I have seen universally how people curse this year for being such a bad year. My feeling is that it is not the years fault – It was just another year and maybe what it taught many of us, is that life happens when we make other plans.
Without going into much detail, I can say that in most instances, 2016 has been the worst year of my life thus far. But I do not see it as a bad year. It was just a year on the calendar, just as 2017 will be another year on the calendar. It was and it will be what me make of it, regardless of what happens with and around us, and in the world out there.
What made it tolerable for me to get through this year, were choices. Some choices I made many years ago and I never knew why, but this year it bear fruit and helped me get through many tough times. The choices that helped me the most, were who I chose to be my friends over the years. Many of them carried me through times of loss and change in my life. I am sure many of you will have the same experience. The people that we surround ourselves with, in many instances, make our life worth living and a better place. They kind of carry the load with us.
We therefore need to choose wisely, otherwise those choices can make our life miserable if we end up all alone or without true friends.
Coming back to why we are here. One of the better choices I have made in my life, is starting this site with Paula. Not once in all these years did I feel that maybe I should not have done this. To me she is a special and dear friend who only makes my life better. Her talent and humour entertains me on a daily basis. Thank you my friend. You are one of the reasons that I am able to say thank you to this year, regardless of its sorrows.
I think what I can safely say of both of us, is that our passion for Alex runs just as deep as it did 5 years ago. Through the years we have only been proud to support him and his career. Inside and out, he has never failed to excite us. As a person and as an actor, he still shows great passion.
To all of you, thank you for staying with us through the years and for enjoying Alex with us.
Only the best wishes for you and for us for the year 2017.
Happy New Year!