12 Days of Yule and a Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 2018 is finally here, and it really is with a palpable sense of relief that I let the old year dissipate as I turn to welcome in the new. It promises to be tough in its own right but relieved I am just the same. With the many, many challenges of 2017 came an intense amount of introspection, sometimes in ways that exacerbated existing mental illness and sometimes in ways that opened up new avenues of celebration. This year, I found a focal point for reclaiming a celebratory feeling as well as my emotions as a whole.