What a year it has been. The often-perplexing year of 2016 brought some of both the darkest and brightest times of my life. Crafted by the highs and lows of this complex year, I have experienced a reemergence of personal and professional confidence. I view myself in a vastly different light than that of Jan. 31, 2015. As a storyteller, I have gotten to experience a variety of breathtaking moments. Unexpected victories, gut-wrenching losses, vibrant joy and bleak disappointment; each left their mark on a stretch of 365 days that I cannot wait to finish, but will truly never forget.