Happy New Year, my dear readers! I’m very excited to spend some much needed quality time with friends and family this holiday season. This year has been full of new accomplishments, exciting projects and experiences. Some life-changing events emerged this year as well. Through these we bonded as a community and made new wonderful friendships. Now is a perfect time to look back for a moment, reflect on the lessons we’ve learned from the past year, relationships we’ve built, the challenges we’ve overcome, and to set new goals for the future. I’m grateful for all the changes I’ve been able to embrace, that proved to be very empowering in the end. As I’m counting my blessings, I’d like to thank you all for your support and encouragement over the last year. You make this journey so worthwhile. Although the future is unknown, I am excited for what the new year has in store for me. After all, the future belongs to those who live forward and believe in their dreams. I wish you all the very best in the new year, follow your passions, believe in your future, live for the people you love and celebrate life every day. Here’s to new discoveries and opportunities in the New Year 2013!