It’s here at last! Christmas is here.
As the year was coming to an end and I have been sitting in the office one day, I promised myself to spend these last few days of the year in quiet reflection, with the loved ones and lots of relaxation. But December 24 is always different. No matter how long I want to sleep, I still wake up early in the morning and can’t wait to see everyone else out of bed and spend the day together. But everyone is asleep, except for the small children in the apartment above. I am sitting at my desk now, silence around me, writing these few lines and in anticipation to the wonderful evening we will be having later, I can’t help thinking of everything that has happened in my life in the course of the year. They say the older you get, the faster are years passing by. Well, let’s clear one thing: I am not old yet. Still, years are passing by with the speed of light.
Here I am, in a brand new phase of my life, new in every possible respect. I moved to a country that I have never dreamed of moving to, only to be closer to my child and to get to know a brave new world. I volunteered for the first time in my life (never too late, right?) and I enjoyed it immensely. It was a good way to meet new people, acquire new friends, find out more about other cultures and experience the beauty of Norway. I am fortunate enough to have found a lovely place I can now call a home and I have a job that gives me satisfaction beyond my expectations.
So I am grateful for everything I have learned during the past couple of months, I feel joy and happiness every single day of my life. Let this be the occasion to wish you all equal joy and peace in your life as well. Merry Christmas.