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Perhaps this new year of life will be the year of embracing the questions. Allowing yourself to enter into the mystery of what this season of life will be, and trust that you will still find the peace and grace you need. Maybe more than you find answers for everything, you will find that in everything, you can take notice. You can take notice of all the things the highs and lows have taught you, and maybe this is wisdom, this is growth. Maybe these new unknowns will shape you and you will arrive where you were meant to go, ... and all of your experiences have prepared you for this in more ways than you know. - @morganharpernichols
2019 flew by in a blink of an eye and suddenly, here I am closing out the past decade and another year of life. In 2015, I celebrated my birthday on a flight to Asia while on a 5-month Funemployment. The next month, I moved to San Francisco with plans to launch my career, heal my heart, and lay roots down in the city.
In 2010, I was just trying to make it through each day. Grad school was as brutal, if not worse than, I was warned it would be — and the life I was working towards seemed so incredibly far away. I had a lot of fun between all of the personal and professional hurdles, but full disclosure, my twenties were a hot mess.
In the past 5 years, I’ve grown tremendously: I let go of things that weren’t good for me, I strengthened my body, mind, and soul, I developed a professional identity and an amazing career, and most importantly, I have happy, healthy relationships with my partner, family, and friends. Every day, I am struck by my blessings, and I am so incredibly grateful that I didn’t give up. When I was 13 years old, my best friend died of cancer and that loss changed me forever.
Through a series of unfortunate events, some luck (or as my mom would say, prayers to Buddha), and a lot of self-determination, I kept pushing forward and eventually, I found my greater purpose. Mainly, to never let a child leave my office feeling like they weren’t, or would never be, good enough for the life that they deserved. 👇🏼 (I know it’s long but hey it’s important!)