This year is starting to fade away, and I can already feel the pull from the brand new one waiting in the wings. One year ago, I was full of anticipation as to what this long heralded year of 2012 would bring. I knew it was going to be intense, but as usual, I could not foresee what would really happen in the next 366 days. It has been a year of change on so many levels, but the changes have come in the most unexpected ways and in the most unpredictable of places. Some of the changes I dreamed of have yet to materialize, but changes I could not even begin to dream of, have happened out of the blue. As I write these words, I sit in a quiet cabin up in the mountains. Outside, the snow is falling quietly, and everything is blanketed in white. It is like a blank canvas, ready to be filled with colour and light, just like the brand new year we are about to enter. Looking back, I see a 2012 as a magical painting, filled with shapes and colours, light and dark, looking like no other picture I have ever seen. We have all added our parts to this picture, and together we have created something that we will always remember. I am so grateful for everything I have experienced this year, and I can hardly wait to see what we will all accomplish together in the next months. For now we stand, with ”blank paper and coloured crayons” to quote from a much loved Norwegian song, ready to once again begin manifesting a new year – and a new world. And this time, we have so many more ”colours” to choose from when we start to create our own future.

So thank you to each and every one of you for making this year into a truly magical one. It has not been an easy ride, but it has been one filled with the joy of discovering new travel companions almost every day. It is such a gift to get to know each and every one of you, and I am truly looking forward to continuing this journey in your company. I wish you all an amazing and joyful new year!

Love and light, Aisha