A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live. --Hermann Hesse
I couldn't have planned the way this year turned out. I made a list of goals, certainly, but I lost that list. If you're interested to read about my wins and losses and my plan for the next trip around the sun - you can do so here.
Over the last 365 (or so) days I made so many friends, drove miles and miles, hiked mountains, learned, laughed, and cried. To my friends, old and new, the folks that fed me yummy southern food, let me sleep in spare bedrooms, and my colleagues that let me work along side them - thank you.
Here are some of my favorites from 2016. Catch you all next year.