Draped in gloom, December reminds us that the year is near its end. 

Looking back, it has still been the absolute brightest. 

We run through life getting through obligations and meeting demands. This has been the first year that I feel like all the pieces have fallen into place. There is reason behind this constant running. Real reason. I no longer feel like I am on a treadmill. Putting in all the sweat and tears and still ending up in the same place. I am outside in the sun feeling the world burst under my feet. Each step, painful and freeing, has landed me a little farther than before. There is a path of progress behind me. Personal, emotional, medical, physical, overwhelming progress. 

Living the life you want to live takes retrospect. Seeing the difference between Then and Now, I am here.

I am living it.