image1 image2 image3

Christmas Musings

Last night was one of my favorite traditions. Christmas Eve at my house. The gathering of friends and the exchange of gifts between each other is always a great time. It has become a great annual tradition and I could not help thinking that this was the last Christmas Eve at my house for a long time. I'll be gone wandering the world and I'll miss out on all of these events that I participate in with my friends. Life will go on without me and all of these memories will be made in my absence. I guess it's a small sacrifice to make, one of many I'll come to realize when I'm gone. It will be interesting for me to see how I cope with that as I go along. On the other side of the coin I'll be making memories of my own and have all of these wonderful experiences, albeit alone, so their is a trade off.

I've also been thinking that one year for today I'll probably be somewhere in SE Asia. I promised myself that on Christmas next year I'll be on a beach somewhere on a beautiful island. Maybe in the Philippines or perhaps Indonesia. That will be a nice Christmas present indeed.