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2013 in a Few Words

December 31, 2013

For the first time in my life I’m glad that we’ve come to an end of the year. I’m not superstitious, but that 13 was always playing on my mind… and I can frankly say that it was a year of loses – unexpected, unforgettable and depressing; yet I don’t want to concentrate on something bad, I’d rather thank for the beautiful and joyful days, that must have simply slipped out of my memory…

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Below you’ll find a short list of achievements. It proves that 2013 wasn’t that bad after all.

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12 Months at a Glance

What happened in 2013?

January – on the 23rd of January I published my first review for Cico Books and a nice friendship was born. Since that day there must have been at least another 20 of such reviews, all illustrated with nice photographs from the actual books. By the way, I’m hoping to introduce you to many more of such beautiful publications next year!

February – I came across the 8×8 Project and joined them in their quest to raise more funds for children suffering from cancer. If I managed to encourage any of you to take part as well, I’d call it a small victory. The more you give, the more you receive, right?

March – We published the first issue of A Muse for Life – a free online magazine for creative individuals. (I hope you enjoyed reading all 4 issues?) I finally had an excuse to interview a few extremely talented artists and met Alison and Lisa, who kindly helped me with several articles. We also published a very serious Tuesday interview with Birdie.

April –  We hit the 300 followers mark! At the moment we already have more than 450, which of course is even better, and I hope I can keep you all interested, so that you don’t run away.

May – I took you to a very special place on the island of Lanzarote – Cesar Manrique Cabrera’s Museum. This artist and architect realized how important it is to preserve natural beauty.

June – For the first time ever in my blogging history I managed to published a few posts while traveling! This might mean that I’m getting the hang of using wi-fi whenever I can and hopefully will lead to more exciting posts next year. Fingers crossed.

July – We published the first guest post on this blog – Kathie Vezzani told us about Santos dolls. I guess my wish to become a santeras now has to be moved to next year, yet I’m not giving up on this idea.

August – We celebrated our 2nd Birthday!

September – I joined Sarah’s challenge – painting for only 37 minutes. By they way, it’s much harder than you might think.

October – I started my Silent Sunday posts – one photograph and no words.

November – I came across Kickstarter, a website that might come in handy when you come up with a brilliant creative idea, but have no money to make it happen.

December – this month was the most tiring, as I decided to run an online Advent calendar and had to come up with 24 posts in a row. I hope that you liked the bigger part of them. (If I had a chance to do this once again, I’d probably start preparing them in the summer!)

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Thank you EVERYONE for reading posts on my blog, I really appreciate having you here!
Thank you for reading and for commenting, and for inspiring me to move on!

My special THANK YOU this year goes to people who are becoming (or have already become) my friends: Sarah Zoutewelle-MorrisPatricia G, Kathie Vezzani, Sue ReadBirdiePeter KnightLaura BloomsburyDoreen E. LeporeDoronartPiaClaire Leggett, Robert Bridges and Sandra.

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And finally a short message for 2014:

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnack

Start changing today. All the best for the year ahead! K.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2013 11:36 am

    This post really resonates wih me: 2013 was a terrible year for me and honestly, I can’t wait for it to be over.
    That said, I wish 2014 will be your year and hopefully mine too. So happy new year!

    • December 31, 2013 12:36 pm

      Happy New Year!

      Thank you for your kind words, I do hope that it’s going to be OUR year. Keep smiling, everything should be all right at the end, right? K.

  2. December 31, 2013 2:50 pm

    Thanks for so many great posts! Happy New Year!

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