In January I visited New York and visited my twin sister that was separated from me at birth – Our Bosnian parents had sold her to some Albanian gypsies.
In February my big sister took me & my niece (her daughter) to St. John Virgin Island – By the end of the trip if we had run into any Albanian gypsies on St. Johns, I’m fairly certain, my sister would have sold me and her daughter to them.
(And if I posted my sisters picture on this blog that would be cause for certain disownment)
In March I was fretting about how the hell I was going to tell my mother I had accepted a job in Saudi Arabia and was going to relocate there.
I have no pictures of me fretting about.
In April I relocated to Saudi Arabia and was going through some crazy-ass culture shock…
In May I was getting use to my new home and was finding my way around Riyadh…
In June I found my hiking partner who not only embraced my “abnormalness” but encouraged it and at the same time indulged it…
And in June I visited Jeddah – Saudi Arabia’s coast
In July I went to Thailand
And spent my first month of Ramadan in The Kingdom
In August, the hottest month of the year, we were still hiking through the Arabian Desert
September was all about Italy…
October was a quick visit to Bahrain
November was Paris… and some non-guilty self indulgence…
December saw me in London with a visit out to the magical Stonehenge and the English countryside…
And, of course, my dreamy trip to Edinburgh and to the Scottish Highlands was also part of December…
Christmas had me in Saudi Arabia. Working night-shift with my fellow partner in crime elf named Naeko
I’m not yet sure where I will be ringing in the New Year.
But as I look back and reflect on 2012, I’m thinking…
2012 was a pretty damn good year,
2013 will be even better.