It’s been quite the year.
On a personal level.
And that’s without taking into account the bigger picture things that are terrible and remind me that humans are capable of amazing things, in both positive AND negative directions.
It was a year I was hoping would be more about reclamation and recovery and less about metaphorically treading water.
But, in balance, it has been a better one than many.
I’ve learned things, I’ve sketched out some new internal structures and patterns and started the work on rebuilding some of the ones that had had a specific person-shape-and-sense attached – and slowly, with a lot of stumbling and false starts, I’m figuring out less intense personal rhythms for work and life.
And it is a good thing.
And I very much appreciate the support and care and encouragement that I have been given over the course of this year.
I hope that this season of festivities and gatherings has brought you things both needed and wanted – with the right measures of peace and excitement for your comfort.
I hesitate to predict anything or ask for much from the coming year, the Tumblr warning post resonated especially hard – so I will keep my hopes quiet – but they are fierce, and they are for us all.