January Message from Our Founder
Hello friends and Happy New Year. I hope this letter finds you completely satisfied with the results from the good times you experienced over the holidays. I for one had a wonderful holiday season. I spent a significant amount of quality time with my loved ones, watched my favorite Christmas Movie, and enjoyed some much-needed rest and relaxation time.
Now here we are making plans to attack another New Year and crossing our fingers that 2020 is well into our forgotten past.
Auld Lang Syne…. You know, the song that everyone sings at the stroke of midnight as we bid farewell to the old year and ring in the new one? Does anyone really know how to pronounce that and what it actually means? I didn’t know, so I turned to my trusty advisor, Google, and read all about it. Apparently, it’s an old Scottish Poem written in 1788 by a fellow named Robert Burns. It was then set to the tune of a traditional folk song and the rest is, as they say, history.
Here’s what I learned: Auld Lang Syne is typically translated to mean “for the sake of old times” and is a call to remember long-standing friendships. It is commonly used to symbolize endings and new beginnings. All of this makes perfect sense to me and now I will be prepared to sing “Old Aing Zine” with greater fervor and better understanding.
My message to you as I wrap up this first newsletter of 2021 is a little something that I took away from my recent studies. Auld Lang Syne, let’s not forget the lessons we learned in 2020, let’s remember the people in our lives that matter, and let’s welcome the new year with optimism and passion.
I look forward to seeing you around campus!
Founder, The Water’s Edge Resort