The new year doesn’t have to start on the 1st. I mean, so much pressure, right? For me the new year kind of started about three weeks after that. That’s the time it took for me to feel I had recovered from the hangover (literally and figuratively speaking) of leaving 2016 behind, the accomplishment and unfinished businesses echoing in my head.
I went through the first part of January without thinking much, just trying to keep up, already feeling like 2017 was swallowing me up. But by January 17th I felt much more straight in my winter boots. And that I owe to letting people in again. I suddenly realize that I had slowly but surely withdrawn, going in circles in my mind, not seeing the big picture and struggling to see the glass half full.
When I finally woke up and picked up the phone, within days I came back to life. I filled up my calendar with fika, dinners, after works and other exciting projects, but more importantly, I talked. I let it out, and I was heard, I was listened to, I was comforted, supported and loved. And if that is not the best fuel people, then what is?
Bottom line, there are ups and downs but neither need to be spent alone, whether the glass is half full or half empty, drink up, with loved ones!
By: Morgane Oleron / Photo cred