Last Year......

     Last year around this time I was mourning the end of a relationship.  Last year I was applying to several MFA programs hoping that a degree would make me good enough to excel further in my career.  Last year I was living pay check to pay check.

     The last part hasn't changed, yet.  But a lot has.  Over time the pain has subsided, and I've become more confident in my work as an artist.  I am now in a happy place.  I'm the happiest I have been in a long time.  

     The key has been learning to enjoy the present moment.  Loving the now and knowing that God only wants the best for me.

     No matter where you are in your life at this very moment you are perfect and capable.  You can accomplish all that you desire.  And you can leave your past behind you.

     Happy New Year.

Nathaniel J. Ryan