That’s right, I’m turning 27 today! Just thought I’d share the first some thoughts and feelings before heading off to celebrate :)
This last year had been quite a ride! I enjoyed it a lot, and can definitely say that the years to come are going to be even more interesting and exciting.
What made this particular year of my life stand out? I think, it’s been so great because our little family has grown in a most miraculous way – it’s hard to believe that for the past 8 months we’ve been parents to a little wonder called Elizabeth. I’ve read the birthday wishes card from my wife today, which was signed with their both names, and I suddenly realized that soon enough our little girl will be drawing me cards herself, and it’s amazing how quickly time flies when you’re happy.
I’m also very happy today because we have managed to bring both our mothers to Ireland this year. Firstly, my mother-in-law had spent 3 months with us earlier this year, she came over for the whole summer to help us take care of Elizabeth. And now, my mother came over early September to stay with us till December, and I’m really happy to have her here for my birthday.
There were also a few more changes I’ve been a proud part of:
- I’ve changed jobs, finally getting back into my strongest area – Unix systems administration. It’s been quite an effort, as I was looking at 25% increase to my salary, which I have finally secured
- We have moved from Dublin city center to a much nicer area called Cabinteely – it is one of its suburbs with lovely fresh air, and the seashore is very close. Our apartment is much bigger too – we had to plan for our little princess to have a room of her own, and also decided to finally establish our home office which we share with my wife
- We have finally bought a car. Living in the heart of Dublin, with our apartment being in the same building with one of the biggest shopping centers in the city, we really had no reason to get a car. My commute to work was impossible by car, and it took only 10 minutes by bus. Now that we’re in a less congested area and with my company offices located outside of city center, it makes perfect sense and gives me a pleasure to drive.
- I got interested in personal development (who wouldn’t?! it’s personal – meaning you are the one who gets most of the benefit from your efforts), and started this blog. It’s been one of the most exciting and rewarding projects of my life so far – I’ve learned a lot, had obtained some great habits and improved skills, and most importantly – I’ve got to talk to some very interesting people from all around the world, both learning and sharing personal development wisdom.
It’s been a great year. Twenty seven might seem like much to many, but it will seem like the very beginning of an exciting and happy life to many more. I’m happy to be alive, I’m happy to have my family, and I’m happy to learn and teach something new every day.
Part of this happiness came from Personal Development Ideas project, and with this in mind, I THANK YOU for your interest and patience, your time and help, your support and advice.
Have a nice day! I know I will! :)