Wow, what a challenging and rewarding year 2015 has proved to be!
Family, client and friend have been afflicted with illnesses. I faced the subject of death on many levels and were reminded what a precious opportunity that I have to spend in this world.
This year, me and my Assistante continued our exploration of our curiosity in Italy, for the third time. And this time, it began with tears, tears of hurt and disappointment (a little bit of what happened here). Luckily, we did not let that incident put a damper on our trip and rose above the circumstance. Our love for this wonderful country and its people not only stayed, but grew.
Speaking of exploration, we are still at loss on how we ended up going to a part of the world that we never thought we'd be willingly stepping on - the Antarctica. We have learned so much about the beauty of this continent, and about ourselves, especially of our ever-expandable limits. Thanks to the other-worldly challenges that we had to deal with, we have become both physically and mentally stronger. I feel that we are more open to getting out of our "comfort zone", which used to represent moderate temperatures.
Friends, when you are immersed in the joy of family and friends this holiday season, I want you to know that I appreciate your being you, from a liking of our post, to a comment of how you feel about our work, to the supportive words sent to my email, to even taking the time to share our posts/website to your family and friends. For that, I thank you!
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Now it's time to have that toast with my family. With my renewed license in this world, for every additional day of my life, I will strive to share beauty, spread love and inspire changes. And I look forward to seeing you along.