Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Oh, what a distance we travel.

It may be unusual to write a post surveying the year past when no anniversary exists here.  It is not my birthday or Inspector Climate's. It is not a new year or a celebration of our relationship.

No, April has no significance at all except that I feel so much has happened since last April that if I don't sit down and take it all in it'll seem - fragmented.  I can't believe it has only been a year, I feel like a life time has gone by.  And yet today, I walked around the streets of my old 'hood and it felt not all that long ago that I shopped at that Coles and took that tram and rode that train line.

Time is forever fascinating - it's impossible for me to judge how long or short I'll perceive time.  Will work go by in a flash? Or will the day crawl by? Will this week be an eternity or will I think it's Friday before it's even begun? September seems like it could be tomorrow, but my August birthday couldn't be further away.

And so April 2011 began with:

My parents came to visit and I told them that Inspector Climate and I planned on moving in together.

I got a job.

We started looking for apartments.

We found one. We moved in in July.

We planned a trip to Vanuatu.

I visited the ER for extreme and unknown pains in my lower abdomen.

My job ended.

I turned 26 and got engaged on the same day no less!

I got a new job.

We set a date for our "getting married ceremony."

We got married in November.

My job ended.

We went to Vanuatu.

We went to the US.

I got my dream job.

I scheduled surgery.

There was birth (I did not partake) - I knitted a sweater for it (every piece took...A. Long. Time).

I started my new job.

I had surgery.

There was death.

And now new flags are pinned at new important times: our wedding in September which of course coincides with a trip to America where I'll meet new/old friends (What's up Kyle! Hola Seba - My Spanish doesn't go much further than this...). May - when Inspector Climate will begin his PhD and leave his current job.

It's been a big year.




23 comments:

  1. Wow, that's quite a lot of events for one year. I feel like time passes a lot like how you mentioned, I just wonder how I am going to look back at it all. I used to measure the months by events that happened at work. Now I have to find a new unit of measurement

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  2. That is A LOT in one year, for sure. Good to jot things down to keep track. Hope you're having a good week so far. :o)

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  3. I love to look back and think of all that's happened over a year. Imagine what we can say in another year?

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  4. a big year indeed. enjoyed reading this! Thanks for sharing this all :) loving your blog.

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  5. Wow, that's a big year!

    I'm with you on attempting to judge how quickly time will pass.. especially at work! Some days it's lunch time before I even look at the clock, others it seems that every ten minutes stretches on endlessly!

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  6. CH-ch-ch-changes. Aren't they grand? And of course, there are always the heartbreaking moments to balance the joyous ones. Stinks, doesn't it?

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  7. Time is a funny beast. It's amazing how a two hour tutorial on HTML can seem like it lasts a year. But six weeks overseas goes by in a flash.

    That does seem like an awful lot to cram into one year though!

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  8. All those different jobs..wow, and moving, and traveling..and of course, marriage. Some great things this year.

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  9. OH my goodness. Quite a lot of events. It's interesting when you write them all down like that and reflect. Sometimes I think we all get caught up in the everyday/mundane. It's good to put things into perspective.

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  10. really beautiful post. Sometimes when you look back it's amazing how much things happen/change unexpectedly!

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  11. My god, time is seriously an amazing thing. There's something bitter sweet about the way you traced your year but it's beautiful nonetheless. I heard some amazing things about Vanuatu. A friend lives there. Hope you're job is everything you've wanted.

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  12. I feel like I've had a huge year with moving and job changing and adopting new pets :)

    Sometimes change terrifies me, but most of the time, change is good. Who knows what the next year will bring for both of us!

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  13. A huge year, indeed! And it seems like there's a lot more excitement waiting for you just around the corner :)

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  14. wow! 3 jobs in one year?! you have had so much going on!

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  15. What a crazy year you've had, I can't believe how much has happened!

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  16. WOW. If only my year was so eventful... well good eventful. Not bad eventful.

    Congrats on the successes :)

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  17. wow. you've had a lot going on and it's only april! hope the rest of the year has some great things in store for you.

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  18. Wow,, crazy yet and eventful year!

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  19. You've had such an eventful year! Wow! At least you know that you accomplished a lot.

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  20. Wow, that´s a lot of action - I wonder what you´ll say in a year from now?! :-)

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  21. It has been a big year! I think recaps like this are fun. They help us keep it all in perspective =)

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  22. It is actually shocking to me how soon your wedding is! PS. Seba says Hola. Pronounced Whole-A because he's teasing you and you haven't even met yet :)

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