The start of a new year always feels like a big moment. After 2020, a year that tested our collective spirit, hope and resilience - this one feels pretty big!
Our own new start is big in another way too. Over the Christmas period, we moved north to Darwin. It’s put more space between us and our loved ones, and it’s a decision we haven’t taken lightly. But it’s one that will help both our family and Bonpinda grow and evolve in so many ways.
In making this decision, we reflected upon what it means to grow and change. On what this new year can mean for us, and for the Bonpinda community too.
Resolutions can feel a little empty, right? We often, with all good intention, create ones that are short term or unrealistic. So we decided that we would come up with some super easy and accessible ideas to make resolutions that are more meaningful.
The Bonpinda community is a constant source of inspiration for us. While we have missed seeing you in person, we have appreciated every single interaction. Whether it’s an email, a purchase, a recommendation or just reading this blog. We hope that by sharing these ideas with you, that perhaps you might be inspired to set goals that truly align with you and your own values. So we can feel connected to the shared purpose of a meaningful year ahead, together.
We’ve categorised these ideas into 5 areas (we think) would make a great focus for this year ahead:
Educate - how to keep learning, listening and responding to the world around us.
Consume - ways to practice consuming more mindfully. As a way to help the planet and find more joy and connection in it.
Grow - let growth take root in your life. Finding the truest ways to experience the world, to both see the power of nature and our own power as human beings.
Re-use - experience breathing new life into what’s already around us: repurposing, reusing and re-wearing. Whilst also examining the old fashioned values that might be the key to a better future for all of us.
- Rest - just as important as our goals, find some easy ways to switch off and reconnect to the simple pleasures of life. Kind and gentle ways we can release and let go into blissful rest.
We hope you get value and meaning from these ideas. It’s a little way to say thank you for your support this year, which has meant the world to us and to the creators we work with.
Here’s to the new year, and to making meaning together.
From our family to yours, Happy 2021!