I would like to start the new year right by being thankful for the old one, 2009.
Last year I met new friends, put an end to something that I should have ended years ago <wink> and stepped foot on places that I never thought I’d actually see in person.
In 2009, I gained friends from various parts of the world, thanks to the journalism workshops that I attended in Macau, China in May and Bonn, Germany from mid-November to early December.
Now I no longer have any unfinished business. Closure is a good thing.
In April I set foot on the Great Wall, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
After only seven months, I saw vestiges of the Berlin Wall, probably the most concrete symbol of the Cold War.
I feel so blessed.