My year was filled with love, heartbreak, success and failure, support and abuse. The stark contrast between the highs and lows of life has always been a challenge for me; this year I got one step closer to balance. One step closer to a less chaotic life filled only with people and experiences that help me grow and make me feel whole. At the end of the day, I’m the only one who can truly achieve happiness for myself (maybe Lucy too, because dogs are next level). Most days I have a list of resolutions 50 pages long. Constantly picking at the places that I don’t feel are adequate. Today, I’m resolving to celebrate all that’s happened. It doesn’t fix the things that still need fixing, nor does it heal all of the scars that need healing. But I still deserve the happiness that’s filled my path and am capable of achieving the balance I seek.
A gentle reminder that the holidays typically bring up a lot for people. Slow down, be kind, be patient, and offer love when you can.