But things do change. Not only did Zayn leave, but he started fighting with the band and that always makes everything harder. And Gwen and Gavin broke up, and Jen and Ben broke up, and Emma and Andrew broke up, and I personally had like basically 3.5 breakups, none of them quite my choice. Breakups are hard any which way you swing them. I’m 28 and they haven’t gotten easier, they’ve just gotten different. I hold my head up high and I walk away quicker and I don’t try to force something to work if it isn’t working. And I know that Zayn probably felt that way too, and god knows that all of those celeb couples felt that way too, right? Sometimes you just have to let it go.
This was quite the year for gender equality. In my notes, I had written “gender equality strides,” but I am not necessarily sure I believe that, I think I just want to believe it.
Tragedy never goes away.
On a less depressing note, though it is still incredibly hard to get over, this year we learned that the ones we love leave us, and not only in a tragic way.
And we had Viola Davis’ breathtaking speech at the Emmy’s — something that courses through the veins of my heart at all moments of my day, ever since she first spoke those words.
What a year.
This year, after all of this time, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, which basically means that anyone who is in love and wants to declare their love in front of their friends and family can legally do so.