New year reflections

January 20, 2010

in Book musings,Stockholm

An icebreaker regularly clears a path through frozen Lake Mälaren.

It has been a frosty start to the new year in Stockholm. An icebreaker regularly clears a path through frozen Lake Mälaren. Photo by Robert Corkery.

I am always amused by how busy the gym is this time of year. Classes that normally have 10-15 people in them are suddenly overbooked. Today there was a long line of people hoping to get into the class that I had luckily pre-booked in anticipation of the crowd. It is my annual new year’s defense strategy.

As a general rule, I do not make new year’s resolutions. Instead, I try to be good about going to the gym year round, for instance. What I do enjoy doing at this time of year is taking a look back. I think it comes from all my years working in magazines and writing editor’s notes.

Thinking about this, it hit me that I have been writing this blog for over a  year now. In that time, I have had 20,000 views from 26 countries, including 28 states in the US and six cities in Australia and even countries as far flung as Romania, Thailand, Venezuela and Argentina. Given that I have for the most part been writing about my life in Sweden, I am not surprised by the many readers in Sweden. But I am surprised by all the others. So thanks to each of you for reading.

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1 maria January 20, 2010 at 19:46

I have read 59 North all year and will continue to enjoy the weekly thought-provoking happenings of your life in Sweden. You’re able to describe the subconscious passings of a bittersweet day with style. I’m hooked.

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