We’ve had our ups and downs, and there were things I could have done better. I’ve had days where I’ve wanted to give up and my sanity was hanging on a string but I promised myself that I’d be a little happier than I was in 2016, and thanks to many people it was but I couldn’t have done it without them. The best thing that 2017 gave me were the people that became important to me.
I would like to believe that every bad thing that happens in life is balanced out by something good. I think the people that were with me this year has balanced out the bad in my life. They were the good, through the bad. They didn’t necessarily come when the bad was there, but the fact that they’re present in my life now is everything that matters.
I want to take this time to thank these people, especially those who took the time to know me in whatever way. You don’t have to know who you all are and how you helped, but just know that your presence is more than enough and it’s helped me through a lot. It makes me smile, and smiling is important because it makes me happy. I nearly gave up on the idea that maybe one day I’ll be happy, and people brought it back this year.