As 2016 finally draws to a close, another session of year-end contemplation is upon us yet again. The year that was 2016, rumoured around this time last year to be a tough one, has indeed proven itself rather a handful. But, as with most difficult experiences, the result is most often growth; and that for me is the hallmark of the year 2016.
Here in South Africa, during 2016 we experienced a move towards increased accountability, to restoring values sadly lost of late. Tides are proverbially turning and long-held allegiances, both political and personal, are being overhauled and re-evaluated. This is good.
We have seen great progress on a global scale during 2016; new research now shows that acid pollution in the atmosphere is almost back to pre-1930s industrialisation levels. Life expectancy in Africa has increased by 9,4 years since the year 2000, due largely to improvements in child survival, progress in malaria control, and increased access to ARVs. The New York Times reported in 2016 that world hunger reached its lowest point in 25 years.
On a personal level much has shifted in my space in the year 2016. It has been a year for clearing things out, for making space for new avenues and for pushing boundaries. I have transitioned the blog into a lifestyle blog, something I have been passionate about for some time. And you guys have responded to this shift, with the blog receiving 102 483 page views since the beginning of 2016. Thank you.
Many new and exciting things are on the cards for 2017 for the blog, as I seek out new ways to communicate and engage with you, my audience. I will also be engaging in new partnership collaborations to truly extend the My Lime Boots ethos of a life of style and a style to life. Be sure to stay tuned, announcements will be made in the new year!
Join me as together we expel the spectre of mediocrity to live in the fullness of who we were created to be in an exciting new year which is but moments around the corner.