This is the Year

This is the year I grow up, move out, move on, and grow.

This is the year I leave my comfort zone again, and try to swim upstream.

This is the year I will really feel like an adult, living on my own, not fighting my way through community college.

This is the year I start my path to my future career.

This is the year I feel loss and pain, because it never hides for very long.

This is the year I stop running around crazy, stop stressing myself out to the point of sickness, and stop worrying about what I can't control.

This is the year I stand up and fight for what I believe in.