Welcome to 2015! Just writing the year 2015 seems extraordinary to me. I remember the turn of the millennium and what a thrill it was. The anticipation, the build-up, for such a momentous occasion was palpable. It wasn’t just any turn of the calendar. It was a new millennium!
It’s been fifteen years since I rang in 2000 with my family while dog-sledding in Muskoka. We reached a clearing just before the clock struck midnight, and had just enough time to pop the champagne. Looking back it was a magical time. I had just turn 20 years old. I was both eager and naïve; I was on the precipice of change and I didn’t even know it.
So much has transpired since that celebration. Graduations, weddings, funerals, babies, new homes, travels . . . it’s been a blur. Time is a funny thing. As we get older the years seem to pass by more quickly.
For many of us, January begins with a promise of renewal. After putting one’s self at the bottom of the priority list for most of the pre-Christmas preparations, the neglect come January is a startling reality. The lack of sleep, the excess of treats and cocktails are evident in the too-tight pants and the need to keep hitting that snooze button.
This month 4Mothers is about a fresh start. It is a cliché, but January is the perfect time for reassessing what’s important. The excess and busyness of the holiday season is replaced with bills needing to be paid, a quietness in the streets and vacancies on the calendar.
Our posts this month will focus on hitting that reset button. We’ll be featuring healthy, easy to prepare recipes, discussing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, testing out new fitness trends and welcoming inspirational guests Guilty Kitchen and Me and Meg.
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I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and to wish you a happy and healthy new year!