Within those challenges, however, were a few notable high points.
I led my 6th Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon, this time at a "VIP" site where I gave my orientation speech in front of Chelsea Clinton. I will continue to fight for social justice and advocacy through volunteering into 2014 and beyond.
After 3 intense years of study and reflection I graduated with my Master's Degree in Child Development.
With a lot of kicking and screaming I turned 30 and celebrated by painting and drinking with friends.
I began to re-investigate my creative interests through book making and rediscovering my guitar.
I started my current teaching job as an alterista and 2s teacher.
Here's hoping that 2014 brings more moments of joy and hopefully some traveling.