New Year Renewal
Regular readers know that Irvine City News produces opinion pieces, in-depth features and even a share of breaking news, noteworthy for a monthly. But we don’t shy away from a fun “listicle” feature, either.
As I was reading the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal last October, I was pleased to see the prestigious publication dedicated an entire section to lists.
That was enough to free us to something we’d secretly been hoping to do: an issue dedicated to roundup stories, bests, superlatives and other lists.
Time will tell if it becomes a January tradition. Whatever time of year they’re observed, New Years celebrations in different countries, cultures and faiths often include an opportunity to look at our lives and focus on the bigger issues we face as individuals, families and communities.
Whether this past year has been one of the greatest of your life, or one that you’re glad is finally over, a fresh calendar brings with it a feeling of opportunity.
And often it starts with a list.
We do some soul-searching, make some resolutions, and prepare to take on the year’s challenges with a renewed and revived sense of purpose.
Whatever your hopes, dreams and aspirations for the New Year, we hope 2018 is a happy, healthy and productive year for you and yours.