This was a difficult year.
There have been very few situations throughout the year where I did not feel that something was being taken from me, and it started to take a toll.
I don’t mind the gray hairs, but I did begin to wonder if the feelings of stress and depression were going to be my new normal.
After years of thriving on stress, I believe that I hit my limit and I decided I would make some changes in the areas of my life where I had some control.
I abandoned the political hamster wheel of doom.
I began practicing mindfulness, both at work and in my personal life.
I chose to invest in friends that invested in me.
I said thank you more often.
I slept in until 7 am on a Monday.
I learned that it was ok to sleep in until 7 am on a Monday.
I forgave myself for my mistakes.
Suddenly it’s December, and I’m sitting here scrolling back through the camera roll on my phone, and I see a year that has continually gotten brighter and more filled with happiness.
This was a difficult year, and that’s ok.