I want to take some time to reflect on this year. It wasn’t always easy. I had bad days. But I’m in a better place now.
I’m content. I’ve been fortunate enough to do what I love. I fought and still fight to protect my time.
I’ve experienced a lot of things I didn’t think I would. Some good, some bad. Some downright awful. But I’m still standing.
I went from going through the worst to the best period of my life. And I owe a lot of that to a very special person. Make no mistake, I’ll still single. But a complete stranger changed my life for the better.
Little by little, my perspective has expanded and evolved. I’m not perfect, but I don’t need to be. I’ve done so much, and I am ready to do more.
Even though I’m grateful for all the big events, I’m equally thankful for all the small tasks. I’ve been able to get back a lot of what I lost. There’s still a lot for me to live for.
I’m alive. I feel alive. My smile has reached my eyes, not just once or twice but countless times.
That said, recovery is a long road. In some ways, I’m still recovering. That’s okay. I’ve been able to share this journey with some incredible individuals. So thank you.