December. That word tends to bring joy to the lives of so many because of what it represents. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, it represents fun winter activities that often involve snow! For those in the Southern Hemisphere, it represents summer time and associated summer activities. For the religious/spiritual, it represents a time to reflect on peace on earth and good will towards others. For Expats, it can be a unique time - there are families who "go home for the holidays", and there are families who create their own "end of year" traditions. But for just about everyone, December represents the end of the calendar year, and the hope for better things to come in the new year. It is a time of reflection, remembering the good (and not-so-good) things that happened within our respective lives and within the world around us. And in that reflection, we recognize what we learned and how we can move forward.
For us, the authors of Expat Teens Talk, 2012 has been a year of considerable growth. We were able to get our book published, and have enjoyed the feedback that we have gotten from everyone who has had the opportunity to read it. The process was definitely a learning experience, one that we will use as we go into 2013. In reflecting on this process, we want to take a moment to thank all of you for your support. Following our blog, "liking" us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and buying our book - all of these activities have allowed us to feel supported, and for that we sincerely thank you!
We are looking forward to a wonderful 2013, and we hope that you will join us on our journey. Until then, we wish you a very Happy Holiday season, and a safe and wonderful New Year!
Warmest Regards,Lisa and Diana