2018 was packed with surprising challenges. I witnessed multiple miracles in the face of difficult hurdles designed to limber up our sometime tired brains and emotional stamina. We made it another year armed with the ability to peer through a curtain of despair and see the bright lights of hopefulness and optimism that steady our balance. Each morning I wake up thinking, “Well, I’m still here. Can’t wait to see who I’m going to meet today…what I’m going to get to do today. Where I’m going today. I think that sense of freedom is the key that opens numerous doors to places I never dreamed existed.