That is me and my friends in last year’s New Year party.
I think I look happy, but in truth, the last few years had been particularly difficult for me with the passing away of very close family and friends, so when 2015 started I could only hope it would be better than the previous years.
Now that we are reaching its end, I can honestly say that it was incredibly better!
I’ve started the year with a promotion that made me Team Leader, which proved to be a true challenge, but also very rewarding; I finally made my dream trip to the West Coast of the USA; and created From Pemberley to Milton!
The creation of this blog was definitely one of the reasons why it was such a remarkable year!
From Pemberley to Milton allowed me to enter a community that in my opinion can be defined by 2 things incredibly important to me: respect for one another and love for literature, in particular JAFF, of course.
I got to know wonderful writers, bloggers and readers that have been nothing but welcoming and supportive. I came to know people who have welcomed me into this world, who encourage me to keep going, who motivate me and keep suggesting me amazing new books to read.
I’ve found a community where I can finally talk about one of my favorite subjects and be understood, where I can share my opinions, but also learn from other people’s opinions. A community that is willing to share, that has opened my eyes to other types of literature, and that keeps pushing me to try different things.
I do not believe I have the words to express how blessed I feel to be a part of this wonderful world, so I can only say a simple thank you!
Thank you for all the love, opinions, and support each and every one of you has given me.
2015 was truly remarkable and I hope that, along with all of you, 2016 will be even better!
It will be a pleasure to continue reading and reviewing JAFF, welcoming authors and discuss all topics with all my readers. I hope you are willing to accompany me in this journey next year 🙂
Until then, a Happy New Year!