2016 was absolutely the most alive year I have ever experienced. Yes, it was tough, as all years are. I ended a relationship, grieved the deaths of several young patients and one very special family member, and questioned my life's direction a million times over.
365 days is a very long time to expect all to go right, and to be truly alive means far more than to go about your days blissfully unaffected. Who among us would really wants to spend an entire year not feeling, not being challenged, not understanding any deeper truths?
So thank you 2016. You brought me tremendous freedom, tons of travel, fantastic reconnections with friends, family, and colleagues, and through the hardships that came, you reinforced just how important all these winding trails & ridiculous solo adventures are in keeping me sane.
Now to invite our sun to formally set on this chapter, with my favorite sunset picture from this whole entire year. The picture above was captures on a trip to the FL Keys in May 2016... Thousands of miles away and just days after the ended relationship and my decision to decline a wonderful new job offer; both of which just didn't feel right. Proving yet again that beauty doesn't stop existing when things get challenging, it's always available to us, if we choose to tune in to it.
Wishes of love, warmth, beauty & adventure to you all! Happy New Year!
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