It's been a hectic fall for me and it won't slow down until the new year. This past Wednesday, I celebrated my 28th birthday followed by Thanksgiving with my loved ones and this upcoming weekend my best friend is getting married. In a couple weeks, I'm off for a quick vacation with Eric and then it's Christmas with loved ones and finally, a brand new year. As life continues to speed up, I sometimes can't fight the feelings of melancholy that overcome me knowing that time is slipping away. However, I'm thankful for everything I'm able to do and for everyone in my life; it's easy to get nostalgic and yearn for the past but it's better to give thanks and live in the now.