2017 was a rough and tough tumble rigged with big changes. Everything that was begging to become new and different became so, all at once. A new home, a new nature, a new school, and a new commute to boot. In spite of the exhaust and chaos, you chose to be our bright champion. You encouraged us to take a leap into change. You patted us on the back and led us to a paradise of our own. Your spirit in the face of challenge is inspiring, and it’s a wonderful privilege to watch you thrive and grow. I am happy to thank you for your courage each day. You are our bright champion, beautiful and brave.