12 new chapters, 365 new chances
“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” –Rainer Maria Rilke
Pantone recently announced that Ultra-Violet is the color of 2018. According to Pantone, “Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.”
Ultra Violet sets the perfect tone for the New Year; a season of new beginnings and fresh starts. I can’t think of a color to better represent exactly what we all hope for in 2018: progress, innovation, originality, inspiration, and creativity.
And while ultraviolet has set the tone for the new year, the way in which we all choose to interpret it will be unique to what we hope to achieve in 2018.
As the new year inches closer and closer, you may be in the process of deciding how next year will be different from this one. It’s a good time to reflect on all the things you have done and all the things you are going to do in the new year.
So, I sat and thought for a few hours, thinking about what this meant to me, to the year ahead and what my intentions are for the coming year.
After much thought, I finally figured it out.
Ultraviolet opens the way for the creation of anything the mind can conceive. It is reflective, awakening openness, growth, and creativity. You can’t hide behind it as it amplifies everything in its way. It is a blank canvas waiting for you to paint your future on it.
12 new chapters, 365 new chances. A blank space open for new experiences and a world of opportunity to express ourselves every day.
Embrace all the colors you choose to paint as well as what life paints for you; there’s no right or wrong answer, it’s your masterpiece.
CHEERS TO 2018