Sometimes it’s the small victories, like making it past a date that holds tough memories. Daylight Saving was my sudden reminder that a year ago this past weekend I was sitting in the ER, terrified and trying to be hopeful. A year ago yesterday that hope was gone. And yet a year from then, now, I’m feeling mostly strong, fitting in time for adventures with the man I love, caring deeply for friends going through difficult times, feeling joy for friends experiencing success and exciting new starts, getting excited for a friend whose family is about to grow any day now (come on, baby, make your appearance!), making plans for a well overdue family trip, and trying to focus on how wonderfully full of love, beauty, and friendship my life is at this time. I’m incredibly lucky to have so much support from the people I love who are both near and far, this year would have been much more difficult without that. Here’s to the small victories in life.