Comes the end of 2012 and looking back at the days that became weeks, weeks that became months, months that made the year.
As time flies like in the blink of an eye, my goal is to always keep the calendar full and accomplished so each year is a unique chapter with its own flavor, its own story.
It is time to rememorate the highlights of the year passed and cheer one more time for a great life!
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to live, work and play in the Cayman Islands.
Thank you for challenging me in obtaining my Advanced Open Water Certificate and the change to dive every mornings.
Thank you for making me taste the life of the rich and famous drinking Moët & Chandon aboard luxurious yachts, every Sunday Fundays.
Thank you for the great occasion to light up a cigar in Cuba and sipped many Mojitos while meeting up with my mother for a weekend in Old Havana.
Thank you for this entertaining road trip in Puerto Rico, from East to West Coast, from historic San Juan to surf town of Rincon, to magnificent inland caves and waterfalls.
Thank you for this nice visit at a friend’s in St-Thomas and all this pampering at the Marriott.
Thank you for this return home to Whistler and all those weekend on the lake and wild camping.
Thank you for this latin adventure through Central America, starting in Belize diving the Great Blue Hole with a dozen Black Tip sharks.
Thank you for making me fall in love with El Salvador: it’s sun, it’s surf, it’s sea. I might go back and never come back 😉
Thank you for this attempt to surf in the waves of Nicaragua‘s Pacific Coast.
Thank you for this unique home that I love returning to. My 7th heaven, my soft pillow, my paradise in a snowglobe.
What did I learn through this passed year?
Well, I learnt that even if you jump feet first into the new and the unknown, even if you are scared and unsure, at the end you’ll be doing just fine. By simply keeping your head up high with a positive attitude and an enthusiastic approach, you can achieve anything! Take risks, be scared, get out of your comfort zone and go explore the globe! It’s a brilliant and colorful world out there!
I learnt that sometimes to need to let go, sometimes you need to hold on. It’s finding what’s best for you. Never give up on your dreams. Never give up on yourself. You can do anything. The only thing stopping you is yourself.
I learnt the importance of being surrounded by people that makes you happy, keeps you positive, inspire you. People that are mentally and physically active. People that smile everyday.
Wherever you are, it doesn’t matter what you do. But it is how you do it. Make a list, and make sure you check it. Restore your dreams, plan your projects and accomplish your goals, one at a time. It doesn’t matter how much you do, but as long as you do it. Remember that the only things that you regret are the risks you didn’t take. You only have one life. And it is yours to achieve.
So I thank you 2012 for all the discoveries of places, for the memorable adventures and for the encounters of amazing and inspiring people.
Farewell 2012 and welcome 2013!
Have a great year fellow footlooses!