2015 was epically horrible for me. It was worse than 2013, which I did not think possible. I lost my job. I lived in 8 places in less than six months. I was sick three times in three months. I was betrayed by people whom I considered friends. I lost my sense of self, my sense of purpose, my direction, and my will to apply for jobs. It was genuinely an awful year.
So, as I look back, I feel that I should give thanks. Thank you to my family and friends, who were nothing but supportive (emotionally and financially), who listened to me endlessly and offered counsel when asked for, and who made me feel a sense of worth, even in my darkest moments. Thank you to my roommate, who is so kind, so gracious, and such a joy to be around (even if her cat is redefining “needy” for me). Thank you to my church for bringing me into your community and giving me a way to serve. Thank you to the people who have employed me, sometimes in the face of minimal qualifications.
Thank you, most of all, to God, who is with me through all things, who has taken care of me, who gave me such a unique and supportive family, and who has constantly placed exceptional people in my life.
I look forward to a better, and bloggier, 2016. Happy New Year!