February 02, 2012

A very unexpected surprise

I was not going to publish a post today. Even though today it's been a year since I left Buenos Aires, Argentina, I didn't feel like saying anything at all. 

A year sounds like an important timespan. I could have planned a post where I told you about what I've learned here, whom I've met, what places I like and what things I don't like. But honestly, I didn't feel like writing. A year has passed by and I just feel so immensely unaccomplished and disappointed in myself. I don't have a job. I don't have friends of my own. I can't focus. I can't even study.

I know it's totally unfair to say this when I actually have no reason to complain at all! I am happily married to the best man I've ever met and I feel truly loved by him and his family. His friends are awesome and I feel included in their group (there's only one person I just can't stand, but, oh, well ...). And I feel that my dearest friends from Argentina have somehow managed to follow me here, too :). I am happy to have moved and do not regret it.

I was having a very crappy day and then this happened.

The postman rang my bell and handed in a package for me! I wasn't expecting anything. I opened the box and found this beautiful scarf :D.

When I found the card, I just couldn't believe my eyes!

I got teary-eyed with happy tears, of course. If you still haven't met Ashley, let me tell you that she's a great graphic designer and crafter, an original blogger and most importantly an awesome and incredibly generous person. She has done so much for me! My blog would definitely not be the same without her. She was responsible for its 2 adorable layouts and she was the only major blogger that cared to come by and leave a comment when I fist started blogging. Do you remember my previous layout?;)

I loved what Ashley had done and thought I was going to miss it too much to let it go, but then she showed me the new one, the current one, and I fell in love with it immediately.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, ASHLEY! :D For having been there since my early blogging days, for being so generous to me and for having put a huge smile on my face on this very weird day!

And to the rest of you, don't hesitate to meet sweet Ashley on her blog: Under those Neon Lights!

By the way, I think Dimitri loves my new scarf as much as I do, hehe :p.

I can't wait to start wearing it! I love its color and the fabric is perfect for this kind of weather! :D

This package reminded me that this year has not only been about failures and "don'ts". This little blog of mine is actually the only thing that is just mine and it has open the door to so many amazing friendships that I cherish more than you can probably imagine. Every comment you leave means the world to me and I can't thank you enough for caring to even open it and read what I have to say. THANK YOU SO MUCH for being there!!! :D And here's also a very warm welcome to my new "followers"! :D Between inverted commas because I kind of refuse the use of the word follower. I mean, why would anybody be following me, right? I like to see them more as new potential friends ;).

Anyway, too long of a post for not having been planned at all, right? Thank you all for having read this and for letting me be your friend!

Tight hugs!


Ashley said...

Yay! Thanks for all the kind words Miki! Ive always loved your blog because I love your kind spirit and your unique look on life! You always make me giggle, and you are so adorable! <3

chantilly said...

i can't even tell you how much i relate to what you said.

my first year in nyc was a total nightmare, and the following years seemed to only get slightly better than the first. only recently have i been feeling like things are falling into place, and the universe has been sending the people and circumstances into my life that i've been missing.

a year isn't a very long time at all to establish yourself. give yourself time, and lots of love.

and also, i'm glad your day turned around. see the little miracles that can happen every day? they're everywhere :)


Hair Romance said...

I was thinking the same as Chantilly above - it always takes longer to settle into a new place than you think.

Even when I moved from Australia to England, where there isn't a massive cultural difference, you still feel it. I moved to be with my partner too, and it takes time to set up your own circle so you don't always feel like you're with "his" friends. But it happens, just be yourself and try new things.

PS. That is a gorgeous scarf!

his_girl_friday said...

Great scarf and great kitty cat!

Maru said...

que lindo pañuelo!
un beso

Little Tree Vintage said...

how pretty! i love surprises on a sad day!

Mary said...

That is so lovely! I love her blog so much too <333

Mary from ♥ ♥

Chrissy said...

Oh, how sweet, this even made me cry! What an amazing friend! And you totally deserve it!
One year already? Wow, time really does fly by...wishing you many more wonderful years...and there is always and up after a down!
Hugs xxx

Laura said...

Hi Miki,

Having moved several times during my adult life, i understand your feelings completely. Give it some time. The universe has a way of sending you exactly what you need.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. *hugs*


ceci said...

Miki qué lindo post, cómo se nota que escribís con el corazoncito! Y qué atenta Ashley, con su bufanda, y sus headers, y qué lindo es Dimitri! Es egato tiene TODA la onda.Felicitaciones por tu primer año allá, se cumple un año desde que te animaste a soltar, por amor! Ni más, ni menos Mik!
Beso enorme!

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic said...

that's so lovely that she sent that to you! it just makes me think how terrible i am for not getting a package together for you sooner!
it'll happen. eventually.

Nena Nadine said...

That is so cool of Ashley. And I love both of the blog layouts she designed for you!

lisa said...

Happy 1 year anniversary Miki! It's hard not to measure ourselves to high standards but I think you've accomplished A LOT! You moved to a new freakin' country- that's so huge!! I always love coming to see your blog and I always leave smiling. You are so funny and adorable and you source the best stuff around the internet! I'm glad you got a fun surprise to lift your spirits- good timing!