Week Fifty-Two

A YEAR.

A year already!!

It doesn’t feel like a year yet. I don’t feel I’ve scratched the surface of what a year living in a foreign country looks like. I still don’t have a strong grasp of the language. I still wander round the supermarket and have no idea what some of the foods are. I’m still finding out new, weird and wonderful things about this place on a daily basis. It can’t be a year. I’m not done yet. So far I’ve written some 25000 words about my Mexican adventure and there are still loads more to come. I’ve not even managed to see half the places on the ‘must see list’….and that list is getting longer by the day.

So far, I know I’m here until July ’14 (beyond that I still don’t know) so I have a hell of a lot of work to do in the next year. I am going to have to travel and I’m really gonna have to knuckle down and get my Spanish sorted. I’m hoping to take my iGCSE in the Summer term and so between now and then I’m going to have to work like a demon. That’s ok though, I don’t mind hard work and I don’t mind a challenge. I’ll keep you posted.

What will the next adventure bring? Who knows? What I do know is that both myself and my little brother are starting the NaNoWriMo challenge in November. If you’ve never heard of it the challenge is to write a 50k novel in one month. That’s next on my to do list. I’m not sure how much blogging I’ll manage to do between now and then but I’ll do my best to keep you up to date.

So there we go “The Year of Reading in Mexico” challenge has ended. 42 books read on my Kindle plus countless other paper copies that people have given me. A blog post every week, NaPoWriMo & A-Z blog challenges, a hurricane, a volcano, beaches and bottles of really cheap beer, hundreds of oogy bug incidents, new friends and visits from old ones.

AND YOU!! I have had the most amazing year and thank you to all of you for reading along, commenting or private messaging me with your thoughts. Life is all about the journey and a journey is better with you in it so thank you, thank you, thank you.

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