This time of year, I like to think back on the year we’re about to leave behind, as well as the possibilities of the one ahead. A few years ago, I started a tradition that has stuck with me: to choose a theme word in the beginning of the year to guide and inspire me as I pursue my goals.
2019 has seen big changes in our family, with our oldest daughter moving to Sweden in January. The rest of us went back to Sweden in the summer to attend the wonderful wedding ceremony and reception as she married our dear son-in-law, and then we went to Boston to help our youngest daughter settle into her five-week Berklee music college program. My husband and I also bought a new house in our hometown, before going back to Malaysia after an intense summer! The end of the year finds us all reunited here in Kuala Lumpur for the high school graduation of our youngest and to celebrate the holidays together.
We just came home from spending a couple of days in Pangkor Laut, a tropical island just off the Malaysian west coast, which is one of our favourite places to unwind from the stressful city life.
My theme word for 2019 was “work”, which served me well as I worked hard to finish my book manuscript in between all of these happy occasions and travels. With this latest manuscript, I have reached my goal of writing one book every year for these past four years. Which brings me to my theme word for the next year, which I have decided will simply be a repetition of last year’s: work.
I feel that after a few weeks of recharge during the holidays, I am ready to dive back into writing and editing with all the passion I have for this wonderful craft that I love. Yay! I can’t wait to tell you more about my latest project, but this is all I can share for now…
One thing that I can share, is that we are preparing to move back to Sweden in the spring, which will be a huge change for us after eight years in Asia. I am a bit anxious about the move, even though I consider myself a veteran of moving overseas at this point… I am very happy that we already have our new house in place, so that one big thing is already taken care of.
We are all looking forward to seeing our friends and family back home on a regular basis, as well as enjoying Swedish food and nature, both of which we have also missed dearly.
Wishing you joy and health in abundance in the coming year, with strength and energy to fulfill your dreams,
Thanks Anders! 🙂
It’s been such a long time since we last talked. I’m impressed with all that you’ve done in the past year. I’m sure next year will be as productive to you. And although I love to travel too, I know the feeling of coming home.
As for me, I’ll just say the Twenties are back and I’m so excited!
Thanks and yes, I hope to be able to carve out writing time around the big move… Very excited to come home! And yay, hooray for the twenties! 🙂
Välkommen hem till Sverige. Ska bli så roligt att få träffa er igen. Spännande att få se ert nya hus. Var utanför i somras i samband med att jag var på bröllopet. Så nära havet FANTASTISKT.
Jaa, snart kommer vi! Vad roligt att du fick se huset, ska bli underbart att bo nära havet och er därhemma igen. Kram, kram!
2019 års höjdpunkt var verkligen bröllopet. Vi önskar familjen välkommen hem och gott nytt år!
Tack så mycket och gott nytt år på er också! ❤️
Vart i Sverige flyttar ni?
Vi flyttar hem till Göteborg, fast till andra sidan stan i Askim nära havet ❤️
Trevligt med ett nytt inlägg. Låter som ännu ett spännande år för dig/er. Kul att du fortsätter skriva mycket – ser fram emot att läsa nästa.
Tack snälla Eva! ❤️
Så roligt att ni kommer hem igen. Varmt välkomna o lycka till med allt.❤❤❤
Tack Anja! ❤️
Vad roligt att ni flyttar hem!!! Ska bli kul att träffa er.
Och vilket år ni haft. Jag väntar med spänning på att dina böcker ska bli utgivna. 🙂
Yay, snart kommer vi! Och ja, vilket år! Känner mig glad att jag kunnat skriva också vid sidan av alla roligheter 🙂
Great news! Benvenuti!! ♥️
Wishing You joy, health, strength and energy in abundance and new dreams fulfilled !
Grazie mille! ❤️ And thanks for the well wishes! 🙂