December 31, 2008

Happy Silvester!


Another year has come a full circle and today is New Years Eve, or as we call it in Eastern Europe, “Silvester”. The New Years Eve is the ultimate yearly celebration; a bittersweet time, where one ending meets a new beginning.

There has been by now quiet a few such celebrations in my life, I have to admit. More than I like to remember actually. With the passing time, the years seem to become shorter, yet their significance grows. Today, my reflections go back to 2008.

In the past, there have been years that have defined me. Defined and changed me. Milestones, which brought my journey through life in a new direction. Moments in time, when I made decisions that would revolutionize my destiny. This year has been one of them. After a long period of slumber, I awoke to a new existence. I am forever grateful to life for bringing this long awaited change my way. I have never before felt so much alive as I have done these past twelve months.

This conversion brought on a chain reaction of events, which caused me to stumble upon a wonderful blog post, that lead me here and inspired me to start writing my own blog. This is another experience I would never want to have been without. I never knew there are so many talented people out there, not just talented but genuinely kind, smart and caring. And the phrase stating “things happen for a reason” has never made more sense to me that in recent months.

So, I raise my glass to all of you, who have made my visits here so enjoyable; may you have a wonderful evening and in 2009 I wish you, all my blog friends, the VERY BEST!

I am going to spend a few days "off blogging" and devote it to my two roommates; see you all after January 5th.;)

14 comments:

Tom said...

I wish you the happiest of new years!

Keera Ann Fox said...

Happy New Year/Godt nytt år, Protege! See you soon!

Donna said...

Happy New Year to you too!

Hugs,
Donna

Betsy said...

What great thoughts! I agree that it is so great to look back and see how certain events or decisions make your life take a turn and change things completely. Nothing happens by coincendence..everything for a reason! And I love Blog Princess G ~ she's the best! And blogging does add a happy dimension to a life, doesn't it! People you would have never met otherwise are now enriching each other. I love it! Happy Silvester to you!

Michelle H. said...

Happy Silvester/New Year, Protege. I hope you have a good rest and your two roomates get lots of love.

Julie Hibbard said...

Happy New Year, new friend.
You are loved.

Diane said...

Cheers to you, my friend! I am SO glad you stumbled on that post :). Hello to Mr. Irish for me!

Holly said...

HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR to you dear Protege!! I am so enjoying our new found friendship.

Have a wonderful time with your "roommates" ;) ;) Enjoy your holiday!!

Hazel Designs said...

Happy New Year! Wishing you health and happiness in 2009.

Mel said...

Happy New Year, Z! I hope 2009 is very good to you!

Mahmud Yussop said...

Happy New Year! And a More Pleasurable 2009.You have not blogged for nothing. Your posts brings light to many darks corners of my not knowing especially about the Scandanavian climate, culture, people, history etc.Your posts have been significant and a daily feed to my inquisitive mind. Unlike what Macbeth said: " Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player.That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more".
Take care.

Hilary said...

Wishing you the Happiest of New Years, my friend.. may 2009 be even better. :)

Blog Princess G said...

Thank you for the mention Protege, which really touches me. I love your blog and I'm so happy that such wonderful things happened for you in 2008 and I wish you and your two lovely room mates a beautiful 2009. HUGS! BPG

Protege said...

Tom, Keera, Donna, Betsy, Michelle, Julie, Diane, Holly, Hazel, Mel, Mahmud, Hilary, BPG – Thank you all so much and I hope sincerely you all have had a Happy New Year and a wonderful start on 2009.;))