I founded a spiritual group and joined the Debian technical committee. I've written 30 blog articles and a number of other important essays. I started writing fiction; I'm particularly proud that since July I've managed to find time to write 50,000 words of fiction with everything else going on in my life. Much of that is released, although a fair bit is still in progress.
Work and family goes well. My daughter is wonderful and I am blessed to have her in my life.
However, some of the greatest joy is much harder to quantify. I've grown as a priest, lover and person. I have increased confidence with myself. I've fought through tremendous fear and shame; I'm more comfortable than ever before with who I am. That comfort allows me to be open and to help others as they fight through fear and shame and walk their own path of growth. I've watched and grown with the people who are in my life. I've become convinced that I can make differences in the world that I care about. I wrote about a few examples. However, as I've become more aware of how love can ripple out into the world, I find it easier to see how little changes can matter in big ways.
I look forward with joy, fear and excitement to the future. It is great to choose to live in the best of all possible worlds.