I have reached a new chapter in my life and arriving here was no easy task, but it was a necessary one. The last few years were about ensuring that things were moving along: bills were getting paid, kids were getting to school on time, job was stable enough, and happiness was always within a reach away. I was always coping, running, and chasing for something I didn't know exactly what. All I knew was that I cannot stop and I have to keep putting my best foot forward because that was the only option for me. I didn't want to be lonely and alone and I was constantly ensuring that my hours were filled with everything but silence. And that was ok...but that was then, this is now... I'm grateful for all the experiences, and especially the new friends I've made. But I'm ready to move on from coping and sustaining to pursuing, creating, and taking my own strides, on my own pace. I am happy but this time, I am happy even in the midst of silence, even in the absence of company, and where less is so much, much more.
I am starting this year with renewed strength and self-awareness. I'm grateful for everything that transpired in the past but I am ecstatic for what's to come ahead...I can only hope to be a better person this year for myself, my family, my friends and my love.