It's already the end of October; this time last year I was going to Merricks and answering phone calls from prospective housemates, feeling lonely and alone and optimistic about at least having things to do next year. Going back to work at Education, going to Vietnam, having things planned.
I have coffee with Andrew most days at work and am so much closer to him than I ever thought I would be. It's been nearly a year with D. I never considered that I'd want to travel overseas with a partner, but we're going to Japan in December. I started law school, saw a psych, started taking antidepressants, and somehow got to the point where going back to uni and going back to part time work doesn't seem like a disaster. I think I'm finally coming to terms with myself and allowing myself to take a step back from the big picture and needing to have everything under control, and allowing myself to relax and take things day by day.