Monday, 24 December 2012

Light Upon Us

Every year, when the last day comes near, I ask myself the same simple question, am I where I pictured myself to be? And the answer is always a straight no. Don't get me wrong, I am truly grateful for what I have accomplished and I feel blessed to be where I am today. But you know, life has its way of twisting and turning every path we take, somehow it seems like one plus one doesn't always equals two, and A,B,C are not always followed by D. One thing is certain though, that whenever a door closes, somewhere a window is opened. It might sound too idealistic, but I do believe that with perseverance and strong will, we are capable of turning the path a bit closer toward what we have dreamed of at the beginning.

To me personally, 2012 has been quite an exhilarating ride, both family and career wise. I have faced motherhood to unknown measures, took huge steps and risks, heartily embraced all possibilities that had came before me and in the same time plunged into wide open sea even when the tides showed signs of storm. Most of all, I now understand the true meaning of time. That it stops for no one and you will never get to that place you dream about unless you work your way through and make the most of the time you have now. Seriously, they weren't kidding when they tell you to live in the moment, because that is exactly how I plan to live my life from this day forth. No matter how many surprises life has in store for me.

And as always, this blog has been such a wonderful place for me to share my thoughts and dreams. So, my deepest thanks to all of you who have followed my journey until this very day, and for being such wonderful friends throughout the years. I sincerely cherish your friendships and I hope we will continue to grow together in many years to come.

So may light shines upon us today and keeps us guided all the way through. Wishing you peace, love and hope for a better year, tomorrow.

Art: Light Upon Us, available in my shop.


  1. What a lovely post! Wishing you all the same!Becca

  2. A beautiful piece and message! Wishing you a yours a very happy holiday season and many blessings in the New Year.

  3. Sweet Amalia, this is a beautiful and thought provoking post. Thank you. I wish you good health and much joy through this Blessed Season and in the New Year.
    audrey xoxo

  4. Encantada com seu blog Amalia... Beijo e Boas Festas!

  5. I wish you a wonderful holiday and much sunshine for the new year!

  6. Amalia, you have in front of you a large year to reach your dreams. You will get everything you want, I'm sure.
    I wish you a very sweet Christmas Eve and a pretty beautiful year filled with joy, love, health and inspiration... I love you, dear friend, kisses from Spain.

  7. Beautiful Amalia! and in case I haven't told you yet, Happy Holidays :)

  8. Merry Christmas Amilia and may 2013 be a fantastic year for you! I am looking forward to following you for another year :)

  9. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  10. What a beautiful illustration. It makes me feel peaceful to look at it. 2012 was a rough year for me and a lot of people, but I'm thinking 2013 will be all sunshine :) Wishing you a happy, happy holiday and a wonderful new year!

  11. Thank you for sharing such beautiful your thoughts with us, and sharing your amazing gifts and talents with the world. I truly enjoy your blog and your work. Christmas blessings to you.

  12. Thanks to you for being such a strong inspiration.
    Happy holidays!

  13. Adorable piece! :)
    Happy holidays and great job!

  14. yes, each moment... that is what we have.

    such a beautiful piece.

    lovely holidays to you and yours ~

  15. You create such lovely inspiring. I also had many changes this year and ended up in a completely different place then I thought I would. But this is exciting and a good place too!

  16. You are absolutely right...elusive time...slips away when we get distracted from our heart's desires.....

    I'm so glad to have gotten to know you better in 2012 and look forward to sharing one another's adventures in the exciting 2013 to come :)

    Biggest hugs,

  17. Dear Amalia, At the beginning of each new year we think this year things will be different, this will be a happy wonderful year where all wishes are granted. This time I don't feel like that, instead I feel as though we should enjoy the now. Enjoy and appreciate the day we have today because life can throw such unexpected things in the way. Of course I wish everyone the most wonderful and happiest of years ahead but today is the day we're living and I wish you and everyone happiest day/hour/minute right now! :)xx (forgive the introspection, life is changing as I write)
    Warm wishes,
    Jess x

  18. My thoughts as the new year comes aren't what I've done in the previous one, but more of what I hope to do in the coming one. A much more optimistic view, I'm a dreamer, I like the idea of a clean slate and new opportunities. I'm your most recent follower. Beautiful blog. Looking forward to reading more. Perhaps you'd like to take a peak at mine?

    Happy New Year!

  19. My dear Amalia,
    I wish you and your lovely family a Wonderful New Year, full of precious moments, hope and love to share, new horizons (seen through the new windows opened!), exciting discoveries in life and art!
    It's strange, but right after my return from Kenya, I realised that people there live for the moment, for the day, that's why I saw no one in a hurry or rushing, or being nervous (the contrast with my world was so strong!)... And I thought that I should try to live in the moment, withough "digging" in the past or paying too much attention to the distant future... It won't be easy, but maybe it will be worth the efforts!?

  20. hello amalia, our paths cross through mutual wonderful friends here. i am glad to have arrived to wish you a good year ahead and confirm your wisdom about math and the alphabet :^)

    often i think showing up and staying upright is its own grand achievement.

    p.s. i have seen some of your art, not alot of your art, but it's clear it radiates.



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