I've heard from many people that 2016 was a tough year. Yet, as it stands, here we are, stronger than ever and more prepared for what's to come. Out of great fear and pain, comes great beauty. Out of tension comes transformation. Art is birthed from these ashes, gifting healing to our emotional grief and political turmoil. Now we stand with choices on how to take on the next year.
So how do I plan to take on the future? To be present in the love that is here right now. To get creative beyond my wildest dreams. To surround myself with good company and collectively see how we can create impactful change, that I play just as hard as I work, and reach for the stars as I deepen my roots.
Amidst the challenging transition that we are facing this Friday, lets remember the importance of optimism and openness, trust, tolerance and teamwork, creativity, learning, growth and kindness, critical thinking while leading from the heart, and a willingness to embrace change.
If there's any more lingering fears or pain being carried, make this the final slice to those stories and transition into action using the love and power that lives in our hearts.
You know what I'm taking about. We have work to do.
“On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord…” — President Barack Obama