Scusate ragazze, ma sono troppo pigra per scrivere questo post in due lingue, è troppo lungo. Spero non vi dispiace leggerlo in inglese, se no potete tradurlo con google traduttore <3
1. Friendship & goodness in people
Last years have been rough on me when it comes to friends, I already lost a bunch when I moved to Italy and when I became a mom I lost more of them and then I lost some more because of useless drama they made (good I had many friends hahhaa) and I haven’t been bonding too much with anyone anymore, I had some bad experiences with new friends here in Italy as well so at some point I just decided to cut it and not to reach out to anyone, not to try to make new friends and gave up on friendship completely. But this year I started this blog I got to know so many sweet and loving people, who restored my faith that there is goodness in people and maybe friendship is not a lost art. And I also got closer again with my oldest BFF from Estonia (read about her here) & made peace with another longtime girlfriend. I want to thank all of you for that and to give out a special thanks to some of the special ladies out there with who I have become very close ♥ I’m sure they know who they are =)
2. To be less lazy
I can be super productive and active, when it comes to work and so, but I’m ashamed to admit that at home I’m a big lazyass… This year I tried to kick myself as much as I could to do more and I’m happy to say I did get better. I’m not there yet cause I’m also pretty stubborn and I hate being told what to do, even when I myself tell me what to do! Let me just say I’m on a good path.
3. To listen my husbands advice
As most of you know my husband is a martial arts-kung fu master and he has a wide knowledge of chinese medicine, nutrition & all health related stuff and in 8 years Ihave NEVER done something he’d advise me to do….I know, poor man…. This year, halleluuja, I finally took his advice and actually did the exercises he gave for a health issue and Whoa I was amazed how well it worked!!! I was so suprised of the results I got. Why am I so damn stubborn and never listened to him before, whyyyyyy!?
4. To spend more time with my kids
I stay with my kids 24/7 & have been since they were born, I don’t have anyone to help me with them and I don’t do alone time or go somewhere without them BUT I never really spend time with them, I just feed, wash and care for them. I am a very impatient person so I find it hard to sit down and play with them and stuff but this year I have improved a lot also in this. They are happy and I am happy :)
5. To be thankful
Economically this hasn’t been a good year at all, but that has made me appreciate more the little things and taught me to be more thankful for what I have. I am even thankful for being so poor this year hahhhaa cause it has taught me so much!
6. Self control
Another veeery difficult thing for a gemini person, but I have made babysteps forward of which I am very proud!
7. My connection with nature
Most of the time I have lived in Italy, I lived in a big city (which I hated) and I didn’t have the chance to take walks in the nature and all stuff like that and at the end I kind of started to forget about how much I enjoyed it and how much I loved to be outside in the middle of the green. Fortunately a year and a half I moved in a small town and I have begun to remember what a tree hugger I once was :D I love it! Estonians are known for their nature loving culture and nature spirits and gods back in time and I embrace it all.
8. Remembering who I am
In 2013 I finally started to feel like myself again, last years have been like a weird dream, like I wasn’t myself, like I wasn’t really partecipating in my own life and now I have started living again. Finally I feel alive and I’m starting to remember who I was and who I am
9. Letting in the sadness
I am learning to not to be afraid of the sadness and sad emotions. I have been blocking every sad thought, memory and feeling, I got tired of that in 2013 and I have been trying to let it all pass through me and learn to let in again like I did when I was younger. Also this is still a work in progress but I’m proud of myself to keep going =)
Yet another characteristic that us geminis don’t have :D But I have been working on it and I am proud of my progress! Take a look at my first post I did on this blog in January, I listed some things I wanted to do this year and I have done my best to do so all year, so that makes me pretty damn determinated hahhhaa I have a more personal list wrote down as well and I did a good job there too, one of the goals was to keep blogging and to make this blog to grow and to be better – I think I did a pretty good job. =)
In few words, I am proud of myself this year! I have grown a lot as a person, many of my accomplishments were things others don’t necessarily see, little things I changed inside of me, a way of thinking and acting. So Goodbye 2013 thanks for all the things you tought me, thank you for all the good things and thank you for all the lessons you gave me! This is the first time I am quite sad to see a year ending, hopefully 2014 will be a good one and I will continue to try to be a better person!