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Wednesday, January 2: First day back at work for the admin, housekeeping and maintenance staff at the Sorrento Centre. Our main campus, and the nearby natural farm, are blanketed with snow (and more is on the way), so it is quiet and beautiful outside. Inside Spes Bona (our iconic admin building), there is lots of activity as bookings begin to flow in for yoga and other events in the spring and summer. We are confirming a busy and active program of activities and events for the coming year. The seed for our spring planting at the farm has been ordered. We're completing a detailed review of 2018 - looking at the stories and the numbers. We're looking forward to 2019 and finalizing our management tools, including the annual budget and operational plan. We are in conversation with smart and engaging people whom we expect will help us live even more deeply into our mission as a holy place of transformation for learning, healing and belonging. Mostly, we are in a state of growing excitement... it has been a good day on the first day back at work at the Sorrento Centre.