This past year has been quite an experience, to say the least. It has been filled with despair, sadness, anxiety and stress. It has, however, also been filled with gratitude, love and hope. I know that many have not been as fortunate as I have been and my heart truly goes out to all of those who have had to struggle, and are still struggling with loss, in whatever form that my have come in.
I feel that I have been blessed to have gained all that I have over the past year. I have been able to spend more time with my sister and her children, have built stronger ties with my friends and have fallen in love. My hope for this time is that all of us never forget how much the people in our lives mean to us and how vital our human connections are.
Here are a few photos that I took the other night. I have spent many nights over the past year outside, around a fire, with people that I love. I am sure that I will have many more photos like these, as there will be many more nights like these.