Newsletter #8 02JAN08
It has always been a healthy thing to have a quick look in the rear-view mirror before you change the lanes on the highway. 2008 will undoubtedly lead to a lot of foreign and exciting roads for all of us, both the bitumen, dirt and mental variety.
There’s been so many beautiful places, wonderful people and unforgettable moments in 2007 and to highlight just a few seems quite unfair because the year really has been a non-stop series of experiences and input. Things that have often made me feel extremely lucky, privileged, and proud as hell.
When I go through the year 2007 mentally countless faces, places and feelings pop up. I can’t really understand that it’s been a year – or 52 consecutive charter holidays, if you wish – already since I said a tearful goodbye to my mother, father, and sister in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam after to wonderful weeks of reunification.
At the same time it’s hard to believe that what has happened since that day in early January 2007, that all the sights and experiences that are somewhere up there in my memo attic, happened in just a year. I can’t feel anything but grateful, and yet I feel an insatiable lust for the year to come. Bring it on…
Thanks for all the WT support and thumbs-up along the road and from back home to all of you. I appreciate it more than you’d ever know.
Happy New Year 2008 – make it a happy one.
Nicolai (Sorrento, Victoria – Australia)