Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve (Nochevieja)

Happy new year! Feliz año nuevo! Gelukkig nieuwjaar! This year went by so fast, it's incredible. As 2009 winds down, I can't help but reflect on what happened this past year. From the miracle on the Hudson River in New York to the recent attempt to blow-up a plane over Detroit, this year was filled with highs and lows. In Puerto Rico, this was most certainly a turbulent year. Massive layoffs in the public sector, a devastating explosion at an oil refinery, and increasing violence on the streets are just the tip of the iceberg.

On a personal note, this year was also bittersweet for me. It was a year of heartache and tough lessons, but also of happiness and new beginnings. As I get older, I've learned to let go of things and people and simply cherish and accept reality. Most importantly, to live in the present and to appreciate the power of now. I am also very grateful for all the comments and e-mails which I've received. One of the reasons why I blog, besides my love for writing, is because I find Puerto Rico to be an interesting place. So paradoxical, like many things and places in this world. Another reason for my blogging is to provide people with an idea of what life is like on the island.

Again, thank you for reading. I wish you the very best for 2010. Todo lo mejor para el año nuevo!


ElTank said...

As a Venezuelan-American soon moving to Puerto Rico (from the Estates), I gotta say.. love the blog. Don't stop writing.

Happy New Year!

adriana said...

Hello ElTank,

Thanks so much for your comment and for reading!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your insight and sharing. I'm a Boricua in Ohio and miss my island terribly. You remind me of what it's like to live down there -- the good, the bad, and the beautiful! I'm glad I came across your blog surfing tonite.

adriana said...
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adriana said...

Hello anonymous,

Thanks so much for your comment. I'm happy that you like my blog. It's always great to get feedback!