What a year… I mean really… What a year!
There hasn’t been anything that has happened this year that I really expected, or planned to happen when I was thinking about what 2015 was going to hold in store. It has been a year of epic changes in life and circumstances. They’ve been almost entirely self instigated, and generally speaking I didn’t really consider the consequences of the decisions and actions I have made in advance which may in hindsight have been a mistake but that is what happens sometimes I guess.
Looking briefly ahead it seems as though 2016 may have to be a more responsible and considered year, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be lots of adventures and good times so I think I will be able to manage this. I certainly hope I will be able to.
So onto the potted summary of 2015…
To make it easier I have added a favourite photo (not the best but my favourite) from each month, and have linked each photo to a blog post I didn’t dislike.
January to March
I pretended to have a normal life, with a job, a house, a girlfriend and very occasionally a social life.
I went for some rides, a few short walks, snorkeled and did quite a few canyons. Oh and I went to Fiji!
April to May
I stopped pretending to have a normal life, planned to go on an adventure and spent a fair bit of time in Western Australia.
June to October
I was silly. I had an amazing time. Rode about 4,500kms through ten countries. I learnt a stupid amount about myself, and had a whole lot of time to think and realised that in many ways that normal life thing I’d had before wasn’t so bad and I wanted to go back. Then I got cold and came home!
November and December
I started trying to find a job and get back into normal life. A few distractions occurred, like a trip to Victoria and such, but you know life isn’t all about being sensible ever when reality suggests it should be a pretty string focus for the next little while.
Thanks for checking in, and I look forward to sharing more adventures with you in 2016!