As this year comes to an end, I am hoping to be able to process the lessons that I have learned this year. It has been an amazing year. Friendships have been established, maintained, and redefined. . . .including the one with myself. Declarations of hopes, wants, feelings, and intents have been made and acted upon to various results. I, for the first time really, have begun to love putting time and effort into myself. . .for me and for others. I am beginning to understand that I truly DO deserve to have the experiences and life that I previously thought was out of my reach.