My life file: New look, Thanks and 2 anniversaries

I’m so thrilled to share with all of you the new look for the blog! Amanda from Lust Luxe Love is the master behind it, and let me tell you, she is one talented girl, she just translated my thoughts into a tangible reality, and even gave me more than what I asked for. What a pleasure it has been to work with her!  I’m so so HAPPY with the result! If you are looking for a blog makeover, to be done fast, smoothly and at an affordable rate, Amanda is your girl 😉

I really want to start this new look with something I consider very important: celebrating the good things and giving thanks.
I have two words for two milestones: one year.
Yes, The Vault Files turned 1 year at the end of 2011 and I officially survived 1 year in Kone, New Caledonia (!!!!). I think these 2 deserve to be acknowledged and celebrated.

These 2 events are immensely related to each other. Let me explain (and it is ok if you leave this to read later, for whenever you have the time to, but may I ask that you do it? The following is for you):

When I started blogging I had no idea what I was getting into. I mean, you think you know, but you really don’t have a clue. To me, the greatest discovery about blogging has been the relationships and connections I have made along the way. I had no idea that I would “meet” so  many talented, sweet, nice people over this past year. In my opinion, these connections are the very best thing about blogging. And you want to know something? You already have made a great impact on someone, yes, you all have had such a positive impact in my life, I cannot thank you enough for it. I don’t think I would have survived The Island without you, seriously. All those small chats, comments, 2 sentences e-mails we have everyday or so, make me feel like I have tons of friends around me (yes even though I’ve never seen you in person I consider you my friends). You have really made a difference on someone else’s life, so THANK YOU from the very bottom of my heart!

I hope I can continue to make more and more lovely connections and for all of you who blog I thank you for the daily inspiration!

* Image by Leslie Shewring via Creature Comforts