2017 was a mess of beauty and tragedy and questions.
personally, it's been a quiet year, a year of soft growth and hard lessons. atlanta and santa barbara. i prioritized my mental health. i bought a card i made from target. i made peace with one of the biggest ghosts of my past, learning forgiveness and redemption and resurrection in all new ways. i drove across america and started kickboxing. i made time for my favorite people and the places i love. as this year comes to a close, i'm saying goodbye to beloved chapters and hello to new ones; i've felt like the richest and the poorest human in the world and somehow survived it all.
and that's life - a loving, a leaving and a being left, a letting go and a carrying on. our stories stumble forward, our past a smattering of small and silent memorials to the moments that might've been and were never meant to be, the moments that made us and led us here, now.