In With The New
Last year was tumultuous, challenging and triumphant. I experienced deep losses and incredibly hard fought gains. From death and despair, to repair and redemption, those were the most difficult days and ones that were most needed in a life well-lived.
Into the Arms of Sisterhood
The realization that you have love to lean on is startling, especially when you try to live without community. Over these years, I created my own non-blood related family of caring, loving and endearing folks.
Choosing to be Hopeful
On Christmas Eve, I fell into my chosen family's arms for joyous moments, came home to my daughter and enjoyed life, for the first time in what felt like a lifetime. I experienced a hint of real joy despite the year's trials and challenges. These were the days that I longed for, the days that gave me that much needed hope to bring in a new year of beginnings, with courage and light.
The holidays have been a welcomed end to a bittersweet blend of good and tough year. Making a conscious choice to change the end of a year and the beginning of another was deliberate and difficult. It was healing. And the new year is sure to be filled with love, connection with my chosen family, honesty, hard work and hope. And of course, no regrets.