On January 24th, I came across this statement/quote?/meme somewhere and jotted it down. (unattributed, sorry.)
"Six months from now, you could be in a completely different space - mentally, physically, spiritually, fnancially. Keep believing."
At that point, we were beginning to look for a larger apartment in Beijing, so I knew I'd be in a different physical space. I just didn't know how different!
- I'm no longer working - well, a little bit, for people in Beijing, but nothing here yet.
- My lungs are happier with Da Nang air. I feel I'm healthier from the climate and from my new exercise habits.
- I'm not eating well, though. I used to get a salad a day, now I get so many carbs! But I eat less, because of the hot climate.
- I'm back at square one, language-wise!
I can't help but think how everything will be different, again, at the end of the year.
- We'll be in a new, bigger apartment.
- I'm working on my business idea, but it will probably not be official until sometime in 2019 - such a layout of expense!
- I should know more of the language, although I'm not formally studying it.
- We will have found places to shop for the things we need and want.
- I hope to find somewhere to buy clothes in non-tiny Asian sizes!
- Who knows what social changes are in store? I already have more friends here to hang out with than I did in Beijing.
We all have these moments of future-thought, don't we? Not to dwell on the future, but maybe during goal-setting, maybe after a big change, isn't it kind of important to consider where we think we'll be next year? What might happen in the intervening time? What are our expectations? Where do we hope our lives will be?