Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New beginnings

"Today is the first day of the rest of your life."

This is one of my favorite quotes ever. It holds so much hope, even a promise of new beginnings. A second chance. I believe in second chances, don't you? After all I've been through in the past few months, I still believe that everything happens for a reason. That every hardship we encounter makes us stronger, wiser and more ready to face whatever challenge life throws our way. And it's always fun to learn something more about yourself and the people around you in the process. (Seriously, I would never have believed that I was able to represent myself in court hearings! Or that I would witness a perjury. Life is full of surprises).

Today is also the first day if my favorite month of the year. It's the month in which I'm turning 27. It's the month that holds so many wonderful memories of love, friendship and family ties. And it's the month that will be all about challenges for me. As I move further into my late 20's I've decided to fulfill one of my biggest life dreams. Starting today, I'm no longer a mere employee. I've ditched the constraints of a regular job and launched myself into the adventures of entrepreneurship. I'll still be working as an international trade and relationships consultant, but in a freelance capacity. And what's even more exciting, I now have a business license in publishing, and I have some big plans for this little blog baby of mine. A whole new world of possibilities and opportunities is opening up to me, and I couldn't be more excited.

Striking on my own is a little bit scary, but also extremely exhilarating. The responsibility is all mine, but the benefits, too. I'm very fortunate to have a strong support system around me, but at the end of the day, it's up to me to decide what I want to do with my life. And I've decided that I want to chase every single dream I have. 

A huge thank you goes to all of you, my wonderful and supportive readers. I really doubt that without you and this blog I would be standing at this crossroad today. Blogging has taught me so many things about me and my abilities. It's given me the confidence to put myself out there, risk criticism, even ridicule, and still stand up for myself and defend what's important and inspiring to me. It's been an amazing ride so far, and I'm so looking forward to see what future brings. And I really hope you'll stick with me to see it, too.

I wish you all the most fabulous month of May!

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  1. It will be a marvellous adventure for you doll!! You can do it! You will discover so much more about yourself that you never knew :))) Go for your dreams and don't look back, you will reach them!! Enjoy your birthday month :))) xx

  2. Love how positive and empowering this post is!! Congratulations on being your own boss and going after your dreams!!
    Happy 1st of May and the 1st day of the rest of your life :)

  3. That all sounds very positive and very exciting! Congratulations on going self-employed, it's a huge step and I'm sure you'll be super successful. May is definitely the best month for new steps and I have no clue why people get so hung up on new-years-resolutions - I just want to bury myself under a duvet during January... Have a lovely 1st May xo

  4. You are a true inspiration! Congratulations and I wish you all the best with your new adventures! I'll be following along, cheering you on! Wow!

  5. I wish you all the best:) Congratulation for starting your own company!

  6. Great news! Its always great to start something new without any fear or other thoughts! I wish you luck in your Way and I hope it will bring you more possibilities, then you even expected! Also great, because my Birthday is also in May, so I love this month too!)

  7. i am turning 27 this month too! :) may is such a beautiful month to have a birthday. congrats on starting to work independently!

  8. Hi Ivana, it was such a pleasure reading this post, because it is filled with optimism! I am so excited for your new life's adventure. You are amazingly creative and enterprising, so I know its going to be a massive success. Wishing you everything of the best, this is indeed a new start to what will be the most exciting and rewarding future!

  9. How exciting! I wish you all the best :D


  10. This sounds amazing! Congratulations! I'm excited to see what you do with this, and I'm glad that you've got these opportunities!


  11. Hi Ivana! Is my fav month too and I'm very happy it finally arrived! Thank you too for all your support dear, is always nice stop by here and read your amazing and creative post! You have always original content to share so good luck on everything! Kisses!! xo

  12. How exciting for you my love, congrats on taking that leap! I have no doubt in my mind that you will succeed :) Enjoy this adventure!
    xx, Emily
    so anthro

  13. You know Ivana, I was thinking the same thing this morning doll. It was a really good feeling. I like the way you are thinking now. I feel you're going to do very well. I wish you much success. Thanks for reaching out to me today. It truly meant a lot to me.

  14. this is super! such a sophisticated flowers picture!
    i stay here, love your space

  15. Good for you! That is so exciting. I hope everything works out just like you want it to. :)


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  16. Gorgeous photos! Those trees are captivating

  17. How terrific! I can't wait to see what this next year brings for you! :)

  18. I'm so excited for you to start this new chapter of your life! I hope things go well for you. Way to go in pursuing your dreams!

  19. I love that quote too and May always feels like a month that holds so much promise. I like it even better knowing it's your birth month :) I'm so proud of you for the way you represented yourself in court and you should be proud for the way you stood up for yourself. That is a victory in itself. I've always admired your strength in the face of adversity and I love your positive outlook! I'm so excited to hear that you're striking out on your own and I just know it's going to be amazing. Thank you for all the positivity and support you're sending me! I've been trying to live normally while taking extra care and it seems to be working so far but I promise not to push it. I've discovered that the dictate to type function on my iPad works pretty well to save me from typing lol. Please just write me when you have time. I've been oddly productive off the computer and found quite abit to "entertain" me in between resting :)

    Have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend sweets!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  20. Congrats on your venture! I can't wait to see what's in store for you and the blog. Happy May!


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