It has been over a month since my last blog post! I know yall missed me haha. To be honest this month off of blogging has been because I have been incredibly busy with work ( I am working two jobs now and I have some private English clients plus I am going to be starting official Spanish classes soon!) and also because I really did need this time off. Many things have happened to me in the past month and I just needed time to myself to decompress and digest all the things that have gone on in my life. As my frequent readers know, I started writing this blog way back when I was in Australia in 2009 to let my friends and family know what was going on with my life while I was away. After a while it turned more personal for me. Now I write this for yall but mostly for me. For my memories and my life. So I can look back at this twenty years from now and know what was going on at a particular time. I have always been honest in this blog and I plan to continue to be so. With that being said, I want to let yall know something. It is sad news but I don't want to hide it any longer.
Viviana and I have ended our relationship. Obviously this is very sad for me and very personal so I don't want to go into too many details but everything that has happened, happened for a reason. Two people can have very much love for each other and try really hard in a relationship and it still doesn't work out. I still care for her very much and wish her only the best. I have been in this position before and may be in this position again. I truly felt that I had everything right this time, that this relationship was the one forever but it wasn't. So now I am trying to get myself back on track and do what I need to do to get myself back in a good spot again. I will always have fond memories of her though.
I had a great Christmas,Birthday and New Years and I was also lucky enough to have one of my best friends in the world Bernd Eisenhut from Germany come visit me! Ben and I have always had a close bond since we traveled together for so long and we just know each other really well and are on the same level. I really enjoyed his visit here and he seems to have enjoyed it as well. I hope to visit him in Germany in the future for sure. His visit here really meant a lot to me because he is the first friend from overseas to visit me here in Colombia. But, I did have some more sad news as well. My grandfather passed away after a fairly long sickness and I was not able to attend the funeral. I also had two friends die in close succession of each other. I really felt for a while that 2013 was just beating me down and it was not fun at all. But, I am hoping from here on out things improve!
Since Ben left (he was here for three weeks) I have really buried myself in work and I am about to start these Spanish classes and work my way towards my translator certification so I am excited about that! In previous month's I had too much time and not enough money, now my money situation is better but I have no time! I guess it isn't a horrible trade off though. Not for a while. Yall may remember me blogging about my friend from Canada who is traveling and driving his truck all over South America, his name is Mark. Well he is now my roommate here and we are even working at the same business, teaching English so it is nice to be living with a friend and being able to speak English with someone.
I guess that is about all that has happened really. I am just trying my best to get myself back on track and in a good spot in life. Trying to stay happy and positive and I look forward to the future here. I do hope all of you are having a great 2013 so far. -Tyler