by my heart trying to leap out of my chest and then the need to sit down.
     Don't get me wrong, I am over the moon to be moving to a different country. I can't even begin to imagine all of the new experiences we will have. I have, probably, the same amount of moments during the day that I can barely contain myself, I just want to be there now. I really am very excited.
     I didn't make any resolutions this year because I feel like my life is going to be so different, that I don't know where to start. I have, however, made a list of goals that I want to achieve sometime in the future.
          LEARN GERMAN, that's the big one.
          TRAVEL, we have already started planning trips.
          GET MORE EXERCISE, this one won't be hard, we won't have a car so we'll be walking everywhere.
          EAT HEALTHIER, this will be very hard, but I will just have to cook mostly at home.
          START TO MAKE HOW-TO VIDEOS FOR MY BLOG, self explanatory.

     Hopefully, my next post will be from Germany. I doubt I will get one in during the craziness of my last couple of days in Atlanta. I still can't believe this is really happening. I'll see you all on the flip side!


  1. I hope you have a happy and safe move! What an amazing experience!

  2. I completely understand! I am moving to China in 4 months and I cannot believe it.... let alone think about it!
    Good luck on your move, Germany is awesome and it will be AMAZING to live in Europe!!! I am so glad you are going to take advantage of the language and travel opportunity!!

  3. Good luck with everything! I cannot even imagine.

  4. A lot going on AndiGirl! The others are right though, fantastic once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Can't wait to hear the European updates, it will be so fun to follow you on your adventures :)