Bring on the New Year
Hi folks, hope everybody is healthy and happy in this very cold start to the new year. It’s this bone-cracking cold that has me feeling alive and well these days. I’ve been enjoying early morning breakfasts full of powder snow, followed by hot showers, cold bike rides to work and then hot meals at night. Hokkaido living is the best!
Some people complained that last year was terrible. In some respects, it certainly was. In other respects it was brilliant. As with every year, there are lows and highs. I think this becomes clearer with every passing year, and we see how important it is to focus on the positive things in life. Perhaps I’m looking at things with rose colored lenses (or goggles), but I think it’s the key to leading a fulfilling life. I expect 2017 will be packed full of disappointment just as much as it is with joy. And that’s OK.
I hope we’re all able to make the best out of things as they come, and remember to help each other as much as we can. That’s what it’s all about.
I look forward to seeing you in the classroom this year.
All the best in 2017,