While I try to gather my thoughts about what I’m going to write, tears well up in my eyes again. Usually I keep my feelings to myself, and that’s one of the reasons I haven’t written about this yet. It’s a bit scary to open my heart to a group of people I don’t know; the world wide web.
As most of you probably know, I’m a nature person and a big animal lover. Every animal is my “buddy” but of course my own animals are closer to my heart than other animals.
And that’s where it really hurts. It hurts when you have to miss a furry friend. And that’s why the tears are running down my face in a steady stream at the moment. I miss them, yes them. Because unfortunately I had to say my goodbyes to two of my big animal friends. Horse Dribbel and dog Butler.
I thought the title for this post was self explanatory for most people but yet there are actually people who don’t know what it means. There really is a generation already who hadn’t been born yet on this tragic day, 13 years ago already. Man I feel old if I think of that.
For the people who, for whatever reason, don’t know what is meant with 9/11, a short explanation; On the morning of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks where carried out with commercial airliners in the United States. These aircrafts where flying on their normal schedules but where hijacked after which two of them flew into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in New York. Another one flew into the Pentagon near Washington and the fourth plane crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Almost 3000 people were killed that day. You can read more here.
It’s not very original, writing a post like this. Everyone does it and I’m sure you read a 100 like this before starting on this one. But I’m going to do it anyway; a review of my 2013.
2013 was the year I turned 30, yes really, THIRTY. I didn’t really mind to be honest, it’s just a number and you’re as old as you feel (how cliche). My birthday wasn’t celebrated with a big party, I’m just not that into it, but I did spend it with friends and family and I can really enjoy spending it that way.
A few of my colleagues decorated the office with decorations with photos of me on it. A very nice gesture and I really felt like it was my birthday.
Happy Winter Solstice! Or if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere happy Summer Solstice! So maybe I should say happy December solstice instead. Today marks longest night of the year and if you’re living south of the equator it is the longest day.
I love a good inspirational quote and when I saw this one I just had to share it with all of you.
I truly believe that what you tell yourself will become something you’ll believe eventually. When you tell yourself something negative, you will in the end start to believe that what you’re telling yourself (for example that you’re not pretty enough or not smart enough) is the truth, and it will tear you down.