2016 was a year of getting through things.
Radiation, surgery, death, a memorial and the scattering of ashes
It was a year of new financial responsibilities and for letting go of things.
It was a year filled with loneliness.
There has been the first anniversary, birthdays and holidays without Gary.
2016 was a year of disappointments and lost elections, the loss of hopes and fear for the future. This was a year when so many left the planet.
2016 was a year of new things, new babies, weddings, new experiences, new responsibilities, and new goals.
This was a year that started with hope and ended with uncertainty, with many people afraid to look forward.
We must move forward, so for 2017, I will look forward to good health, success, more writing, learning to play the ukulele, growing friendships and savoring my family. I look forward to finding a landing-place, with hopes of creating a life that feels full.
In 2017 I hope for a better world that resonates with peace, with compassion, with humanity.