This past year and a half has been the most challenging of my life - there's no doubt about that. In the last six months though I've started to feel more settled and less anxious. I'm learning my new job. I'm putting myself out into the community around me more and more. I'm finding gratitude in the little things, like the varying colors of leaves outside my apartment. I love the early morning fog. I'm grateful to be stable enough financially now to put a little bit of each paycheck into retirement and my own savings account.
I'm hopeful that the year ahead will bring more growth and change. As painful as it can be, it also creates the most profound effects.