"This was the year you did everything you could to protect what mattered most. Even if what mattered most moved you farther and farther from what felt like your truest self. And perhaps your journey was lighter. Perhaps in leaving the woman you believed you were behind, you found the woman you were meant to be. More likely, there are parts of you that survived, parts of you that have been waiting to come back and make a dreamer out of you."

Claudia Rankine