A year of discovery and surrender.
of talking, and writing, and being uncomfortable.
A year of taking deep breaths.
of crying, smiling, laughing and climbing out of grey days.
A year of hugging and saying, “I love you.”
of letting other people say, “I love you.”
A year of caramel and sea salt.
of butter, bacon, and bagels.
A year of numbers.
of birthdays, anniversaries, and babies.
A year of freedom and flying.
of acceptance and understanding and traveling.
of holding hands.
A year, the year, I became myself.