Message From Your President
At the end of one year and on the precipice of another, we are at that time of the year where we reflect upon where we have come from and bid goodbye to the past while we celebrate and rejoice the fresh start of a new year and all of its possibilities.
A new beginning is upon us full of brisk insight into the future and bright hopes about what we might achieve. As our chapter moves into the New Year, we should take comfort and satisfaction about the work that we accomplished; not to feel complacent or to feel like we’ve done enough, only
to reflect that we were successful in our goals and to let that be a challenge to us to meet those goals and build on them in the coming year.
Hopefully, you’ve been able to celebrate the holidays with friends and families, to be
warmed by their company during the cold nights. Between the merriment and festivities, try to take a moment to breathe, center yourself and reflect on the past year. So frequently our lives move too quickly, we forget to lift our head up and assess where we’ve been and to consider the path we are currently on.
The start of a new year is a perfect opportunity to take that moment to reflect on the lessons you learned in the past and make a purposeful decision about how you want to proceed in the coming year. I hope that when you look at the path you are on you find peace and comfort. Remember that you have a sisterhood surrounding you, ready to celebrate and share. I hope too that when you look into the future that you see all the endless possibilities that surround you; that you are energized and excited by its potential and resolved to follow through on the goals you set for yourself.
I look forward to celebrating with my sisters in the coming year.
Happy New Years!
Kelly Aust – President, Portland Chapter 54