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New Year/ Nova godina

I'm always curious about how the first day of the new year will turn out. Perhaps I'm a bit superstitious and I'm trying to read into my future, an effort which is futile for the future is impossible to guess and for the better I'm sure. If we did indeed know the future, our life would become a tramp, as many a literary character has found out.

Nevertheless, it is hard to resist certain expectation of this day. I haven't made any New Year's resolutions, as I'm in that period of life when everything seems uncertain. Another thing that is hard to avoid is trying to reflect on (and sometimes summarize) the previous year. This year I have nothing to summarize, time no longer feels so linear. There are times when what is and what has been is connected in ways that is hard to separate. Still, there is something fresh about the beginning of a new year. It's like a blank paper that needs to be filled. Another chapter. Or the first chapter of a new story? Who knows?

Uvijek sam znatiželjna kako će prvi dan nove godine proći. Možda sam malo praznovjerna i trudim se pročitati budućnost, vidjeti naznaku kakva će biti ova godina, trud koji je uzaludan jer je budućnost nemoguće pogoditi i sigurno je tako bolje. Ako bismo zaista znali budućnost, naš bi život bio klopka, kao što su mnogi književni likovi vidjeli.

Ipak, teško je odoljeti određenim očekivanjima. Nisam napravila nikakve novogodišnje odluke jer sam u nekom periodu života kad mi se sve čini nesigurnim. Još jedna stvar koju je teško za izbjeći je pokušaj ogleda (ponekad i sažimanja) prošle godine. Ove godine nemam ništa za sažeti, vrijeme mi se ne čini više tako linearno. Ponekad je ono što je bilo i ono što je povezano na teško razdvojive načine. Ipak nešto je svježe u početku godine nove. Kao prazan papir kojeg treba popuniti. Još jedno poglavlje. Ili prvo poglavlje nove priče? Tko zna?


  1. Have an happy new year!

  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about that, it was really interesting to read! I personally have never thought about it in this way. The first day of a year is just the first day, to my mind. I have never assosiated it with the beggining of a new page of my personal life story or an opportunity to change my life cardinally. It's just the day to celebrate life as it is and gather all the family for a fine dinner:)
    Happy new year once again!

    1. probably it is the best way to look at it, just an opportunity to celebrate life.

  3. Happy New Year doll. I try not to dwell on anything, just take each day as new...because things happen that I can't control and I used to drive myself so crazy worrying and thinking on things so much. No matter what happens this year, I wish you love and happiness and strength to face all things!! xx

    1. I agree with you, we should just live day by day.

  4. Lijepo receno :-) Pa, sretna ti nova te nadam se da ces napisati jednu super pricu ove godine :-)

  5. HAPPY NEW YEAR my dear friend Ivana,wish you all the best!!!

  6. However the new year plays out, I wish you the best in all of your adventures in this new year. Make the most of this year and each day.

  7. Wish you, dear Ivana, each chapter in the - at the moment almost empty - book of the New Year will only tell pleasant and wonderful things <3

    Happy New Year!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  8. This is so nice post!!!
    love you so much♥ happy new year♥
    New rainy post on my fashion blog(:

  9. I hope this year is the best for you and all your wishes come true my friend.

  10. Divno si to rekla. Svakako ne možemo predvideti šta će se desiti ali čvrsto verujem da možemo doprineti tome da godina bude onakva kakva želimo da bude ali samo ako se potrudimo. Ja ti od srca želim sve najlepše na svakom planu :)

  11. Želim ti sve najbolje u Novoj godini :) Ni ja nisam donosila nikakve odluke, znam što želim promijeniti i na čemu trebam poraditi i samo u tom tonu nastavljam :)


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