As I sit here in America with anticipation of New Year’s Eve, I can’t help but think about this past year but also returning to Holland and putting into place resolutions that come with the tradition of this celebration.
This past year has been so tumultuous for my family. It was a year ago that my husband and I took a trip to Europe that would change our lives. Within weeks of the interview for a new job, we were being offered a chance for an exciting new chapter in our lives. So many things had to be considered. This decision was not only about a job, it was about our family and totally uprooting our lives. Well-meaning friends that were in the know, were so excited for us and kept prodding… do it, do it, just do it! I finally had to “explain” to one friend, that this was not a European vacation, it was my life!
Real life did move on. The house was sold “Thank God!” and a new place to live was found in The Netherlands. We said goodbye to one of the best schools in America and moved onto an amazing International school and all that entails. Belongings were crated up and shipped across the ocean with only a china cabinet getting a little damaged in the move. And lifelong friends and family gathered to say good bye and wish us the best of luck. They only had one request… find all the best places so when they come over to visit I would know where to take them.
So with that task in mind, that has become part of my resolution. Love God, Be Brave and Step out the door and go have fun!
So to all my friends and family.. I love you! Out with the Oud ~ In with the Nieuw! Happy New Year!!