After four consecutive days of not leaving the house due to illness, not drinking coffee (!!!) or having any social interaction (including missing the women’s march) and overall bumming around in self pity, I took time this morning to reflect on the past year. It’s trials and tribulations, ups and downs, wins and loses....I realized that all of it makes us who we are, especially the not so fun parts that you wish you could blow right past. This year I want to embrace these yucky moments. They are unavoidable. How can I use them to grow and make me stronger? How can I recognize my privilege in these moments that in my perspective are a huge step back but for others may be let downs they don’t ever have the opportunity to experience at all? I don’t have the answers but I’m excited to start asking more questions.