I found this Tumblr post today from the beginning of this year. Wow, this put things into some perspective. This year was more challenging than I anticipated. It actually nearly ripped me apart. I went on my Washington state trip, which was terrific. (So terrific, I want to plan another trip to go back with my Love soon.) I signed a contract to write a blog for my favorite non-profit in town. I didn’t write as much personally as I wanted to. I cooked as much as time allowed, and I still have a stack of books I want to get through. The unknown brought a lot of hard things. I got a challenging job that has taught me a lot about myself. Through what has felt like insurmountable anxiety and fear, I’ve learned my values and deeply rooted intentions to guide my heart. I struggled with not feeling good enough, yet with therapy, I’ve been slowly unknotting the threats of that narrative and creating a new way of thinking and living that is whole, fulfilling, and loving. This year was hard, but it was good.