Merry Christmas! ¡Feliz Navidad! – From our Puente Cultural Integration Team!
I am in full gratitude and reflection mode as we look towards these last few days of 2021.
So many of my friends and clients are struggling with the holidays – dealing with grief – lives, businesses, relationships, lifestyles lost. I too, was so unmotivated to decorate, shop, wrap this year. I blamed our travel, but in reality, it was sheer exhaustion.
Christmas is always a little melancholy for our family because we are always away from either my family in Michigan or with my husband’s family in Mexico. We are always missing someone, somewhere.
My team has been holding down the office in Detroit while I’m in Mexico and my business partner holds down the office in Puerto Morelos when I’m home or travelling. I can not imagine what this year would have been like without them. My staff motivates me to be better, to do more – for them and for our clients. Thank you Amaya Juan, Yazmin, Cintia, Annaliese, & Sofia for extraordinary work – especially over the last few months!! Mayra & Rachel – thank you for getting us through the first 1/2 of the year! We miss you!
So I am going to take a few days over the next couple of weeks to enjoy family here in Mexico. I’m going to keep working, because, frankly, there is no way to disconnect completely when you do what we do. But I am going to be present in the small moments. Work as needed, rest as needed, enjoy all of it: All the mess, all the laughter, all the need.
If you’ve made it this far and are interested in checking out our Puente Cultural Integration & Business Alianzas Holiday newsletter – click here. Expect to see more from our team as one of our primary goals for 2022 is to have more consistent newsletters and blog posts from everyone on the team.
CEO, Puente Cultural Integration