Rebranded/nesting in February.
Saw some of my favorite bands
Read a few fine books
Had a very creative year
Took a couple trips to NYC and had a beautiful week in Michigan.
Saw some incredible sunsets. (and sunrises)
And the most wonderful event of all, giving birth to my Shine.
Becoming a mother has changed me profoundly. Every cliche about becoming a parent is true. Those first life altering six months were so hard, and so wonderful at the same time. The love that grows each day is mind boggling and keeps me so full. What I did not realize was how much strength and confidence I would gain from giving birth and enduring such a long labor, and functioning after so many sleepless nights caring for an infant. I carry it with me every day in the most positive way, down to really small things, like the cold of winter and lack of light which used to pummel me every year. I barely notice it now. I have Shine. I need Shine.
I am a mother. I am strong. I am happy. I struggled with depression for many years, and never thought I could be light. I have light. I am at peace. I know darkness will creep its way back into my life. It's inevitable. I'm prepared. I'm different now.
We did it David. I love you so much.