Dear friends, this is me signing off for the year and wishing you the warmest and fuzziest of all holiday wishes. Don't you just love this time of year where you have this perfect vantage point between years? It's my favourite. Like using up the last bit of shampoo.
Truthfully, it wasn't an easy year for me. Things did not exactly go as planned. Things got kinda dark for me. I felt lonely. I felt rejected. I felt guilt. I questioned myself. I gave up. I cried. Like, a lot.
You know what though? Things moved ahead and did that balancing out thing that life tends to do. There were victories. Much joy. Many firsts. Endless good fortune. In all honestly, never have I felt luckier to be me. To be here.
I'm going to use these last couple of weeks to do some deeper reflection and think about the direction of next year. I'm also going to cook my first ever *vegan* Christmas meal and have my first ever friendsmas and do it all in this pretty city that has taken a giant chunk of my heart.
All my love and gratitude to you for sticking around for another year. It means more to me than you can imagine.