Happy New Year! I love this time of the year – I’m exactly the kind of sentimental grandmom who thinks this really is the time to remember all the great things that happened the past year and be thankful for all of those. And also the time to kind of start over. I don’t really believe in ”new year, new me” since I do try to stay as the same person, but I’m more a believer of ”new year, new goals and new chances”. And I really do believe in the fact and every day is a new beginning, so a new year definitely is one. In my opinion that means that you should start it the best way possible – preparing yourself for the coming challenges by recharging and thinking positive. And what’s a better way to do so than to have an official pyjama day (read the post here if you don’t happen to remember it) and focus especially on the ’looking through photos from the past year’ bit. That’s exactly what I’m doing right now. After picking up my sister from the airport in the morning I went back to bed and slept as lng as I wanted to, put my phone on ’don’t disturb’ mode so that I won’t look at it unless I really have to, opened up all my curtains to see natire light properly, lit up some candles, put on cosy socks that my sister brought me from Hong Kong and started the photo operation and ding other tiny tasks that should be done and will cause my happiness when I pass them, like unpacking from Vietnam (we arrived late last night) and catching up on my studies. I also re-decorated my room while relaxing music (I found the greatest playlist!) a bit and soon I’ll get a big, proper breakfast with fresh juice. For me, that’s the best way to start the new year. The last months of 2017 I was so exhausted that I couldn’t see the good things anymore, I felt like the whole year was only full of deceptions. It only took a week of proper sleep (some Vietnamese heat did help too) to realize that I was completely wrong – 2017 was the best year yet. Sure it was difficult, but all difficulties are lessons that will be useful one day. I had three homes in three different countries, I met amazing people, got to spend time with the amazing people I already knew, saw a ton of new beautiful places and gained hundreds of new experiences. So many amazing things happened that I didn’t even remember half of them before I got to rest and actually think about the past 12 months. It wasn’t perfect, and I wasn’t even closely perfect, and I apologize for the wrong that I did. A friend of mine was said that apologizing means that you won’t do it again, and that’s exactly how I mean it. I thank everyone for being a part of my year 2017, it wouldn’t have been the same without each one and I hope I’ll get to thank each for that for many years to come.
I wish you all the best for the coming year 2018 – 2018 even sounds quite amazing doesn’t it? So let’s make it amazing. xx