Well, it’s been 24 years since I’ve been hanging out in this joint and so far it’s been a pretty good time! I think I meant to reflect on some of my biggest accomplishments throughout the years when I started writing this, but now after thinking about this for longer than necessary, I can’t seem to think of anything to write about them. They are important to me, of course, but as grateful as I am to have had those experiences, I’m even more grateful for the people I’ve met along the way, who truly made these experiences amazing. I can’t say thank you enough to all the people that supported me in whatever (sometimes silly) direction I decided to go next. The people that got excited for me and for what I was doing. The people that helped, whether through encouragement, or sharing their skills and knowledge, or simply showing up to my many shows or events. The people who stopped by before or after my many arrivals and departures. The strangers who have opened up their homes to me all over the world, welcoming me despite not knowing anything about me. The friends, family and strangers who cheered me on whether I was working on a new artwork, running a half-marathon or appearing on stage with my guitar for the first time last night :) (hey check out that artist/runner/musician in the teal dress!)
There have been many friends who have entered my life, some exiting promptly, some sticking around for many years, but each leaving a significant mark :) So, for that, thank you, thank you, thank you!
This was probably the most difficult post I’ve had to write, words flow more easily when they are less personal… I will spend my day today getting excited for all the changes that 24 will bring :D