Why has it been so long? You might ask where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to all year. It’s true I’ve been mostly MIA. It’s as though my life’s been on pause since the beginning of the year, that 2017 has not existed and only now is time starting to move forward again. In the past 9 months we have said goodbye to a beloved brother, taken on new job opportunities, and moved to another country. The amount of emotional energy all this has taken is beyond what I thought. Every day I have taken a step forward, I’ve never stopped but my steps have been quiet ones. How could I share when I didn’t know what I was feeling? How could I give when I didn’t know what to givet? Now that I’m on the other side of the past 9 months, I realize I was processing, moving forward in the silence of my heart, gaining focus on my path and goals. You see I had lost sight of what I was working towards and why I was doing it. I’ve learned in our weakest and most trying times there is an abundance of strength, when we are put to the test our true character shows, and I’ve realized who I am today and how I need to grow. So if you’re going through something similar, chin up my dear friend, this is not the end, this is not the beginning, everyday is an opportunity to take one more step forward, to make a choice, to start fresh, to get stronger and grow better. Thank you all for your love and support. I look forward to what tomorrow brings and to kicking some ass today.