A few moments ago, I realised while I was taking a shower, that years ago, I always used to be so utterly nostalgic on new years eve. I used to struggle with letting go of the old year because I was afraid of the unknown in the new year.
How different is my life today. I am SO looking forward to the next year! Of course I feel excitement and a little bit of tension because I have no idea what the new year will bring. But I do know that I will and know how to rise if I should fall and that I will find the beauty in so many moments of the next year. But although I am looking forward to the next year, I feel a deep gratitude for 2016.
2016 gave LifeSurfer learned me so much and because of that I could meet so many beautiful people. Students and teachers who inspired me to give my best, Survivors I could show that they are not alone and whom I could help on their journey. Professionals working to end the violence against women who made me feel part of a front against violence and injustice. I made new friends, spoke abroad.. but above everything else I am so happy that my children did so well this year and that they consider 2016 the best so far. There are so many things to be grateful for!
And you were part of it and I want to thank you for your part in this journey.
For the new year I wish that you feel more joy and have more reasons to be grateful for than you’ve ever known before.
With a deep bow I am letting go of 2016 and with curiosity and anticipation I am setting my first steps towards 2017. Will you join me?