It seems really weird that although there is nothing much for me to do here in Tripoli, days seem to pass by so quickly. I hardly noticed that almost a year and half has already passed. But the end of a year always makes us want to look back and reflect, the great thing about having a blog is that I do have journal-like access to the significant events of my year. The year went and gone so quickly I had forgotten that I am now 26 years old (although I still don’t fell like it), have moved to a new house, tried and failed to raise a dog, lost a relative, and wore my first Filipiniana.
Although most days are spent at home reading, watching TV, and trying to pass as good housewife, while trying to find a way to cure my being such a wallflower at parties; the best thing about the year was that thanks to my hardworking JG I was able to explore some parts of Europe:
Retracing Audrey Hepburn’s steps as Princess Anna in a Roman Holiday.
I do have some regrets, I wish I had explored more of Tripoli as much as I did the other countries I visited. I feel a twinge of guilt that I don’t try hard enough to learn more about my home away from home, its people, and its culture. JG and I have tried a couple of times, but I still feel that it is not enough. Hopefully I will be able to get to know Libya a little bit more come the new year.
But before I do that, I plan to begin the new year with a long trip to my home. I thought I can show you a little bit of my beginnings… so that’s something to look forward to.
Until then, JG and I wishes everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!