Ed­i­tor’s Place

SHE Carribean Magazine - - LETTERS/EDITOR'S PLACE - Delia Do­lor

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.

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