Goodbye 2013! Hello 2014!

As 2013 goes into its final hours I sit here and take a look back at the year that has passed. So much changed this year.

Going from in a relationship to moving together and then to single. There’s no doubt about it that a lot can happen in a year. And even though it has been one of the roughest years I’ve been through it has in a weird way also been the best. It has been the year where I’ve truly found myself creatively and personally. It is when life throws a lot of shit at you that you really learn to know yourself on a whole new level. 2013 was that year when thing was rough but I kept on going. I feel like I can’t say thank you enough to my friends and family for all of their help and support! Love you!


2013 was the year when I found my way back to poetry! It had been so many years since the last time I even tried to write one, and then all of a sudden I found myself writing one for my father’s and grandmother’s 50+70 years birthday party. I remember sitting there more nervous than I’ve ever been before. I’ve held speeches and presentations before and I had never felt “stage fright” like that before. Partly because of the poem being as personal as it was but also because poetry had been sort of lost from my life for so many years that it felt like a scary reunion. I thought I was going to faint as I stood there on top of my chair and read out my poem, but fortunately I didn’t. And after that day my notebook has been filled up with poetry. Some has made it through to my site and to your eyes and I love the amazing feedback that you guys have given me! I feel extremely lucky to have so many amazing readers 🙂

My son had his first day of school this year and he’s doing great. It’s so amazing to watch as he learns to read and write. To be able to read stories that I loved as a child and see him love it just as much!


I got in front of the camera again in 2013 after a year long break. It felt so amazing and I can promise you that there are a lot of projects in the making so new pictures will turn up.

Photo: Rune Hartvigsen
Photo: Rune Hartvigsen

I’ve gotten to know some truly amazing people in 2013 and I look forward to getting to know them even better in 2014!

I have a feeling that 2014 is going to be a very interesting year and I have lot of plans and projects that I’m looking forward to. And I can’t wait to bring you guys with me on the journey!

Thank you so much for the past year and I’m looking forward to seeing more of you next year! You are amazing!


Author: Christina de Vries

Writer, YouTuber and Creative Soul! Come into my world and see ❤️

4 thoughts on “Goodbye 2013! Hello 2014!”

  1. Happy New Year! I’ve had a bit of a rough year too, but you’re right, it makes you learn a lot. Here’s to hopefully new and improved year ahead! I look forward to reading your posts in 2014!

    1. Thank you! We all go through rough times and the important thing is to keep on going 🙂 looking forward to seeing more and reading more from you as well in 2014 🙂

      Happy new year!!

  2. Seizing the struggles and hard times as opportunities is a great ability to possess. Hope your posts here reach others in hardship so they can be inspired. You truly are a wonderful person, not only for sharing these valuable thoughts, but also because you have so much love for others. I hope 2014 brings you lots of joy and success in every field you desire. Keep up writing, poetry and just being you. Happy new year!

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