Thankful

blog photo new year  2015 was a period of anticipation, of dread and of sleepless preparation. The final year that would determine the ease and angle by which we would settle into our futures, as adults. A year of lasts- goodbyes to 10 year friendships that developed in the classroom, to catching the school bus every morning, goodbye to the whole learning- under a paid authority- experience; we said farewell to a high level of dependency. I am so so incredibly grateful for the months of lockdown and dread (lol this is true) because it led to the greatest feeling- that we could finally celebrate our endurance of that dread. Each celebratory holiday, dinner, formal, ceremony, party, high five, hug, ‘congratulations’ and smile- well earned, appreciated and remembered forever. More than anything, I am thankful for the relationships that were strengthened and bound by a unique type of support- the kind that embraces you with ‘We’re both horrified and sitting in cow’s dung, but at least we’re sitting in it together’. Seeing confidence, resilience, maturity and straight out ‘tough’ sprout at an unearthly speed from within the people around me. I am grateful because 2015 was the challenge that we accepted and sliced with a dodgy table knife into a thousand pieces, and I am now very excited, because 2016 will be the reward that we reap. And although I was distant and distracted this year, God was always there, helping me along. Always, every time. SO BLESSED.‪#‎HAPPYNEWYEAR‬ ‪#‎sothankful‬ ‪#‎idontapologiseformybadanalogies ‬‪#‎andpoorexpression‬ ‪#‎essayover‬