This year I have so much to be thankful for - and though I am still far from my destination, I have very much enjoyed the journey.
One of my best and wisest friends always says "everything happens for a reason", and I used to rail against that line of thinking, because often times it's not the path I wanted nor did it have any logic that I could see or accept at the time. I could have kept my eyes tightly shut and fumbled my way down The Track. But it wasn't meant to be, and that's ok. If not for the 10 years I invested (and all the love and lessons learned), and for the amazing support I had in leaving that behind/moving forward, I would never perhaps have grown the way I have, never met these incredible people who have forever changed my life, never took the time to myself to discover who I really am, and dare I say it - really like who I've become. For that I thank some truly incredible family and friends.
As we finish up the last leg of the European vacation (for my parents' 60th birthdays), and I look forward to a new year of new adventure and opportunities to learn and grow as a person - I wish you all a fantastic holiday season filled with deliciousness in all areas of your life. Thanks for reading and keeping me company in my ongoing journey, you're the best!!