things i'm grateful & hopeful for:

+ having the most caring, amazing, kind, and giving guy who is there for me through ups and downs.

+ having a lot of time with my mom before her brain surgery next week.

+ having friends who love me unconditionally even if i'm slow to answer phone calls, make plans, and talk.

+ having an eye doctor who will help me find a plan C, D, E, and F when plans A and B haven't worked.

+ having amazing opportunities open up for me that three years ago I would have never thought possible.

+ having the friendship of other makers here.

While this fall has been the most challenging I have experienced, thank you friends, you make all of this so worth it.