I occupied more of myself in 2018, leaning in to my desires and interests. In many ways I replaced analysis with action, and gradually I accomplished more and worried less. I stood up for myself, and I stood by myself, often times alone but never lonely. Yet, alongside that was a deepening of friendships. I felt more awake and aware of myself and others. I established new rhythms that facilitated growth and community which made me realize this is exactly the sort of life I want to be living.