I’d like to wish all the longtime readers and friends of Almost Frugal (and those of you have just found us too!) a happy, healthy and successful 2011! I also want to thank you for joining me on this journey towards frugality, which started a little over three years ago, on December 27, 2007.
These past few months have been full of changes for me- changes which have had no small effect on Almost Frugal. I finished writing my master’s thesis (and was awarded my degree with honors!), changed jobs and launched my own consulting business. All these things led to a feeling of burnout when it came to writing posts on frugality- and when it came to being frugal itself!
I’m feeling rested and refreshed now, however, mostly thanks to where I’m at right now…the United States! We’ve come for a three week vacation and seeing my family, spending time with old friends and just being surrounded by my home have helped me feel resourced and refreshed. I’m happy to be here and to be able to take the time and space I need to get back up to speed.
There are great things that are going to be happening in 2011, I’m sure of it. A recent trend going around the blogosphere has been to choose a word to define 2010 and a word to define 2011. If I had to define 2010 in a single word it would be WORK. There was a lot of work: mentally, physically, emotionally that was occurring in my life in 2011. If I had to choose a word for 2011 however, I think it would be CONNECTING. I just know that there are going to be new connections made- and older connections strengthened- in great ways this year.
Thanks again for sharing your time with me! Happy New Year!
(And, if you feel like sharing, what one word would you use to describe 2010 and 2011?)