I am taking this opportunity to wish you all a fabulous Christmas and New Year...as well as to send you good wishes for 2015.
It has certainly been a year that raced on by, with so many accomplishments and so much more to come in 2015. Of late I have been taking some time to reflect, commence writing a book (more on that in 2015!), catch up with family and do what we call "building and setting the scene for the future to come."
As posted many times before, I am a big believer in being grateful for everything we have in our lives. Keeping a Gratitude Journal has helped me get through rough times, as well to keep my chin up and to look forward to exciting times to come. If it is one thing you do in 2015, (besides making that long awaited booking for a fab vakay to Jamaica!) make sure you purchase for yourself a beautiful journal to record your daily gratitude. I guaranty it will change your life.
Of recent I have had many opportunties to visit what is fast becoming my second home - Wellington, Florida where my step-dad resides. it is one of those smaller, genteel and sweet towns that is well known for polo and equestrian events...but I have also fallen in love with the restaurants, shopping and people! I have been able to make new friends, as well as to renew friendships with friends who I had not seen in many years (Hi Steve and Jer, miss you guys!) - let's just say 2014 gave me insights on what is truly important, and this next year will continue on the same trend.
Negative people, negative thoughts, and non-positive peeps are not really going to be let into my little world from hereon. I have decided that for myself I am moving forward with some epic changes next year. Have you ever decided to change your life for the better and realised along the way that there were too many negative forces around you? Well trust me, once identified, run for the hills! As a result, I can see how enriched my life has already become.
In terms of fitness and exercise - I intend to post alot more on my journey next year. A recent setback (I got quite ill with something similar to dengue, caused by a mosquito and have had debilitating joint pain.) As a result, I have been unable to run or weight train for a month and it has been quite depressing, but I feel that in the New Year I will be back on track.
I recently attended the Jamaica Inn staff party and caught up with an outstanding employee - Teddy, (pictured above with me) - he has been working at the hotel for 56 years this week, and he has known me since I was a teenager - literally watching me grow up. I love this picture as it really captured the essence of Teddy, his spirit and happy personality which is why the repeat guests just love him. If you are planning a visit to Jamaica Inn soon, make sure you meet Teddy - he makes the best cocktails ever and loves to play croquet with guests.
I am also leaving you with a fantastic cocktail recipe for the Season, a Sorrel Cosmopolitan! So divine this fab drink is.
And before I sign off until the New Year, I am sending you all best wishes and a BIG thank you for continuing to read this Blog.