I wonder.. Is it already too late to be talking about New Year's? January 26th. Thursday. 2017.
2017. Is it me... Or does that sound pretty awesome? And even a bit frightening.. Okay, not exactly frightening. But maybe just a bit alarming. It's 2017! I feel like it's going to be a very special year. Mubarak -- that's an Arabic word for blessed. 2017 is going to be a blessed year.
Maybe because 17 was my jersey number when I played soccer growing up.. Just kidding! [Well, it was, but that's not why 2017 is going to be awesome!]
It might be because I feel a lot of newness around me... I'm turning 40, which certainly wouldn't be classified as new, but there are sayings in the Arab world that when you've reached your forties, that's basically when someone has made it. Turning 40 should be a celebration, not anything anywhere near a pity-party.. In fact, you've now reached your prime. Your opinions really matter now. This is the time in your life when your past experiences mean something to everyone else.. Seriously, how cool is that?!
I'm also having a baby! Aaaaaaaaaaaah.... My first one. At 40. I know. And I've moved continents.. After a wonderful few years in Amman, Jordan, where Nesaa is based, I now find myself in a brand new place. A new city. New surroundings. New friends and even some old ones.. (which is always nice!)
It's such an exciting time..!! But doesn't everyone feel that way about January?!? It's a time to take stock, to reflect and evaluate on the year past and decide on changes to implement - what to throw out, what to focus on, how to improve ourselves and the lives of those we love around us.. People make big lists, they write out their resolutions ready to get going as soon as that ball drops. I, for one, am going to stop buying so many bags.. haha! Just kidding.. But seriously, it's a time to look at how to eliminate or reduce one's bad habits and how to acquire good ones.
Here at Nesaa, it's a new and exciting time for us, as well. We've had a fabulously interesting past few years debuting in this world of gorgeously slow fashion & ethical design. We love and appreciate the people we work with, and are proud of the relationships we have made over the years. And the cute little bags aren't half bad either!
Our team of two is growing. And I don't just mean the belly bump! Then, there were two.. and then two more joined (me included!) And then even more players were added to the mix! And that's where it's all started to get really exciting..
Here's to the new year and all of it's exciting new-ness! We hope you're enjoying your "new" year so far, and that 2017 holds all that is wonderful and happy for you and yours!
Stay tuned for our next blog where we get to meet a new face - it's a gorgeous one, of course! She's a model, a business woman.. someone who is doing something pretty cool in the fashion world, coming at it from a pretty smart and exciting platform. She's a transplant living in the fashion capital of the world.. Like I said, stay tuned!
2017 is here, and it's going to be awesome!