Here we are again at the beginning a brand new year. It seems everyone have spoken with is happy to leave the past year behind, for there were those in the throes of life transitions—be it a broken heart or career uncertainty, serious illnesses or loss, worries about the future and the state of the world in general. But even if not everything went according to plan this past year, the one thing that we have to hold on to—besides each other—is hope: the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. Hope that this year will be better, that we will be better.
After about twelve days off from work and (over)indulging in endless feasts that began with hors d’oeuvres and perhaps a glass of rosé vermouth and tonic; elegant dinners cooked to perfection accompanied by glasses of wine or champagne; stunning amounts of chocolate, salted caramel ice cream and such for dessert … it’s back to green salads, smoothies and juices for the next month, no more carbs (farewell delicious bread and pasta) and alcohol for at least as long. After all the excess, no matter how wonderful, it’s good to cleanse the palate, both literally and figuratively and begin anew.
Each year that passes is another chapter in the story of our lives, and so, at the fading of one year into the next, I am excited for a brand new year full of new experiences and memories yet to be made. Whatever lies ahead, it is certain that we should enjoy every single minute of this one beautiful life we have. May this next chapter of your life be even better than the last, and may all your wishes come true this year.
May you always be encompassed in hope and guided by the stars. Wishing love & light to you and to all the people you love in this world. Happy 2019.