Happy New Year (2011 = 100%)

2 Jan

This last year was definitely a year full of changes.  Looking at the writings on my blog, some of the changes were quite stressful and some were anti-climatic.  However, we could not have gone through them in a successful fashion without the strong support from our friends and family on both sides of the Atlantic.

Our move from Cambridge back to Austin was much different than our move to the United Kingdom.  We knew our life at both locations but the return, while very good on many fronts, did not feel like we were going on an adventure.  With having friends and family here, the relocation back felt like we were moving into a new chapter referencing the past of a book.  In fact, the last few months have been kind of dream-like.  Almost as if our time in Cambridge was a dream or that our return to Austin is one.  You could say the edges in life were a bit fuzzy.  For the last few months, I think most of us have been wondering when we are going to wake up and where that will be.

Considering Susie’s tumor surgery and the hurdles associated with of our move, going on an adventure to another part of the US was not, in my humble opinion, appropriate.  Even with these challenges, we have adjusted well (albeit dreamlike) and have hosted two parties in our new/ old home.  We’ve been able to reconnect with souls that we haven’t seen in over half a decade, and we have visited with Susie’s clan.  While we do have a few more boxes to unpack (not sure where we will put them), I feel our relocation back is complete and we’ve settled back into the Austin environment.

Hopefully, 2011 will have an adventure in it without the plethora of 2010 changes.  We wish all of our friends and family a very happy and healthy new year.

Warm regards and much love… Guy, Susie, Gabriel and Pearl