Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Today I am packing as we are leaving for the Alpes. I am looking forward to snowy slopes, great food and lovely company. But before I do just a few words about this year:

learned, I cried, 
I laughed, I failed, 
I was succesful, I failed some more,
I was confident, I was insecure, 
I took action, I left my path, I regained focus,  
I got many NO's and was even more ignored, 
I got YES, YES, YES, I got attention, 
I love life the way I am shaping it,
I love the way life is shaping me,
I don't regret my choice
to chase my OWN dreams
to you all


  1. Joyeux Noel. Your words of the year are truly wonderful ... hope 2011 brings more good things to you.

  2. Lovely lovely. One yes is worth a hundred no's. The Alps. Sounds like some kind of dream vacation. Safe travels.

  3. Beautiful Mariska!! I love what Jeanette said! Merry Christmas and safe travels to you and yours!

  4. I hope that your Christmas would be enjoyable and may the essence of Christmas remains always with you

    Joyeux Noël et bonne année


  5. Same to you - what a lovely sentiment! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! I love the painting!

  6. The Alps! Sounds AMAZING! Merry Christmas dear friend, xo

  7. Merry Christmas to you too! I hope 2011 brings you even more joy and success.

  8. Beautiful!!
    I love that you are walking your own path and that you are embracing your new life as it takes shape.It has been such a pleasure getting to know you during the year and I am so in awe of the awesome work you are doing and all the recognition you are receiving. You are truly an inspiration to me!!

    Big xmas hugs to you and your loved ones. Have a brilliant times in the Alps and stay warm & safe.

    Looking forward to lots more inspiration, emails and adventures in 2011. May it be the best year ever for you and yours.
    xx Charlotta

  9. Hello Mariska! I'm ever so happy for you and your accomplishments this past year. You have given me inspiration to take on a few things that I have been putting on the back burner for sometime now, because I was too afraid. Well wishes for the new year. Keep doing what you do, cause I need some inspiration :)

  10. What a wonderful list Mariska, like your blog it speaks of your 'brightness'.
    My guiding word for 2011 is going to be 'light' and all that this evokes, so it will be wonderful to visit your space of bright light to inspire and boost me.

    Felicity x

  11. Mariska, I love the painting but I love the words just as much! I share so many of those feelings...and remind myself that when you're growing and changing and moving sometimes get bumped and bruised in the process.

    So happy you're doing what you love!
    xo Elizabeth



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