Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday's with Mr. Milk - Reflections of a Decade

I'm back from a three week hiatus of no Friday blog post, so I have a bit of catching up to do... See, although the trip to Cyprus may be viewed by many as a vacation, Chocolate Lover and I both know that visiting family and friends is, as mentioned in an earlier post, more taxing than relaxing. Nevertheless, we had a good time and I'm happy to report that the wedding planning did not take over all of our time like it did in the summer. We even had a chance to get away to a nice spa resort for a quick break. 

It seems like everyone I speak to, include my beloved fiance, was happy to say goodbye to 2009. For me, 2009 wasn't so bad... I completed my graduate studies, got a raise, travelled extensively, got to finally live with my fiance after five years of long distance, and got a brand new car at the end of the year. All in all, from my perspective, things weren't so bad.

How about the last decade? You know, it doesn't matter what you get to do or how much you have; what really matters at the end of the day is how much did you laugh and did you have the privilege of being healthy. I can't complain folks. The first decade of the 2000's was great for me. It was the decade in which I relocated to Canada, found my calling in what I wanted to study, became as independent as one could ever be with a career that I absolutely love, found my true love, and asked her to marry me. The end of the decade may have left me with a few more (some might argue a lot more) grey hair, but all in all I have been blessed by a healthy lifestyle and attitude, with lots of people that care about us around, and I pray that Chocolate Lover and I can continue along this path. 
Sure, my hair may have chosen disgrace over defeat, but if that's the worst of what 10 years has for me, I am looking forward to the next decade.

Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to Fridays with Mr. Milk. 

Until next Friday, this is Mr. Milk signing off. 

7 fabulous blogger's comments:

Giovanna said...

good for you, mr. milk! you've got such a good attitude...and i think that's the right way to look back...not just at 2009, but the entire decade. best to you both - this is gonna be a big year! xoxo, giovanna

Giovanna said...

ps. i added chocolate lover to my blogroll! love you guys!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Aww I love your attitude too. Here's to another great decade AND lifetime for you two!

PartyPlannerGal said...

Agree - love your attitude! Glad you got a chance to relax in Cyprus!

k80 @ onegirlsjourney said...

Great perspective! You're a good egg, Mr. Milk! :)

Ms. Chouette said...

Love the attitude... and i know what you mean by "going home is not a vacation." It never is when I go back home. I usually need a vacation when i come back in the States. LOL!

Insanitykim said...

Hoppin' over from SITS!

Yes, your outlook is great, one that we all need to remember and embrace!

Happy endeavors to you for the New Year! :) Great to see a MAN's so rare, in my circles anyway!!

Cherish that gray hair. You have earned it.