Tuesday, 28 December 2010

The Five Landmarks of 2010

The 2010 is coming to an end and I was recently thinking about things/moments/people/changes which marked this year for me.

I decided to write a blog post about it and call it The Five landmarks of 2010.

Here is my list, in no particular order:

1.    One of the most important changes in my life was when I admitted to myself that I’m depressed. It wasn’t easy to admit such a thing to myself but I’m much better now that I’ve reached out for help. I’m seeing a psychologist and taking anti-depressants and I’m slowly getting better.
I would like to say thank you to Mr. Starlight because you’ve been so sweet, patient and considerate in the past year. I don’t know what I would do without your help and I know that I’ve said thank you a million times but I will never be able to do for you what you’ve done for me. Thank you darling, I love you so much.

2.      The scariest moment this year was when my little sister Pia sent me a text message saying that my other sister Klara is in the hospital because she badly hurt herself. My world stopped for a moment.  
I called my Mom and she didn’t pick up so I called Pia and asked her what’s going on and if Klara is going to be ok. She told me that Klara fell from a 5 meter (approx. 16 feet) ledge and landed on her head. . Mr. Starlight and I immediately drove to the hospital and when I walked into Klaras room I was shocked. I couldn’t say anything because I could barely stop myself from crying. She had a swollen eye and she could barely open it. She also had a wound on her forehead and smaller bruises and it looked very badly.
She smiled when I came to her bedside and I hugged her happily knowing that she’ll be alright.

3.      In July Mr. Starlight and I went on a road trip around the Europe for a month. We drove through Switzerland, Lichtenstein, France, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom (ok, we only visited London but we were in The UK, that counts, right?), Italy and Monaco. It was the best road trip ever and we had so much fun.
 I could write a lot more about this but it would turn out to be a post about    the road trip, so I’ll stop here.

4.      Because of my depression I had problems with my studies and I thought I won’t pass my second year. It was really rough two months for me but Mr. Starlight and his mother was telling me I can do it all the time. They really helped me and believed in me when even I didn’t and I’m really grateful for that. With their encouragement and a lot of studying I’m now in my third year of studies.

5.      In October I started writing my blog. I had problems sleeping and one night at about 2 am I wrote my first blog post I'm a virgin. Since then I’m regularly writing about all sorts of things and I think this also helps me cope with my depression. A few people are regularly reading and commenting on my blog which I really appreciate. It’s nice to know that someone is interested in my writing and it keeps me doing it.
   A huge thanks to all of you out there who read my posts and leave me   comments. I’m really grateful for this and it means so much to me.

There are so many wonderful and talented writers out there and I also enjoy reading their (your) posts, not just writing mine.

So, here are five things I wanted to share with you.
I would love to see it if you, dear reader and fellow blogger, would also write about five things that marked this year for you. I hope I encouraged you to write down your own list and if you do, please leave me a link, I would love to read it.



  1. Have you ever started writing a post about the road trip? Would love to hear more.

    Congratulations on turning your year around and making it a success.

  2. You know, I have been feeling 110% uninspired as of late, and have had no interest in writing any blog posts (hence the last one which was just a lazy video of me)... but I might just take you up on the idea to write a post about the 5 things that made 2010 the year that it was in my world. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and for the inspiration ♥

  3. Awe can I only pick 5? haha... You've seen my 2010 posts, busy lady I am! :) Well Im sorry for the bad of 2010 for you, but glad you had some good :) happy new year, almost.

  4. Looks like I was one of your first followers. I've read I'm a virgin. Hoping to read about your road trip soon. :)

  5. Didn't know 2010 was a tough year for you, but then I'm glad to know that things have got better for you...and I wish you a wonderful New Year...I have been doing some rewind and play through 2010 as well....maybe, I'll do a post about in on 31st...sounds like a plan... :D

  6. @Baglady - I've been thinking about writing a post about our road trip ever since I started blogging but I'm afraid it would be too long post. So much wonderful things happened in those three weeks. But I'll give it a try.

    @GoofyGirl - I would love to read a post about your landmarks in 2010.
    And I'm really glad that I've inspired someone :)

    @Doria - Yeah, I've seen your posts about 2010, it was an interesting reading. You probably couldn't pick just five events, right? :)

    @WCOTFT - Yes, you were one of my first readers. I'm glad you're still checking out my blog and commenting. Thank you!
    (I still can't comment on your blog... Did you check out what's wrong?)

    @Caterpillar - 2010 was very tough year for me but I've survived and became stronger than I've ever been. That's something, right?
    I'm looking forward to read your list of important things in 2010.

  7. I mostly just want to forget 2010 happened at all. My youngest son encouraged me to take up blogging and it has been a good thing. But I am so ready for 2011.

  8. i'm happy you were able to get through the year and that blogging had somehow help you.. it also helps me.. wishing a you a blessed and happy 2011!

  9. I love that you've started blogging, I look forward to reading your posts, and think this one was special. It is honest and real. Hope you have a wonderful 2011!

  10. @Barbara - I'm grateful to your son that he encouraged you to start blogging. I really enjoy reading your posts.
    Just one more day and 2011 will be here. Be positive and don't let the bad things to ruin your days.

    @Maria - Thank you. I wish you all the best in 2011 too. And a wonderful celebration tomorrow.

    @Bth - Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. And thank you for your kind words; I'm glad that you liked this post.
    I wish you all the best in 2011.

  11. Great post, I learned a little more about you and I hope you have a fantastic new year.

  12. Such wonderful post..so real and honest! have a good start for this year! welcome 2011:)

  13. @Shopgirl - Thanks, I'm glad you like this post. It's very personal... (sorry for a late reply, don't have a good excuse, I hope you don't mind it).

    @SunnyToast - Thank you. I wish you all the best in 2011. :)