New Beginnings.

by TheSpot

As the year winds down, we reflect on what has been accomplished as well as anticipate what 2024 will bring.  Every year we seem to move faster, the holidays come up a little quicker, our shopping windows tighter.  This year, myself and a few others noticed less Christmas cards in the mail.  December seemed to have perennial traffic.  We replaced our cute family photo cards with a Facebook post generalizing a holiday wish to a friend list.  Stamps are getting more expensive.  And who even has time to go to the post office?  Yes, life is busy. 

As we ponder these questions, let’s rewind just a bit.  2023 began timidly in a post pandemic world.  Although many events began to get back on track in 2022, there were setbacks and not all events/establishments were officially open.  By mid 2023, international travel surged, and in some cases, surpassed 2019 statistics.  All that aside, The Spot Magazine began with an intention of getting people back into their communities and re-discover all the treasures we have in our own backyard.  Now it seems, experience is everywhere.  Whether it be a spa, a farm, cocktail hours at hotel bars, or even film locations, there is so much to absorb.  In other words, experience life.  And that’s a great thing.  However it goes even further.  

Each and every one of us has a purpose.  It is worth looking back on this past year.  The Spot was able to meet and visit everyday people doing extraordinary things.  They welcomed us into their place of business, their homes, and their lives.  It was a joy to share their stories.  Some were very personal and others wanted to share their work.  I am filled with gratitude that you have followed along our journey and hope that you continue to do so. As we venture into 2024, we’ll continue that journey.  We will continue sharing stories.  We will continue to highlight crafts.  We will continue to observe art.  We will bring all of this to you.  We are here to share your purpose.  At the end of the day, we are dreamers and storytellers.  I found my purpose.  Cheers to new beginnings!  May 2024 bring endless happiness, joy, and good health!