Happy New Year

2019: Lamplight turns 3

For the next few weeks, “Year In Review” articles will flood the internet and remind us all of the whirlwind year that was 2018. With that territory comes the endless amount of lists that will be made - “best of”, “worst of” and more.

Humans love a good list. A nice summary of where we went, to try and make sense of where we are going. The truth is though, nobody really knows where 2019 will take us. Get all the analysts in, gather all the lists and data you want, but at the end of the day we don’t know what the new year will bring. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it causes us to take a step back and reflect on the past 365 days. The stories that were shared, the lessons that were learned, the steps we took forward and the areas we need to do better. Beyond a well compiled list, humans love a good story. Somebody who’s genuine, who we can root for, get behind, come together and support.

We fell in love with the fairytale story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, clung onto hope for a boys soccer team trapped in the caves in Thailand as the water levels rose and roared loud with the 3 lions when England won on penalties in the World Cup. We also lost great story tellers in Anthony Bourdain, Stan Lee and many more creative geniuses. Their work lives on, along with what it means to each and every one of us as individuals, the impact they have left on our lives. Stories are what bring us together, they remind us that we as humans can be good, that this world is worth fighting for and this life can be beautiful through all the chaos.

Lamplight Creative’s story begins its third chapter this year. Like you, we’re entering uncharted waters. But we know we have amazing people behind us, who have supported us from the start and will continue to navigate whatever comes our way. To those of you who have stuck by our side, we simply say “Thank You”.

To those of you we have yet to meet and work with, we can’t wait to meet you.

Maybe your story is still in its opening chapters, like ours. Or maybe it has yet to be told. So here’s to the blank page, the road not travelled and the trails yet to be blazed.

Let’s get creative, together.

Amy Hill