New Day

New Day

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Happy Sunday! I am sorry for disappearing for two weeks, the truth is this time seemed more like months to me, so many changes in my life that I am still not sure what to do with, so much has to be done and so little time. But it is also time for my growth and a new phase in my life that I believe will never be the way it used to be. I am discovering a new me, who turns out to be much stronger than I ever thought. And I am proud of that, proud that no matter how lost I am, I find the strength to keep going and be grateful. Grateful for just being here, grateful for soft morning light getting through the window, grateful for my busy and often exhausting schedule, grateful for inner peace, and of course for people in my life – I am the luckiest girl in the world to have so many friends who love me and carry for me! I didn’t knit for two weeks and physically feel the lack of it, like my hands are missing something, but in these moments I realize how deep my attachment to knitting and this community is and how fortunate I am to have something that I always want to come back to!

Thank you for being here, I just want to say once again how important it is for me!

Have a wonderful Sunday with your loved ones!

By | 2018-10-21T08:00:27+00:00 October 21st, 2018|Gifts Of Life|12 Comments


  1. Corinne October 21, 2018 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Dear Alina
    I have no idea what happened, if you wrote about it here, I must have missed it between my sick leave and my holidays. Whatever it is, I wish you all the best, I hope that you will find happiness again soon.
    When I felt at a loss I read this motto which felt very comforting and also very fitting for knitters:

    Life should be dealt with the same way you deal with a complicated knitting pattern – one line at a time.

    • Alina October 23, 2018 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Corinne, for your comment! I guess I am just in the transition stage of my life, which is not bad, just a little bit scary to keep going. You know you have a plan for your life and you build your life according to it, but then things change and you have to change and it is not always easy, but I am definitely getting there! Hope you feel OK after your surgery!

      • Corinne October 28, 2018 at 10:59 pm - Reply

        I am about 95% recovered and I’ve been back at work for a week. So all’s good. It’s good to hear that you are moving in the direction you want!

  2. Mary G October 21, 2018 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Alina, may you find many blessings on this part of your journey.

    • Alina October 23, 2018 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Mary! I know everything is for the better!

  3. Nicky October 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Praying for you as you move into a new phase of “you”. Sending you tight hugs and love from the Big Apple. <3

    • Alina October 23, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you, dear Nicky!! I am slowly but steadily organizing my new life and I couldn’t be more grateful for all good things and blessings that are happening to me in this transition stage!

  4. Barbara Zeier October 22, 2018 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Alina, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. You have already found out how strong and resilient you are. May you now find true joy and happiness in every part of your life. Thank you for sharing your life and your knitting with us. You inspire us more than you can ever know.
    Also please add my new personal e-mail to your data base as shown below. Thanks.

    • Alina October 23, 2018 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Barbara, for your words, how amazing it feels to have this support! Thant’s why I love this community with all my heart and hoe to finally get my schedule back to normal to be able to contribute more to the knitting community, this is something that makes me truly happy! I will make sure to add your email to the list!

  5. MELISSA October 22, 2018 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Thinking of you and hoping you find some clear air to breathe 🙂 Always lovely to catch up when you have time!

    • Alina October 23, 2018 at 12:39 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Melissa! Yes, little by little I am getting my life back to normal, more or less, it definitely takes time, but I know I’ll get there!

  6. Andrea @ This Knitted Life October 24, 2018 at 10:01 am - Reply

    May your new day be bright and full of promise of all the joys to come. From our darkest hours, we emerge, anew. Ready for a fresh start. Yours will be grand. I just know it.

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