Pool water. 

Welcome to the last day of 2016! With how this year has gone, it feels like an accomplishment. I’m not gonna list off all the things I did this year, nor am I going to post my hopes for 2017. I’ve done that the last two years, and inevitably I end up looking back and wondering if I could’ve done more. But what I am going to focus on is living. 

Living is like looking at a pool for the first time and preparing to jump in. Life is standing at the edge, but living is engaging the pool and jumping into the water. I don’t ever want to be caught standing on the edge, I want to be found swimming in the pool. I don’t ever be caught going through life and simply be going through the motions. I want to be in the fight, in the trenches, helping the homeless, preventing LGBTQ suicides, helping others live life. 

That’s my goal for 2017. 

#livefree