Reflections

Another Year

I turned 35 today. I’d love to write that I had a great day and a huge celebration, but that would be a lie. It’s been a long and frustrating week and I am completely drained. I thought about putting on a happy and cheerful facade for this post, but I am too tired to even make an attempt.

I cried at services yesterday, which hadn’t happened in a while. I just feel really overwhelmed and lost right now. This year has had its ups and downs, though it feels like more downs than anything. I’m excited to kick off my latest round of grad school next month in New York, but there is so much turmoil in my life that it’s hard to maintain that enthusiasm.

Despite this, I am grateful to be another year older and there is a lot for me to look forward to in the next few months. I know this stormy period will eventually give way to some sunshine and I just need to tough it out.

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