It’s early morning, December 30, a bit chilly and the house is quiet and free of ridiculously tiny dogs running underfoot. It’s a good time to reflect on what a magical year 2006 has been, and a good time to wish you a very happy and healthy 2007.
How will you be ringing in the New Year? Big raucous festivities or quietly indoors with someone special?
Our tradition involves a quiet night at home with the pooches, some champagne, music and perhaps an old movie. I enjoy ringing in the new year with peace and quiet– every other time of the year is crazy enough!
(But that doesn’t mean I don’t step out on the porch to bang a few pots and pans!)
2006 couldn’t have been a more blessed year. I made new friends, both professionally and personally, with so many people around the world that are so talented and gracious that my heart has been touched forever. It was also the year that old friends I lost touch with appeared again – Meredith, Kate, Jesse, Mardi, Brian – all through blogging. You guys have all made me so happy!
I hope that 2007 brings you joy, peace and tons of love. I hope that those living in the Middle East find a glimmer of peace, our men and women fighting a war come home safe to their loved ones, and that we put aside all our differences – black, white, gay, straight, Christian, whatever – and realize that we’re all just humans sharing a planet together.
As far as resolutions, why make something I know I’ll only break? But I do have goals: communicate more, learn to become a better photographer, do a cookbook, see my family frequently, challenge myself creatively and give back to others as much as humanly possible. If these excess 20 pounds around my midsection disappear, well, I’d be thrilled, but I’m mighty comfortable in my own skin and only wish to be happy, healthy and loved.
Here’s a big hug from me and my family to each of you around the world.
Un prospero nuevo año to everyone!