It’s taken me some time to capture all the thoughts rolling around in my head from the past couple of weeks. A new year always feels exciting for me, and I imagine it's the same for many of you. I enjoy the transition from the holiday rush into the introspection, planning, and time dreaming about what I want in my business, family, and life in the new year.
This year's transition has felt strange, though. In the week between Christmas and New Years Day, we suffered another mass shooting in Colorado followed closely by our state's most destructive wildfire that took hundreds of homes with it. The weather turned from 60 degrees and sunny to blistering cold and snowy. My husband and I happily celebrated 18 years married and another year hospital free with our precious daughter even as people all around us are sick with and suffering from Covid. It's weird to hold onto and observe all of that together.
And so here we are, at the start of a new year...along with all of the same stuff. And while I mourn for the losses and pain all around us, I also find hope in new days, fresh tries, and in looking for that bit of magic that I believe we can find each day around us.
So Happy New Year, friends. I'm wishing you health, love, comfort, and joy in this new year. Thanks for following along with me and Whimsicals. I appreciate you - a lot.
Hugs from my family to you and yours,
P.S. I turned the quote at the top of this email into a free phone wallpaper for you. If you need a little dose of hope and joy each time you pick up your phone, you can click on and save the photo below, or find it (and other fun options) here.
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