Farewell to you, 2017.

The New Year has always been one of my favorite times. Not because years past have been crap but because the symbol of a New Year brings so much hope to the possibility of good things yet to come. I took some time today to look back at all the photos I’ve taken and shared over the last year and can’t believe how every single moment captured holds a place in my heart that I’ll always cherish.

2017 was an amazing year, so many beautiful moments. 2017 was also rocked with heartbreak and loss of which I’ve never felt more blessed than I do in this moment to have the family and friends in my life that I do. I’m taking some time away from sharing what I’ve written. Over the years, if you’d stayed with me, I’ve gone through ups and downs and have learned to be careful with what I share. This has restricted me creatively and personally.

Right now, I’m hurting for reasons I hope to elaborate on in the future to both share my story and to find healing through it.

And with that, I’ll leave you with this:

“When you start to feel like things should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here. They are not accidents, and those moments weren’t in vain. You are not the same. You have grown and you are growing. You are breathing, you are living, you are wrapped in endless, boundless grace. And things will get better. There is more to you than yesterday.” -Morgan Harper Nichols

Thank you to every single person that was in my 2017; I hope you’re in my 2018 too.

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