January 01, 2011

Crossing The Annual Doorway.

The God of the Doorway is yet again ruling our present.
January is here and with it, all the bittersweet sentiments that come from endings and simultaneous beginnings.

As we brush away the confetti from our hair, recovering from champagne daze and smoke of fireworks - whether we make resolutions or not - we are all facing a pristine year ahead of us. It is ready to be seized and conquered, made into anything we like, as long as we dare to dream and imagine.

Just like the two faced God Janus, looking forward and backward, I can not help but feel a sense of nostalgia as I let go of the last twelve months of my own life. A time of so many changes, a time of happiness and sorrow, of laughter and pain, and most of all a time filled with so many unforgettable moments, those that will become a silver lining on the mental photographs stored in the corners of my memories.  I feel enriched and grateful for all that destiny has bestowed upon me as yet another year is added to the creases of my face. However the lines instigate a strong sense of satisfaction, not dismay. They tell a tale of a year lived and that is is all that I aspire to.

Looking ahead, there is so much promise in the commencing twelve months and I intend to embrace it all, without restrictions. After all, experiences have taught me, that life brings our way wonderful things, but it often takes courage to savor them fully.

Courage to let go of fears and insecurities, courage to take a leap of faith, courage to surrender to our destiny and ultimately courage to give into love and to life itself, despite the incredible uncertainty of the future.

And I intend to be courageous with a fiery passion, as passion is what I do best.
Happy 2011 everyone.

48 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That is some new years resolution, love it. Hope you had a nice party last night and started the year off on the right foot.

Loz said...

And Happy New Year from me too Zuzana

Alberto Hugo Rojas said...

Happy New Year
happy new decade.
your dreams come true every day of the year

Keera Ann Fox said...

A good resolution. Courage to face change and the acceptance that change is inevitable. I struggle with that last one. :-)

Looking forward to sharing 2011 with you via our blogs, Zuzana! Have a wonderful year! Godt nytt år!

LauraX said...

"...ultimately courage to give into love and to life itself, despite the incredible uncertainty of the future."

Zuzana, this line resonates so deeply for me...and I have no doubt that you will step forward into this challenge with grace. Happy New Year dear one!

tony said...

All Good Things in 2011,Zuzana. Enjoy!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh Dear One, if only everyone could be as inspired, as you are... To fully live life.

Gentle New Years hugs...

Radka said...

Ahoj, děkuji ti za komentář. Přeji šťastný Nový Rok, ahoj Radka.

Brian Miller said...

oh yeah, rock that passions...smiles. sounds like you have some good resolutions...have a wonderful new year zuzana

deb said...

perfect thoughts for going ahead.
I want to embrace this as well.
Happy New Year.

Gal Friday said...

What a poetic, enlightened approach you take to welcoming in the new year, Zuzana.
Me? I am just happy the sun is shining, my coffee is strong and hot and that I'll be meeting my sister and friends for breakfast in a bit.

Happy New Year!

ladyfi said...

Amen! Here's to courage, passion and a life well lived!

maja miusow said...

love Ur writing Zuzana. well for me no new years resolutions, but I do have hope that this year will bring me a lot of positive changes. have a wonderful year! x

Snappy Di said...

Wishing you tons of passion in all that you do.

Happy New Year, Zuzana.

Di

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Hi Zuzana! And a Very Happy New Year to you too! Another great inspiring post from you...you certainly have the gift of writing. It's unbelievable that it is 49 degrees F. here this morning...what happened to our cold weather. Our snow is melting. I'm fixing breakfast as I type this...eggs and bacon. The bacon is frying. Then I get to watch the Rose Parade in my PJs. I may never get dressed today! Love to you sweetie and here's to another great year for you.
Hugs, Sandy

Betsy said...

A pristine, fresh year...yes, that's how I look at it too. Full of promise. I hope it's a wonderful year for you, Zuzana... with happiness and unexpected surprises!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely thoughts for the beginning of a new year. Wishing you blessings of peace, joy and love. Tammy

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Beautiful reflections, Zuzana! I so enjoy reading your lovely words. Hope the coming year brings you much joy and prosperity in every way!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year filled of health and great inspirations!

Jill said...

Zuzana, WONDERFUL words and I look forward to what 2011 brings as well.

Happy New Year to you friend! I look forward to visiting here in 2011!

Myrna R. said...

I know your courage and passion will create a wonderful year for you. Happy New Year Zuzana. I'm so glad I met you in 2010.

Mimi said...

happy 2011, dear Zuzana!
One of the nice things that happened to me in 2010 was meeting you and discovering your beautiful blog.
Yes, to live, really live your life, this life, with passion (and integrity), is very important. And it does make lines, but I agree with you, lines are good.
So, here's to living 2011, passionately!

Julie Hibbard said...

Happy HAPPY New Year...New Beginning...NEW adventures and pleasures!!
You are amazing...wishing you the best, my dear friend!

Doreen said...

you sure have a way with words. it will be fun for me to read your posts again for another year. thanks for your kind comment on my blog. here is wishing all good things come your way.

Dan said...

Wonderful words Zuzana!! A happy, pristine New Year to you!
Dan
-x-

Paul C said...

What a fitting image for 1/1/11: looking back and ahead. Best wishes for the exciting possibilities of the new year.

Bossy Betty said...

As always, you inspire me! Thanks for that.

Hope your New Year is a wonderful one!

(Scribe816) said...

This line in your post jumped out at me.”… the creases of my face.”
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Remember this my dear friend, a man of substance finds those lines very appealing.

Just_because_today said...

well, about time you come back!

I always say that if it wasn't for the downs,we wouldn't appreciate the highs. A year hands us that, ups and downs.
It takes courage, Zuzana, to accept the challenges and to savor what life gives us. Many times we close the door afraid to get hurt. Open it. Let it in. enjoy it.

Happy New Year!

sprinkles said...

Happy New Year, Zuzana!

And welcome back, I've missed you! :)

Dulce said...

Passion is what you do best... Oh I love that, as I love your blog and the courage with which you write.
Seen you a few times at Susan's Miriam's
hummm I think I am gong to follow your steps on this new year...

Thank you, and may all those wishes be realized :)

SandyCarlson said...

Onward into a beautiful new year. God bless, friend! Thank you for you.

CherylK said...

I love your paragraph about Courage, Zuzana. It's inspiring! I feel as though 2011 is going to be a very good year and I'm so looking forward to it.

I wish you all the best, dear Zuzana. Thank you for your friendship.

Baron's Life said...

Happy New Year Zuzana...may passion in your 2011 endeavors never abandon you. Cheers

Holly said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL post Zuzana!! I feel so inspired! I adore your passion. It is almost tangeable. :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR dear friend!!!!!!!

Rajesh said...

Great pot.
Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Sumandebray said...

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!
Nature does not distinguish 31st December from the next day. For mother nature every dawn is a fresh new beginning!
Cheers!

steviewren said...

Happy New Year Zuzana! I must try to match your enthusiasm for the changes the new year holds. I like the idea of it being a clean slate for experiences and loves.

The first task I am assigning myself this year is to rid my life of clutter. I'd like a clean slate in my home. I better get to work so it doesn't take me a whole year to get it done.

Cottage Garden said...

Happy New Year Zuzana! I have so enjoyed taking this journey with you during the last 12 months and look forward to many more wonderfully wise and reflective posts.

I have a feeling 2011 is going to be a fantastic year for you dear friend!

Much love
Jeanne
xox

Absolutely Ladylike said...

How beautiful dearest Zuzana. This post has definitely made my day...I can't imagine a more passionate reminder than these lines. Thanks a lot darling and I wish you a wonderful 2011. I'm so glad we connected and I look so much forward to read more from you and hopefully meet this year!

Much love: Evi

Bachelor said...

Zuzana,
Hope the new year is filled with joys unspeakable for you. Let your passion for life given you the courage to meet the challenges of the moment. I like "Crossing the Annual Doorway"... takes you right into the new year :)
Smiles and happiness to you
Lord Thomas of Wellington

LadyCat said...

I hope your new year is off to a sparkling start. Living life passionatly is the onky way to live. Any other way is merely existing. I can tell that you live your life to the fullest and wish you much love and laughter in 2011 : )

Claus said...

I like January, because it feels "new" and filled with possibilities. I like to clean my house, organize as many things I can, clean the garden, plant new flowers, wear something new...it feels as if the new year comes with plenty of possibilities and I want to tackle them all. I just need to work on the "face the fears" because it is something that I can't deal well with to this day. But I do want to be brave in 2011 and look for new opportunities and changes. While they will be hard at first, I want and hope they will be a good thing for me in the long run.
Happy 2011 to you my friend!! Let it be a year of better and great things for you in every aspect of life.
many hugs!!

Zuzana said...

Elizabeth, Loz, Alberto, Keera, Laura, tony, Amelia, Radka, Brian, Deb, Tina, ladyfi, maja, Di, Sandy, Betsy, T, C and V, Philip, Jill, Myrna, Mimi, Julie, Doreen, Dan, Paul, Betty, Scribe, Myriam, sprinkles, Dulce (welcome), Sandy, Cheryl, Baron, Holly, Rajesh, Sumandebray, Stevie, Jeanne, Evi, The Bach and LadyCat – so glad you enjoyed my take on the sweet sentiments of endings and beginnings.
I am wishing you all the very best in the New Year, whether you make resolutions or not - may you all have a passionate and prosperous 2011.

Your visits and your kind words are the silver lining on my days – and for that I am endlessly grateful.;)

Xoxo,
Zuzana

Zuzana said...

Dear Claudia, great to see you back my friend and thank you for your lovely comment - here is wishing all the best with finding the courage to make the necessary changes .;)
xoxo

Jerry said...

You accept life's offerings as they become part of you...and because they are part of you they can't be judged harshly.

Go with God.

Hope Despite Depression said...

I'm so glad you're back from your well-deserved "mini-break"! :) This is just what I needed to read today... I've been feeling down the past couple of days - out of nowhere - Secretly I think it's because I've missed your upbeat and uplifting writings.... :)

((HUGS))
Christine

Hilary said...

So inspiring, my friend. Happy New Year to you!