Twenty Eleven

2010 came and went, and some important events happened along the way. I…

  • lived in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, at my wonderful grandmother’s condo (January 18th–February 24th)
  • received my first tattoo, an initials and date of death tribute to my father (February 23rd)
  • attended a Volunteers in Asia (VIA) Spring Orientation in Sausalito, California (April 9th–April 11th)
  • ate dim sum, watched Wicked at the Orpheum, attended a Corinne Bailey Rae concert, and was overwhelmed by taiko drummers during my first trip ever to San Francisco, California (April 12th–April 17th)
  • returned to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for two months in preparation for a year with VIA and a goodbye to Saigon as home (June 22nd)
  • became 144-hour TESOL certified (August 31st)
  • said farewell to Saigon and made Hanoi my permanent home in Vietnam (August 31st)
  • guest lectured at Hanoi University for a semester (September–December)
  • reached my 1-year anniversary working with Graph Paper Press (September 13th)
  • attended a VIA mid-year conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (November 28th–December 4th)
  • committed to a 1-year extension on my guesthouse lease in The Old Quarter (December)

I’d rather not reflect on feelings or other non-action based items from the last year. That’s not what Twenty Ten was about; it was instead about never stopping and always moving. It was also about respecting how little time we all have to get stuff done in our lives before we expire.

Author: Philip Arthur Moore

CEO at We Cobble. We build digital products for people.™

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