We're into the last hours of 2009 and the new year stretches out before us like a blank canvas or an unscribbled page. Not only will we soon start a new year but also a new decade. I can still remember the excitement on December 31, 1999 when, at the last stroke of midnight we ushered in a new millennium. So much has happened in these 10 years, so many earth-shattering events that have changed our way of life. But perhaps it is the little things that happen in our daily lives which have the most impact on us.
All in all, 2009 was a good year for me. It was the year I started my blog, the year I went on my first trip to Paris, the year my son started nursery school, the year I re-visited Tuscany (albeit different cities) and fell in love with it all over again. It has been a year of re-uniting with old school friends and experiencing again a special bond which only seems to get stronger as the years go by.
I have been missing from the blog world for most of December as I chose to spend more time with my family and concentrate on the inner peace that Christmas brings with it. The holidays are almost over and next week it is back to work. The Christmas decorations will come down and life will be back to normal. I always feel a bit sad when it is all over, although I know that the spirit of Christmas will live on in our hearts.
Resolutions for 2010? I do not make them anymore. But I do aim to be more positive and to find more time to write. Meanwhile, I wish you and your loved ones all the very best for the coming year from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to sharing my posts with you and visiting your lovely blogs.