I had a draft, actually several drafts saved. But they became less and less relevant. And now here we are - 18 months later.
1 marriage (my brother's)
1 baby (also my brother's) - I am now a proud aunt - and they were right, it's different when it's your brother's baby. He's the cutest, sweetest baby ever.
1 new job.
A new pair of boots (they're gorgeous and I can't wait for it to get a little cooler so I can wear them!).
A new outlook. I told my friend, it feels like the universe is shifting. Finally.
I was in a rut. Unsure how to dig myself out. Then an opportunity presented itself. And I rose to the challenge. Still rising, I think. I'm daring to dream. I think I'd forgotten what I was capable of. Out of the shadow of my old mentor - whom I loved dearly. I work for someone who appreciates what I bring to the table, who listens to my perspective and asks for my opinion. It's not that I didn't have that before. It's that there wasn't enough for me to feel challenged. And maybe at the time it was what I needed. But the universe has shifted. And I feel good. Feeling good inside has slowly made me feel good outside. Daring to dream of possibilities.
You know the image - the one with the sun shining through a break in the clouds? That's how I feel now. Except I never knew that the clouds were so dark. None of this may be coherent but that's OK. I feel light in my heart and I am thankful.