Time flies by far too fast, and it seems faster each year. As I said back in July, I’m making an effort to be more present for the small and wonderful things that happen every day. I don’t want meaningful moments to pass me by because I’m focussed on what needs to be done, or waiting for the next big event. The anticipation of that is in itself wishing away precious time. The global pandemic makes it tricky to plan too far ahead anyway. So I might as well relax the regimented calendar I normally like to have in my life, and roll with the punches. Cheers to more spontaneity, and seizing of the moment in 2022.

Each year I try to move forward in some small or big way, which is why January has become a month of soul-searching, reflecting and goal-setting. I think about my priorities and the priorities of my loved ones. I think about how I can do things in a better way, and become a better person. I think about what I want to achieve, and how I’m going to achieve it. I try to make peace with the things that bothered me last year so that I can move forward with a positive attitude. I also think about how I can provide a supportive environment for others, and what it means to be self-fulfilled.

These are heavy things to think about, and it can be challenging and stressful. When I reflect about fashion and style, on the other hand, I find that things are more light-hearted, enjoyable, and easier to troubleshoot. That’s why having fun with fashion and style is important. Don’t take it too seriously, and don’t let it boss you around. Be kind to yourself, laugh a lot, and relax into your style journey. I wish you a happy, healthy, safe, and fabulous 2022. Onward we go!