Highlights of 2012

2012 is drawing to a close. While eventful, this year has also been a more stable one in many ways. 2012 cemented my employment with Maersk, and I am mostly happy in my job. A highlight of this year was our 25-day trip to the U.S. in May, with numerous good experiences. Another major event was Katrine finishing her studies, and commencing work. This is obviously a big change to our lives, and we are still getting used to the reality of both of us working fulltime.

We’ve spent a considerable amount of time this year looking at apartments and houses to purchase, but for now the hunt is put on hold. There are still a lot of balls in the air, and settling down too much seems a difficult choice given the other options such a move would preclude. The world is still open to us, and closing it would be a shame.

My travel statistics are looking up again, after somewhat of a dry spell in 2011. I have visited 8 countries this year, although none of them were newcomers. Two new cities were added to the list (Boston, Rotterdam), and four new airports (New York LaGuardia, Boston Logan, Buffalo, Brussels).

The highlights of 2012, in short form, are:

  • Birthday in Michigan (May)
  • Bornholm trip with Camerata (November)
  • Business trips to London and Rotterdam (October)
  • Christmas with my parents and brother (December)
  • Katrine finishing her MA thesis and beginning work (August)
  • Looking at real estate, albeit without buying
  • Meeting up with Renae and Dwayne in Copenhagen and Prague (June)
  • New York and Boston (May)
  • Niagara Falls with my parents (May)
  • Passion of St Matthew and Britten’s War Requiem (April, October)
  • Permanent employment with Maersk Line (since April)
  • Running the Eremitage Race again (October)
  • Singing for the Danish Queen at her 40th anniversary (January)
  • The best Messiah performance ever with Camerata (December)
  • Weekend trip to Norway, meeting my mum and grandma (September)

You can also check out my Facebook highlights – and check out my post from last year.

Happy New Year to all of you!


Author: Kenneth Mollerup Birch

Living north of Copenhagen, Denmark. MA in Information Science. Interests include communication, internet, sociology, language, politics, religion, theology, travel, music, and food.

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