This photo perfectly encapsulates how my life is going. There's darkness and yet it is being illuminated by the fireworks within my soul. I am moving from the sadness of last year and into a higher understanding of who I am as a person.
As I head back to my hometown, I am grateful for the past 17 years of living in different parts of this nation.
My New Mexico friends taught me how to relax and enjoy the simpler things in life. The folks in California showed me how to take time out for myself. The Minnesota people reminded/badgered me to practice humility on a regular basis. The Rhode Island folks helped me to remember the importance of accepting your family for whom they are and not whom you need them to be.
These important lessons from different regions of this nation have shaped me into the woman whom I am meant to be.