JAN: defined by both pain and a ringing of the ears, which after while gave, nay it caved, into an uprising - In me and many.
FEB: defined by my local church and the blessing of serving. Posting the stories of our community and building that #ministry
is a gift.
MAR: defined by #SXSW
and going toe-to-toe with #government
officials who spoke of #cyber
security while we were sitting ducks waiting for the next massive hack. #Equifax
APR: defined by the doctors telling me my #thyroid
had become abnormal again and #Cancer
was a word being tossed around again...
MAY: defined by escape. I walked 156 miles in 2 weeks across #NYC
. It was everything I needed before coming home to face whatever music may play. I had fight in me. I had strength and calm coexisting in me.
JUN: defined tests of body and character. Throat scans, blood tests and doctors offices matched with what waited for me in my own office. Restructuring and reckoning were daily frustrations that cost me hours, if not days, of #peace
. By the end of the month I’d had enough...
JUL: defined by a whirlwind of setting #boundaries
, knowing my worth and advocating for those who didn’t know theirs.
AUG: defined by the words “ #CancerFree”
and a #birthday
full of loved ones.
SEP: defined by the most loving kids I’ve ever met. Hosting #fosterkids
will stick with me forever. They were the joy of my heart and my year.
OCT: defined by cleaning up other peoples messes. I came home from #Chicago
weary, empty, exhausted and frankly, quite angry.
NOV: defined by my team. It’s been a humbling and empowering experience watching them run at a common goal going 100mph... .
DEC: has only just begun, but it’s safe to say that #sleep
in the #1
will finish #2017
This was neither my best nor my worst year. It was one well lived. Full of moments and gifts aplenty in #wisdom
How truly #thankful
I am for the wonder and #joy
with which I’ve been able to live this life. I hope beyond hope that anyone reading can say the same now and/or in #2018