I wouldn't. 2011 was a big year for me.
*I started working full time (for the first time!) in HR in Barcelona and I met lots of fun and interesting people from all around the world.
*Boyfriend left Spain in the spring and I lived with a few fun and interesting individuals.. My roommate Pokerface, for example, was a professional online poker player that would eat and sleep at all hours of the day. The smell of marijuana and garlic wafting into my bedroom from the balcony at 4 AM was not fun, but it was quite the experience, nonetheless.
*In the summer I quit my job early to spend some time traveling before leaving Europe. I visited Sardinia, London, Bilbao, and San Sebastian. I also took myself out to lots of memorable Spanish lunches while the rest of the world was out working.
|Sylvia & I - my last night|
*I left Spain in early August and it was hard. I remember crying with Sylvia outside my taxi the morning I left and wondering if I was doing the right thing. Cold feet at its finest.
|First night in Santo Domingo|
*I moved to the Dominican Republic to be with boyfriend. I improved my Spanish and changed my accent :D
In the DR our lifestyle is completely different - its been a difficult adjustment for me to say the least; the DR does not compare to Spain in any way, but although I often wonder "What if?" things had gone differently, I'm a firm believer in things happening for a reason. I know that I'm exactly where I should be right now.
Last year, boyfriend and I rang in the new year at a teeny tiny Italian restaurant in Barcelona that we loved so much, we went back for Valentine's Day. This year, we'll be celebrating the new year at a resort in Puerto Plata (the northern part of the island).
I'm excited to start 2012; I just know that more big changes are coming my way.