What does 2014 mean for you?
Most of us made New Year resolutions in the last few moments of 2013, laying down our personal promises for 2014.
Resolutions are born out of many things, usually self-improvement, but for many they are formed after reflecting on the previous year’s events, poignant moments, trials, tribulations, or ups and downs, as ultimately these experiences become the bricks for our next year’s resolutions.
For many people I know, 2013 was a challenging and tricky year, a year of facing demons, soul-searching, introspective thinking and assessment of everything occurring in life to that point. It was a year of throwing things out, burning them down, standing in the ashes and plotting, planning and rebuilding.
2013 was a year of reconnecting and strengthening old connections, sometimes permanently breaking connections, but mostly a year of forming new connections and growing networks.
2013 was sometimes a deeply frightening year, yet also a very hopeful year and a year with many ecstatic moments. It was a year with many dark, dusty corners that needed airing out in order to build things in a stronger, better way.
As 2013 drew to a close, I knew it had enabled me to build the strongest foundations for 2014. In 2014 I will truly nurture and enjoy many of the amazing friendships and connections made to this point – because I am truly lucky to be surrounded by so many amazing, inspiring and entertaining people.
My 2014 resolution is to experience these friendships and connections (and those following) in high definition and in a complete 360 degrees.
Ultimately, it's all about the people.