January 2, 2011 Happy Shiny New Year!
Happy New Year everyone! I hope that you had a wonderful, safe, healthy, and memorable holiday celebration with your loved ones–full of love, gratefulness, and compassion towards each other.
It has been a unique holiday for me in that I am helping my 20-year-old daughter get ready for the trip of a lifetime. She is leaving tomorrow to study abroad for a semester in Australia! I will miss her but I am so excited for her to have this wonderful adventure. We are driving her to the airport tomorrow morning where she and a friend leave from Chicago and then they land in Los Angeles, then to Australia and then two more flights to get to her final destination (30 hours from start to finish). I’m glad she has a friend with her to help navigate the airports and all the unknowns along the way.
She is more excited than afraid and that is the way it should be! I am so proud of her taking the initiative to go on such a trip! And it helps knowing that Oprah took her entire audience there just last month ha ha–so it MUST be a safe and wonderful place. And we have Skype set up so we can catch up whenever she wants.
After spending the night in Chicago and then taking a couple days to regroup, I will be back with more posts and news of new things to come for the new year. Yay 2011! It’s going to be a great year!