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another year

Impossible that a whole year can have passed so quickly! Yesterday was my birthday and September also marks a whole year of blogging for me. I spent the day working and then going out to dinner with my family in our favourite italian next-door restaurant, so this post is a day late.

A lot has happened in this one year, some good, some bad. My dad had a heart attack (writing that still makes that weird gut-wrenching feeling in my stomach) but is now doing so much better thankfully. I finished my thesis and thus completed my education I guess, though I feel there is still so much to learn. I got a job which has pushed me further and has made me realize again what kind of person I am and what kind of person I will never be and that I am ok with that.
Putting those things into categories of “good” and “bad” feels wrong. Sometimes good things come out of bad events and, as a friend has taught me once, every decision we make is ultimately the right decision, because it takes us new places and experiences and thus makes us grow as a person. It is our responsibility to embrace our decisions and make the best of things.

Those are the landmarks but there have been soo many little bits in between. My life is, in some ways, very different than a year ago (especially looking back at my birthday post from last year). Yet the fundamental things, the things that matter, are unchanged:
My boyfriend, who continues to say the right things at the right time always. I am the luckiest girl in the world.
My family, who I love so very much.
My friends of all ages, who I can always rely on. You guys know who you are and you are the very best!!
My sweet, shy cats who give me joy every single day.
The bestest pony of all, who challenges me to get over myself and teaches me that there are few things worth making a fuss about.

And last but not least, all the wonderful people from all over the world who I meet through blogging and who are, at times, as real to me as if we had already met. Thank you so much for taking the time to read through my ramblings, for commenting and encouraging!
Here’s to another year 🙂