Life can be hard. Harder than I think it should be at 34. But maybe that is how everyone feels.
I think the years are starting to show on my face. Worry and stress and grief. But those lines around my mouth also represent laughter. And those crows feet around my eyes tell the tale of a life full of smiles.
You have to know the dark to truly appreciate the light. So even though my thirty fifth year of life has started off a little harder and darker than I would like, I know that bright days lie ahead.
I hope this year brings me a deeper appreciation for all that I have, with a side of love and laughter!