Here we are, post 52! There were some serious doubts about whether or not we we’re going to make it this far. It feels super odd to see an entire years worth of thought and experiences condensed into one page. Scrolling through 52 weeks with a few simple swipes of a finger makes it feel like it went by so quickly when, ultimately, this entire year has been no easy feat. There have been highs, lows, success and failure. There have been unexpected twists and pleasant surprises. At the end of the day, one thing has rung true every time. No matter what pops up or catches you off guard, good or bad, you can handle it. It’s normal to be fearful or apprehensive, but you can’t let that get in the way of an opportunity to grow. Every experience allows you to understand yourself better. If there is one piece of advice I would offer to myself back at the beginning of this project, it’s that change is scary, but it is necessary. Do not accept “second best” because it is what you feel safest in. Immerse yourself in the vulnerability of the unknown to fully understand what it is you want, and deserve.
OH EM GEE, KYLIE! WE’RE FINISHED!!!11!!ONEONE!! This was your wonderful idea, thanks for sharing it with me. I look forward to spending many more “52 weeks” with you, Cathy Freeman!