Another Thanksgiving (or two, if you count Canadian and American) come and gone. Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude abounds.
This has been an unusually busy fall, between the move and three, count ’em, three trips to Southern California since August. My most recent trip had me in Palm Springs for our annual gathering with family and longtime friends. This year, my dad and his wife were in town for a change, as well as my mom and my brother and his wife and two girls. There’s no greater joy for me than being an auntie… it’s just about the best thing ever. My nieces are growing up so fast, as kids tend to do, so every time I get to spend quality time with them, it’s a blessing.
Really, I’ve been so blessed this year… I’m continuing on this incredible journey of exploration around work (which prompted this whole blog thing to begin with), and have found so many interesting and meaningful projects to work on. I attended the Social Venture Institute at Hollyhock and had a chance to recharge my batteries there, remembering that story telling is a great gift. It’s been most fulfilling to return to my roots in the entertainment industry, writing and producing a number of video projects as well as teaching about social responsibility at Vancouver Film School. I’m looking forward to more blending in the coming year, taking all that I’ve learned about sustainable business over the past ten years and mixing that in with my production skills. So many cool projects in the works, with so many cool people and companies… 2012 is shaping up to be incredibly exciting.
I’ve already written about my gratitude for my life on the home front… the new digs are incredible, and every day I feel like I’m living in the lap of luxury. When I find myself at the end of the day curled in the corner of our beautiful couch (yes, that couch), watching the fire in the fireplace, and snuggling up with the one I love, I know that life is very, very good.
Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude… that’s all I’m sayin’.