It's hard to sum up 2015 - in some ways it was hard, and it others it was great - but honestly, what year isn't? 

In honor of 2015, I thought I'd share some highlights:  

  • I somehow, magically, managed to keep a diary. Not on here (obviously) but on my phone. I used an app, and I forced myself to save a photo or write a line or something to commemorate the day. And I did it every day. Turns out that convenience makes it more likely for me to do things. Huh. 
  • I love my work. I love the people I work with. I remembered that I'm actually good at it and that feels so damn good. I'm sorry this is braggy, but after metaphorically dimming my light jumping back in intellectually was refreshing, bruised egos be damned. I wish I was good at saving the world, but we each exercise our talents where we can. I can't fix you, but I can help you want things you don't need in ways you don't know you need them. 
  • I managed to hate the snow and ice even more than I ever thought was possible. I've managed to impress myself because I did not think it could be done, but I did it. Last winter in Boston nearly killed me.
  • Last year's word was Real. And 2015 was definitely real. This was such a good thing. I'm definitely choosing a 2016 word, just not today. Today I'll just chill and let 2015 go out gently. 

I hope you had a wonderful year - with all the messiness and love and good and bad that life entails.