Happy New Year to you (somewhat belatedly, thanks to a temporary technological snafu)! I hope you and your loved ones enjoyed your holidays.
We ended 2016 with a bang: hosting a NYE dinner party for some of our closest friends. it's a tradition among my girlfriends that dates back to approximately 2007, when we couldn't really afford to go out on NYE and decided to make our own fun via potluck and cheap wine instead! We've added friends (and courses, and pairings) over the years, but what stays the same is a relaxed good time with people we love, someone(s) staying over on an air mattress, and a bunch of hungover people in sweatpants eating whatever my husband can find in the fridge to fry the next day.
I'm starting 2017 on a great note both personally and professionally with some wonderful clients coming on board, interior design for our upstairs rooms really coming together, and major construction for our basement well underway. Plus, the ski season is off to a great start (quoth the avalanche report: "snowfall now being measured in feet across the forecast area") and we have a couple of fun trips planned.
At the same time, outside my bubble 2017 threatens to upset current stability where it exists and intensify problems that already plague our world. The human rights of each person on this planet - regardless of race, gender, sexuality, citizenship status, religion, or any other identity that can divide us - are extremely important to me and I intend to use that principle to guide me in thoughtful action this year.
I hope 2017 is getting off to a great start for you, and would love to hear about your dreams and goals for this year!