An interesting 2018 I have had; I didn’t get to do as much last year due to two people whom I was extremely close with suddenly passed away, my grandfather and a super close friend who was practically family. Both deaths were unexpected and took me by surprise. I hadn’t experienced any such death since my late father when I was just 12 years old. The experience put me in a little bit of a funk. A reminder casted through to me highlighting, not to coast through life and live in a pretend protective bubble we all get in lost in- chained to the rhythm, a rat race. Anything could and can, literally happen to you. All your dreams, hopes and wants could be gone, just like that. My new year resolutions include: To become more philanthropic, closer to God, really put my talents to good use this year, and actually get back to people on Whatsapp, because as a millennial I totally suck.
Dubai is always a good idea for an escape, a small six hours by plane and a complete different weather system that I’m biologically more akin too. I stayed at the plush Five the palm and the Versace. Which were both equally phenomenal but yet completely different. Five the palm is a trendy, youthful spot with a live DJ at a Miami style looking pool which overlooks the city’s skyscrapers, the rooms are modern with a balcony like no other. A Tip for when you check in: asked to be placed on the first wing.
Everything at the Palazzo Versace was an Italian masterpiece, Donatella didn’t mess around making her chain of hotels! Every last detail from the spoons in our room (they were Robert welch) to the cushions, upholstery, bath rooms were just divine, signature with the famed gorgon Medusa head. I had eaten last year at the Palazzo Versace and I loved the quality of my dinner it was so well made, the food just melted in my mouth. Additonally (to top that), the in room dining was so well made, it actually shocked me, the quality was the best I’d ever had a big statement, yet a true one. Our room had a private balcony area and a glam area set with a mirror and beauty area, it really was a stunning room and I want to go back pronto.
As someone who isn’t the biggest fan of quotes, I found some words to take into 2019 with, ‘Don’t be so hard on yourself for feeling lost, confused or like you haven’t achieved all that you haven’t wanted to achieve. Life would be pretty damn boring if you’d done it all already, if you had no more room to grow or change. Be patient. You’ll eventually figure it all out and everything will make sense. Every experience will eventually get where you are supposed to be. Every win, every loss and very mistake. Don’t be afraid to fuck up and don’t expect success overnight. Don’t stop until you make yourself proud’
Happy New year everyone, Lets smash 2019….I posted this on the first of the 9th day as I love numerology and the power of numbers. Number 9 represents spiritual completion.
Carpe Diem Mermaids & Mermen ,
Lots of Love,