This year has taught me many things …

This year has taught me:

How to mend my own heart,

How to accept painful realizations with grace,

How to find hope through indescribable hopelessness,

How to pick myself back up,

How to cope with the loss of people I thought would be in my life forever.

This year has also taught me:

That the only person I can count on to be there for me always is myself.

Self love and self care must be my highest priorities or I will have nothing left to offer anyone else.

Nobody else is going to pick me up from rock bottom, I need to do that myself.

I need to let go of anything that prevents me from feeling gratitude for what I am blessed with and compassion for others.

I have learned I need to forgive all who have hurt me in the past, starting with myself.

I miss my cat …

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