Hello my lovely friends. Welcome to 2011. How did you celebrate? We were just chilling at home – with a soak in the tub for two, yadi yadi yada and watched Black Swan accompanied by a bottle of wine and light snacks. A few minutes till midnight (without realizing that) our daughter came out of her room and called for me, I quickly ran up and took her back to bed and cuddled her back to sleep, I heard a whispered countdown by my husband and was smiling ear to ear at the stroke of midnight with my little angel in my arms. What a beautiful welcome to the New Year that was ;)
Isn’t it great, exciting or a little scary that another year had just ended. I don’t know about you but I couldn’t be happier about leaving the old year behind. That old 2010 only gave me trouble. Serious trouble, seriously. It had the guts to test my physical strength with my Myasthenia Gravis symptoms, my inner strength with the emotional burned of coming with symptoms I couldn’t control. It tested my will power when I went head on and decided to change everything in my diet and went to an anti-candida, semi-vegan (I eat some fish), and gluten free diet. This was not easy at first – but I think I nailed it and now I have an (almost) normal life, almost symptom free thanks to these diet changes. Isn’t it strange how a diet can treat an ailment or a chronic disease – - imagine what it could do with preventative measures. (On a sidenote, if you’re going through some health issues, even if it’s stress, anxiety, mood swings etc., although these even may not be considered ‘health problems’ per se, but a tweaking of a diet could help you bounce back to a healthier and happier self. Especially with those winter blues – keep that in mind.)
The 2010 avalanche of problems elso affected my marriage and career that I’m still trying to work through. Plus I said goodbye to my youthful 20′s ;) – enough said? I couldn’t have been happier when I tossed that old calendar to the trash, I mean, the recycling bin ;) I am grateful for some things like the lessons I learned, personal discoveries I made, and gratitude I felt. I have slowly throughout that year transformed and now in this new year I feel so brand new. Healed, happy and lucky to have trusted my gut instincts all along. I am now feeling so free but focused, determined and strong.
I have had good things happen to me in 2010 also and one of the biggest good things was creating this space here. My little blog has been a therapy tool, creative outlet and support system that I’m really grateful for. I get filled with happiness each time I read a comment from a regular visitor friend or someone completely new. I love the connection this social media is creating. I embrace the friendships and the inspirations I get from so many wonderful people through the blog world. So thank you, if you’re reading this.
As for my New Year’s Resolutions, here they go. (although I never really make them, this time I will do my best to pour my whole heart into doing this)
I do have high hopes that this year will be much better. (I keep checking for the January forecast on Astrology Zone but there’s nothing yet). I just need a sign from the stars to make sure this year does start off well. I’m not a big astrology buff – but these forecasts have sometimes helped me resolve some of my issues – check it out – see how your stars are aligned ;) just for fun!
Wishing you a wonderful 2011, may it bring you new possibilities and bless you with love, health and peace in your life.
PS. I will reveal my secret project on monday. See you then ;)
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