Today is my birthday! I'm 44 years old. Holy crapballs, it's been a year. Wish I could say a great year but that's just not the case. A lot of beautiful things have happened. But a lot of shit storm situations happened too. I'm a positive person in generally. Really, I laugh at half the crap that has happened. The music of my youth was shattered by many deaths, but their music lives on in me. My memories, nothing can take away that.
I spoke at Palooza for the Crisis Text Line, that was a great moment of the year! Never shared my story before and those amazing Crisis Counselors were so loving and caring.
My children survived another birthday. Which means that my husband and I are pretty good parents.
My oldest has been accepted to Universities and it's super smart, so that is a good thing too.
Got to spend a week in a beach house with all my Supervisor Co-Workers! That was an amazing bonding experience.
I was able to travel a lot this year, which I enjoy. Down side: Miss my family but worth the opportunity and they are amazingly supportive.
I was able to reconnect with my niece Staci, who I haven't seen in 5 years. That was a very special moment.
Life isn't perfect, I get that. And this year isn't perfect, but it will get better. It always gets better.
The boys got me a gift for my birthday. It's Fawkes from Harry Potter, the Phoenix. I feel it's a metaphor for how this year is ending and next year will begin. We will rise from the ashes of 2016 and make 2017 beautiful. Who's with me???
Happy New Year to all of you!