Sunday, December 19, 2010

Taking a Break

This year that is so quickly approaching its end has been a very exciting year for me. So much has changed, so many new opportunities opened up, so many new connections that fill my heart with warmth and joy. Many of you are fellow flyers and might have been gone through similar experiences - the fear, the courage, the incredible excitement, the doubts, the encouragement.

Starting my blog was one of the big changes this year and this involves you. I still can remember the excitement about the very first comment I got. By commenting you have so often given me encouragement, lifted me up when I was a bit down, and very often put a broad smile on my face and sometimes even let me laugh out loud (something I really love to do). Before, I had never thought that people I only know through the Internet could become close. Today, I know better.

I am so grateful for you.

To all of you - have a peaceful Christmas, and if you don't celebrate Christmas I hope that the spirit of the season touches your heart. May 2011 be a good, healthy and joyful year for you.

This year has also been quite exhausting. Therefore, I have decided to take a break from my blog (and most probably from the computer) until the end of the year. Most likely you will not hear from me, but rest assured that I will think of you.

I look forward to "meeting" all of you again in blogland in the new year.


windrock studio said...

Carola, I am so in love with this image! And I can relate to everything that you said here ... starting a blog, getting the first comment, making connections, all so exciting. Enjoy your break, and enjoy the holidays ... see you soon!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Have a great break and wishing you and your family a wonderful season´s greetings..see you next year!!

foxysue said...

Dear Carola,

What beautiful name for Christmas, I have several friends named Carol and I feel very privileged to have found another!

Your words brought a little tear to my eye, it is rather an emotional time! I can see by your Christmas post that you value the tradition of sharing peace and love with your neighbours, family and friends, so a lovely peaceful holiday is wished to you and yours.

I look forward to our exchange of comments in 2011.

Love the bench pic,

Sue X

Molly said...

Wishing you and your family a joyful Christmas holiday!

Charles Stewart said...

Dear Carola,

Thanks for your blog - it's been great connecting (even only as an observor). Hoe you and your family have a peaceful and successful Christmas and New Year. Herzliche Weihnachtsgrüße!!

Rhonda said...

Merry Christmas Carola. This is a beautiful image and absolutely captures the feeling of winter! I have enjoyed getting to know you and become your friend in blog land. I too, have experienced much of these same emotions and experiences, and am equally as grateful to have met you and many others. Enjoy your break, and we'll all be here when you get back!

Hugs ~ Rhonda

Marcie said...

Such beautiful light in this image. Enjoy your break. Wishing you and yours a holiday filled with magic and light!

Marilyn & Jeff said...

Have a wonderful Christmas, keep warm and safe.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Ich wünsche dir eine erholsame Blog- und PC-freie Zeit. Dir und deinen Lieben ein besinnliches Weihnachtsfest und einen guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr.

Diana said...

Wishing you a very warm and Merry Christmas, Carola. I just finished baking Stolen...I'll save you a piece for best wishes for the New Year.

Maria Wheeler, Simply Cool Stuff said...

Have a peaceful New Year, Carola. Despite the snow, that bench looks very inviting as a nice resting spot. See you next year!