ABSTRACT

In many ways this book closes a fifteen year long period of my life, a

period full of struggle, hard work, sacrifice, mistakes and very often

bitterness and sorrow, but also full of joy, love and full of hope for

what the future may bring. In that respect, first and most of all I wish

to thank my family for the immense support I have enjoyed through-

out this journey. My parents Dorotea and Milan, my sister Jasna, my

grandmother Jelena, my wife Jilly and my daughter Maya were so

giving and selfless that I cannot possibly express the magnitude of my

gratefulness in words. The love, trust, sacrifice, support and help they

all generously offered is simply unforgettable. They taught me that

life without love, giving and trust is meaningless.