I’m not accustomed to speaking about my personal life, but the holiday season and new year gives me pause to reflect on the past year. 2014 was a trying year with an ultimate low. During the holidays, my family and I traveled East to West, and North to South; from festive London, to the rolling English countryside, to wintry white Aspen, and finally to sizzling Mexico. Initially the holiday was a much-needed escape from home, but through each city, seeing friends and family, I enjoyed jumping into the celebrations and the light heartedness of exploring. I realized that any person can be a friend through the sunny times, but those who weather the storm are a rainbow through the clouds. With much gratitude, I want to thank everyone who has been my rainbow.
For the first time, I have decided to make new years’ resolutions. I am blessed to have an amazing family, friends, and equally incredible work team. Each resolution is my guideline to steering my course of productivity, organization and sucking the marrow out of life. Today we had our first staff meeting of the new year. We discussed goals, trends, inspirations, and efficiencies. It was an exciting meeting. In the meeting agenda, I quoted Mark Twain with one of his many famous quotes. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” I have been fortunate to have found my “why” this past year, and hope that everyone on my team enjoys the excitement of chartering their personal course to discover their “why”.
With what would have been my dear Tristan’s first birthday on the 17th of January, I am blessed to see the silver lining in tragedy. He gave me the courage, peace, and clarity to see what is most important and have the strength to protect it.
Happy New Year and Best Wishes for Health, Love, and Life with Style!