Good Riddance, 2015

My 2015 started with a close friend in the hospital. In intensive care. He died early in January and the whole year has been tinged with that horror and sorrow and grief. He was only the first. There have since been two deaths by suicide, two deaths by cancer and two deaths that could be attributed to ill health.

I’m sure there will be death in 2016. Just as there will be hardship, tough times and lessons to be learned. I’m entering into the scariest — and most responsible — year of my life and I’ve never felt so ready to be challenged.

I want to wish everyone a safe and smooth segue from this year to the next and a joyous, prosperous and wonderful 2016. Aw hell, I’m just gonna quote Neil Gaiman, who put is so eloquently:

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”

Cheers to 2016!

3 responses to “Good Riddance, 2015

  1. Happy new year! Always love seeing your blog updated 🙂


  2. Peter Stone/Harris Baylen

    Abby, sorry for the deaths of friends in 2015. Hope 2016 will be better. I am looking forward to getting a drink or coffee in your new bar. Wish you well in the New Year.
    Sir Peter Stone/Harris Baylen

  3. Happy New Year Abby! I’m looking forward to another year of your blog and reading about your bar owning process. I hope to see you soon!

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