Another year of mixed blessings is coming to an end and I couldn’t let it pass without acknowledging some particular milestones in my life.
Obviously, there was the Turkey adventure which I hope to resume in the spring; funds permitting and fates being kind. And secondly, I discovered the wonderful world of blogging in April and here I am eight months on and who’d have thought it! I started this blogging malarkey as a hobby sitting in a small dusty little Turkish grocery shop when I was miles away from home and had the grand total of one English friend to my name.
I have so much to be thankful for and for the first time in my life I feel that I’m one of the popular cool kids; which was something I never managed to achieve at school or college. But the most fortunate things about this particular circle of cool kids,there is no judgement or cruelty, all are welcome and we share the gift of laughter. I feel privileged to be part of our blogging community and grateful that you all welcomed this mere amateur so warmly from the very first. Whenever life is being unkind and I lose my way for a short while, I know that one of your posts or comments will either inspire or cheer me even on my bluest of days.
I have made some terrible decisions this year and I can’t guarantee I won’t make a thousand more. No doubt in 2013 there’ll be tears but hopefully they will be sprinkled with a few rainbows. So I’ll be raising a glass to you all this evening when I’m counting you amongst my blessings and welcoming the arrival of a New Year steeped in promise and adventure.
Wishing you all much laughter, love & happiness in the year ahead my friends.