It's curious to hear people talk about how fast time flies. For me, this year seemed to last forever. There was the almost two full months spent traveling and flying through Europe, then 3 months of flying tandems every day and then job hunting and setting up my new home in the fall, which extended until, well, I'm still looking for a job and constantly rearranging things in my place.
So the past year was definitely interesting and packed with adventures and change. Looking ahead to next year it seems 2012 will be filled with new beginnings and will take me wherever I let it. I'm not as interested in setting goals this year which is strange, as it's usually my favourite thing to do. I've changed a lot in my life over the last 6 months and am still working on things already put in motion, so my new years resolutions will include continuing on this path I've started upon.
2011's goals...well I entered 2 comps but neither were FAI sanctioned. I did place fairly well and through both of those did some good XC flying (which was goal #2). My personal paragliding business got pushed to the side due to all the tandems I flew for my instructor, although I did make a pretty cool website if I do say so myself!
2012...I'll be more eco-friendly, starting by recycling last year's resolutions, ha ha. I want to fly in the Canadian Nationals this year, plus hit a comp or 2 in the US. More XC flying is on the list again, but more importantly is working on my business, so between flying tandems and maybe doing some instruction it may be tricky to fit in. It's something to strive for though!
Have a fantastic start to the new year and hope to see more of you in 2012!