“The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered with darkness, and struggle to reach the light.”

— Sandra Kring, author

The truth is, one year’s hardships do not simply dissolve with one orbit around the sun. As much as I’d love to kick off the year with #NewYearNewMe, the truth is, there’s still a lot of old me in the mix: still dealing with hybrid learning and work environments, still worried about the mental and physical health of my family, still not where I’d like to be financially and the list goes on.