I started to reflect before I hopped on the plane, but since I didn’t find the time, here I am…wishing everyone a happy New Year from Ireland.

Thanks right. Its more than appropriate for you to be jealous…I’ll give you a minute…

Ok minute over.

Left home on the 27th, and I don’t return until the 7th. I’m having a ball with the love of my life in his country, drinking and singing and telling stories and laughing our asses off.

I have to admit that while I love the city, all I had to do was see the verdant hills of the vast countryside and hear the silence to appreciate the appeal. It is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

As I write this I am surrounded by the euphoria and joy, I can’t help but be grateful for life, love and friends (even if they’re someone else’s). I am truly amazed at the differences and — most importantly — the similarities.

I want to bring the Boy and the Kid here so they can see the wood, and see that all the world does not exist on one continent.

So…for some reflection.

I’ve learned that nothing goes according to plan. That life goes on, so fuck your plan. If things don’t go according to plan, you recalibrate the plan. I’ve also learned that certain things are more important to me than others (like living near the beach) and faced the truth (that I deserve everything I desire) and debt…

And now I’m in Ireland.

Suffice it to say, 2010 was eventful and transformative. And I fully expect 2011 to be the same.

So happy New Year from Ireland. May the this year be a prosperous for all of you.