Every year I write this piece and wish all followers, readers and good people who pass by this blog – a very happy New Year. Not to mention post the same pics ;)
This year I wish all the very same for everyone.
However, at the moment I’m winding down this blog to put it a somewhat dormant state due to being required to move on etc. As such I simply won’t be able to administer it for a while.
But looking back over 2010, this next year has to be better than the last one. Indeed, it was only just after this time at the beginning of 2010 I ripped the ligaments on my left shoulder and was laid up for almost 9 weeks.
I have been playing catch-up ever since, to little or no avail.
2010, will be set in a stone of dislike for me, a year of losing great friends, in fact in some cases – making and meeting good and great people only to screw up and lose them. But this isn’t me having a whinge – it’s just the way things are or have turned out.
A year, where I touched the world of politics and learned some lessons and a year also where I learned that this blog impacts people and their lives.
Most recently, I’ve come to realise my path should take a very different one than I’ve pursued.
The highest part of 2010 is that my old headmaster was sentenced to 21 years in prison and that old and fantastic friends from those evil school days are back in contact. All have a lifetime of stories to tell and while all grown men in very different walks of life and locations around the world – they’re essentially the same great people I remember.
2010 was a year of not being able to achieve a thing for me. But it is finally over and new year dawns with more than a glimmer of hope for many.
In many respects the world measures success foolishly against the figures of your bank account, I do not! I see success everywhere and nowhere more so than in the hands of the poorest, for they have worked far harder to stay afloat during the recent hard times. Yet I cannot make that sound like rich vs the poor, because I admire those who have achieved better than I have, but for one person this year, I witnessed one of the greatest levels of courage against a hideous competition, stand proud and yet defeated – that person will always have my most undying respect!
Others have fallen, other have changed their entire lives, others have built on their own successes and others have not. Some, or one in particular faced the most horrendous battle which is still not over, yet achieved more in a matter of days than I have done in a life time.
For the blog, well the ratings are the highest ever and in the greater scheme of things, it’s not much – but over 100,000! I just wish they’d all donated £1 or $1 (over there on the right ——->) ;)
If the year goes well, The Wondering Brit will thrive and expand, if not… well it’s been a lot of fun!
For all this, for you, others and of course myself – I wish you all the best ever year of your lives.
Happy New Year everyone!