Thursday 2 January 2014

2014 - A New Year, A New Chapter, A New Adventure...

Dear Readers,

So 2013 was a crazy year for me. As many of you know, in January 2013 I took the plunge and moved to China, which - I can now say with certainly, remains the best decision I’ve ever made!

I’ve seen so many places, done and experienced so many strange and wonderful things. I’ve met amazing people from all over the world and made friends from all walks of life. I closed a lot of doors, but opened many new ones, said goodbye to a really bad relationship and came out so much stronger for it. 

I’ve always lacked confidence, but somehow last year, I lost the girl was too afraid to phone and order takeaway. I forgot that I can’t speak Chinese, and that mime and mimicking were anything other than normal. It stopped bothering me what people thought and for the first time in a long time – I got to just be me. And the woman I’m becoming, I like her very much J

My journey however – is not quite over. Next week I will have officially been in China one year. And in ten days, I’ll be flying back to England for the first time – for a three week holiday! That’s right, I’ve resigned my Chinese teaching contract for another few months and plan to spend all of next summer travelling around Asia. Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, you name it, I’m going there. And I can’t wait!

Will my books be coming with me? Yes, they will… somehow lol. Still working out the kinks in that plan but I plan to keep reviewing as I love my blog and I don’t want to give it up. I also want to start a new bi-weekly feature on my travels which I hope you will enjoy – That should take off sometime next week.

Otherwise I want to wish everybody all the best for the New Year! I hope 2014 will be a fantastic one for you! And to my fellow UK book bloggers, I’ll be hopefully making it to the Blogger Brunch at Random House so look forward to catching up with you all then.

Take care and (maybe) see you soon