Well Reader, it's been a hectic month, and I'm finally back. Over the past 28 days, I've opened a restaurant, lost 6 employees, been the victim of a hit-and-run, released a new album, and come down with the worst stomach virus I've ever had. I've lived on just a few hours of sleep a night, keeping a toothbrush in our office for the nights I have to sleep at the restaurant. I've been making meatballs until 2 am every other day, living on coffee and adrenaline.
I'd say I don't know how I'm doing it, but that would be a lie.
I'm doing it because I'm surrounded by the very greatest people.
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, which is a time of reflection for me. I'm so incredibly grateful this year for the friends and employees who stood by me through the chaos. Most nights this month, a friend stopped by to help, making food with me until the wee hours. Their optimism and enthusiasm carried me through my dark hours. I can't imagine how I would've held up without them.
Reader, as we give gifts in a few days, let's not forget to give our positivity to those who need it most. It saved my life this year. We cannot be too generous with our joy. I'll see you next Sunday! -Em