Lost & Found

by Anne-Sophie

in Blog

A year ago today I flew back home from LA after I watched the series finale with my fellow LOST friends at the Orpheum theater. I left the city of angels taking with me a multitude of memories, laughter, tears, melancholy, new found friends and a heart full with gratitude and bliss.
A year ago today, I had no idea what was going to happen, how my life was about to change. I had no idea that only 5 days later I would write an email to a guy called Andreas. I had no idea that only 8 days later I would call this guy for the very first time, talking to him for hours and hours as if we’d known each other forever. I had no idea that only 10 days later I would travel to Zürich to meet Andreas for the very first time, that I would move in with him only 13 days later and that I would get engaged mere 16 days after this incredible event in LA.
And even though I had no idea what exactly was about to happen, I knew that a new phase, a new chapter of my life was about to begin.
I remember sitting on the plane alternately laughing and crying listening to the final episode of The Transmission over and over again.
At the beginning of the series LOST, I was more lost than each and every single one of our beloved characters. Looking at my current situation, it would appear that I am now just as lost as I was back then, but I will have to disagree.
I have been found in so many ways.
I have been found by my husband, by love, by a bit more confidence, by acceptance, by the courage to fight, by the strength to let go.
There is one thing I will never let go off, though. I will never let go of my friends. Not ever. LOST has changed my life (and I am sure that you have read this sentence so many times in connection with this series that you are getting sick of it; but, what can I say?!, it is the truth!) for ever and I will eternally be grateful for all the chances, all the changes, all the friendships, all the trips, all the hours and hours of podcasts, all the new dimensions, all the new universes, all the new experiences that LOST has given to me. LOST has taken me to Kentucky, to Raleigh, to NYC, to LA and to Hawai’i. LOST has opened the world of social media to me and with that, it has given me an idea of what I want to do in life.
And, in the end, LOST has paved the road for the marriage that I am now blessed with. 

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

nevrothwen May 25, 2011 at 6:46 pm

And this is why Lost will always have a special place in the hearts of so many people.


Geoff Gentry May 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm

So very true!


Colleen May 26, 2011 at 2:11 am

#TeamLostChangedMyLife :)


Anne-Sophie (aka. anneso87) May 26, 2011 at 1:15 pm

You are absolutely right, Winnie.
#TeamLostChangedMyLife is THE best team to be on!!!


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