It is January the first 2014, I’m sitting at my desk, listening to music, enjoying expansive views toward Station Rock, Puriri Bay and to my old home – The A-Frame -, it is raining and, mates, I’m thoroughly enjoying my new desk. To me it is both a reflection of the accomplishments of 2013 and in a sense a platform for future achievements. My circumstances have changed dramatically, I’m aware of it, I’m appreciative, obviously glad and grateful of being able to shape and create my life(style).
Yes, I moved out of my old home and into my new one. I used to sit with my laptop on my lap and otherwise looking at a hole in the lining, at corroded corrugated iron sheets and the mess which was my floor and dirty dishes in the sink. Now, I don’t even have a sink in the new home (and most likely will put it outside). But seriously, for the last 5 minutes I’ve been thinking of how to put it, I’m just grateful, glad and proud of sitting here now. And one more thing, I’m damn comfortable, too!
I’ve been quite busy lately and there is heaps to do, and my experience has showed me that I can remain confident in making steady and effective progress, albeit at a modest pace.
I thank my friends who came out to see me in 2013, thanks goes out also to those who I befriended through BENIsLAND and the blog, and of course to all who read my blog. I vow to spend time at my new desk, being more active on BENIsLAND. More articles, more pictures, more videos, more about Great Barrier Island and perhaps the big project of 2014 can be writing.
I’ve got more pics for you.