To my ‘DELIA's Diary' readers, I've been transported to another place in the front part of SHE Caribbean…perhaps so that my ramblings keep you reflective while you read all of SHE Caribbean. We've been away for a while, and I've used that time to reflect with responsibility. To push that one step nearer to making decisions that I knew I had to, but for some reason, I got to a certain place and stopped. I put it down to being busy, a case of procrastination, but now I can be honest and say – the reason was fear. Yes, fear, coming from a confident, knowledgeable (not boastful) person like me. Are you like that? You probably are.
I tend to start thinking a few months before the New Year; to figure out what worked and what didn't and what I'd like to do/be in the New Year; and I start working on it prior so that when the time comes I can begin to excel. And this year was no different. As things change around you, try to make them happen because you planned it to happen, and not because someone else made the decision for you. Embrace the love in your life; whether it comes from your spouse, parents, children, best friends and even strangers who may approach you and thank you for something you said or did that inspired them.
My love for the Caribbean increased; travelling to Aruba, Miami, St Vincent and the Grenadines and relaxing in my second home Soufriere in St Lucia, felt like home – remember that Paul Young song, “Wherever I Lay My Hat”? This is the Caribbean, a place we live in, where the sun shines most of the time even in the rainy season and where the music and the lifestyle encourages us to be happy. The articles in this issue of SHE are extra-special to me not only because we've been away for a while, but because the realization of being SHE Caribbean's longest running Managing Editor filled me with pride. We've not only been consistent in quality, but despite the turmoil's of the economic cuts worldwide, we're still here and we've grown. Now that's something that's always going to be remembered…
Caribbean aspirations and regards to you all.