This is the last post of the year, and though I’ve had a lot of topics on my mind lately, I’m not really in a place where I can talk about most of them yet, those things requiring deeper, more focused thought than the holidays can afford, which is not really such a bad thing. Suffice to say, it’s been a good year.
It’s been a big year too, and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve made some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make (leaving my studio, some other news that’s yet to come, etc.), made some important changes in some of my most important relationships, grown as a writer (both in the sense of my craft and the more social aspects), grown as a friend and an aunt and sibling and perhaps, most importantly, as a child of God. Almost all of the relationships I have have grown deeper, healthier and stronger and I am so thankful for all of them. It feels good to be alive and though this has definitely been a different, harder holiday season than most, I can’t say I’ve been unhappy, either.
Thanks for sticking with me all this time, everyone. I hope this is the best year yet for each and every one of you. Keep on keeping on.