• Dorota Alimowska-Choma

Goodbye 2018. Hello, 2019!

Updated: Jan 3, 2019

This was a very special year because of many reasons.

I would name 2018 as a year of progress!

I’m sure everyone at this time of the year looks into the new coming year with new ideas and plans. But planning for the New Year we can not forget to reflect the past 12 months. I'm so grateful for so many things that happened...

Starting from Januarywe have finished our house renovations that were a long process and took us almost a year. It's a great bonus to have your nest done the way you imagined. We just love to spend time at home, where we created an atmosphere of colourful and peaceful home.

We had lots of visitors, friends and family from different parts of the world, which we are very grateful for.

The milestone for me was completing my CNM education with passing the last exam in June, submitting my last written work in August and receiving the Diploma in October! This 3-year process os studying was so intense that receiving a diploma brought tears to my eyes... It was such a challenge for me to study this new subject, but I'm so glad I did it. Years of passion and constant reading and researching the subject of healthy lifestyle finally become possible as a new career. I'm so grateful for this experience.

In Septembermy mom had her 80th birthday and a huge party for 100 people. She is a very special, kind, and people loving woman with a huge heart. The party was a reflection of her personality, celebrated with so many beautiful friends and family.

Coming to OctoberI had my 40th birthday, which I have celebrated on the top of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Going to Asia was on my bucket list for a long time and I'm just so blessed that it worked out this year! It was the holiday of a lifetime. We have visited Dubai, Singapore and Thailand. I feel, that it was a life-changing experience and such a great magical time.

After coming home in NovemberI had the best surprise ever. My whole family arrived in Edinburgh and organised a surprise birthday party for me! It is something I would never expect to happen, especially because, we all live on different continents. A great family is a treasure, which I'm blessed with. Family means home, despite the fact we live so far away. Every time we are together it means a world to me.

Someone once said that the family is like music, there are high notes, and there are low notes, but it's always a beautiful song.


I have spent a lot of time working on my website and opening a business which led me to meet fantastic new people and friends.

During Christmas timewe had a great opportunity to explore Tenerife. We loved this beautiful, volcanic island, with tropical forests and Spain's tallest mountain Pico del Teide. Having a husband who loves mountains, that was the place we have spent our time mostly. We have learned about the culture and experienced beautiful sunshine.

The New Years Eveis a very special time for me from a very personal perspective. As glasses were raised and fireworks exploded into the sky my husband proposed to me in the most romantic way at the stroke of midnight, 5 years ago in the magical scenario at Chicago's lake.

That was my highlights of the year 2018!

My wish to you is: may this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations to your life.

Wishing you a year fully blessed with happiness, love and good health.

Let 2019 will be a time of new beginnings and fresh starts! With planting good seeds and taking steps towards best decisions and where you want your life to go for the next 365 days.

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