This year has been a rollercoaster, I know that’s cheesy to say but it’s so true. It has been hard, with so many challenges thrown at me, but it’s also been so full of love and support and growth.
I started the year with my mental health in a serious funk, I was hospitalised in the beginning of the year (which I think you all know). It was really tough, and I made it through with and because of the absolute love and support from my friends and family. It was maybe the worst my mental health had ever been, but it’s because of that low point that I am getting the help that I need. I’ve never worked so hard to improve myself as I do in DBT, and it’s only possible because I am determined not to end up back where I started 2017, and because I have the support of Sophia and all of the people who love me. Thank you all (and especially Sophia) for loving me even when I make it hard, for supporting me, for listening to me and for being so unbelievably understanding and forgiving when I make mistakes.
I have had plenty of downs, but I’ve survived (as we all have) and I’m so proud of how far I’ve come in just a few months. I’ve reconnected with family, I’ve maintained healthy friendships, and I’ve had a pretty freakin’ good time overall.
(Photo by the best photographer ever tbh: Michael Noon Photography)
I married my best friend, it was beautiful, people cried. I can’t stress enough how much this makes every bad thing worth it, we were surrounded by love, we had the best day- and we can’t wait to make it even more official in 2018 (marriage equality is cool)! I’m not a gushy person but I’m so proud of Sophia who was the driving force behind the whole wedding, and who looked pretty freakin’ great on the day (and every other day if I’m being honest, she’s pretty). She works so hard to make our lives good and I am so thankful for that and for her.
Thank you to my best friends (The ones I didn’t marry, you all know who you are) for being there when I needed you, and for letting me share this year with you. You guys are the bomb.com. We may not talk everyday but I know that you are there and that means everything to me. Thank you to my fam for being just the best family a gal could ever want, I know I didn’t get to choose- but if I could I would pick you guys (if Julie Andrews’ family wasn’t available obviously.) Thank you to the Haworth family for welcoming me with open arms, like you have since me and Sophia met roughly a million years ago.
We have dogs who love us, and who we love to pieces. We love each other, we are healthy, we are happy, we are surviving, and that is the most important.
Now to bring in the new year in our pyjamas by eating snacks at home with the pups, and watching reality TV in front of the aircon! I hope you all have a wonderful new year, with the people you love, doing what makes you happy! Next year is going to be freakin’ great!