12 months ago I completed journalling exercise @talallawellness in which I imagined interviewing Future Me in Nov 2018. The me I am today (have I lost you already?!). I re-read that interview today, along with a letter I'd written to myself, and.... how do you write that noise when you release a big breath blowing through your lips? Pfffft. I've actually done myself proud. From a very dark time, to more contentment and peace. From feeling trapped in many ways and like I'd always been swept along by events, to feeling in control and independent. From craving travel, to feeling settled and rooted. I've worked to let go of what I needed to, including certain fears, and I've opened up myself and my life in new ways. I've not done all I hoped to. There were ambitions to volunteer and give back somehow that I haven't met yet; I think I'd underestimated that it would take almost all of 2018 to build up my strength and resilience, and I needed space for that. And my daily meditation practice has not and will not happen! But I’ve found that creating or writing something every day is my way of meditating and resetting. I can't tell you how it feels to read the things I hoped I'd be saying at this point in my life, and have them be true. Life isn't perfect, and my body continues to betray me, but I am making the most of what I have, and that's more than okay.