Friday, 31 December 2010

A New Year is Around the Corner

A new year is about to start, there are only a few hours left and it is impossible not to ponder about all what happened in 2010.

Personally, 2010 was a great year for me and my family. I finished my PhD, got a job and came back to Mexico to family and old friends. Not everything has been easy though, leaving the place we called home for the last 4 years did not come without it's tears. We miss friends that became our family, a chosen family which makes them all the more special. But at least there's always the chance we'll meet again.

At the same time, 2010 has been a year of unrest to Mexico. Violence has taken hold of many cities in the country. Guadalajara is still relatively a safe heaven, but it might be a matter of time.

My heart goes to all the brave people fighting the drug cartels and to those that have been victims of this war as unfortunate bystanders. I know people is tired of all this violence and some even wish for a new government more willing to negotiate a truce. But I believe it was necessary, ignoring the problems doesn't make them go away. I wish for 2011 that we Mexicans will be strong enough to do our part and fight crime, violence and corruption from within our own families. Make no mistake we are not in this situation by accident. Hopefully next year the sky will clear in this matter.

To all who might read this, I wish you health, strength, conviction to get your goals and prosperity for the incoming 2011! Let's make of our living something special and noteworthy.

Desde Mexico, un abrazo y ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!. Que Dios los bendiga en este 2011.

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