I've been trying to think of something very profound to write for my last post of the year, but all I can come up with in my vacation-mode brain fog is: this was a good year.
Not a great year, honestly, with all the political mayhem and national tragedies and environmental havoc. But personally, I'm grateful for the good things that happened, like:
- Participating in the NYC Women's March in January.
- Marking a full decade of living in New York.
- Getting my nose fixed so I can breathe properly.
- That time Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor sat right next to me on the R train.
- Reviving Gems with my pal Sharon (stay tuned for our next date, hopefully at the end of January!).
- Going on some good trips with Lucas to visit our respective families.
- Reading my old diaries on the Mortified stage.
- Meeting my new nephew and spending some quality time with the "old" nephew.
- Traveling to Portland and learning the art of solo dining.
There are even more moments that I'll probably remember right after I hit publish, but that's OK. It's good to remind myself that great things can still happen during a tough year.
It was my one of my 2017 New Year's resolutions to blog once a week, and from my calculations, I only missed my goal once! Pretty damn good. As much as I enjoy this blog, and as much as I enjoy the challenge of creating new thoughts weekly, I'm not going to force myself to stick to a weekly schedule in 2018. I do still want to post "regularly," whatever that might mean, but I won't treat it like a weekly assignment. I'm hoping I can put my writing energies into more spaces next year and use this space for the times I truly feel inspired to share something personal.
Thanks for reading, friends and strangers who are reading, and take some time to appreciate all your good things of 2017. Let's have a strong and joyful 2018!