I feel like it’s all anyone has been saying this past week, so I hate to be the 1,000th person you’ve heard it from, but SERIOUSLY…HOW IS IT ALREADY 2019??
This year has FLOWN by. It’s been a busy one at the Atelier. We’ve grown our team, met new friends, and worked on a whole array of new projects!
That’s why it was so lovely when we got to take a moment this week to come together and celebrate! The team enjoyed a festive and delicious dinner at Augustine (a super chic French restaurant in downtown Manhattan). We went around the table, toasting to what a year it’s been and why we’re so excited for the next one!
So, yes, it has been a big year. But, what I can’t stop thinking about is something Garance wrote in her “Happy New Year!” post from this time last year. She wrote, “Falling in love with our lives is what I wish for us in 2018.”
And I’ve found myself coming back to this because I’m finding such comfort and beauty in the hopefulness of her message. Because, in a way, “falling in love with our lives” doesn’t have to mean a huge life change, a process that occurs by a set date, or the excitement of having a fabulous year. It’s a continuous project, forever ongoing, that we can tweak, adjust, and grapple with at every turn! And what is so exciting about realizing that this process is never-ending is that each new year, or even each new day, presents an opportunity for us to inch closer to the possibility of it. So, whether you’ve made a big move this year (like me!), re-committed yourself to a hobby, or even just created more time for yourself and the things that make you happy, I hope you’ve been able to take one small step towards a life that you love.
So on that note, we’re going to be taking a break from the site until the new year. We believe the holidays should be spent laughing with loved ones, taking a break from our phones, and reveling in the “magic” of the season. It’ll be the perfect interlude as we plan to start 2019 off with some self-reflection and self-discovery.
Wishing you a happy holidays, a happy new year, and lots of love and warm hugs for 2019. See ya in the new year!