Think about a major milestone that happened with your family this past year. How has this affected you?

I think the largest one for our immediate family was buying our first home. It feels great! Somehow, we found everything we wanted - even with our competing priorities - and it really feels like where we belong. We've had lots of guests stay with us in our first few months, which has been great too.

I came out to my sister and parents. It's been pretty good, actually, though there was a pretty major wave of awkward. I think my mom felt really bad I didn't feel like I could tell them. Grandma's also been really touch and go. She broke her hip and then she's having that issue with recovering from surgery after her blockage. It's freaking me out a bit. I hope she gets better, but I"m also worried she might not. It's...not a good feeling, to think I'm losing a grandparent who's been so loving and supportive. I guess all I can do is hope and send good thoughts, right?

Probably my mothers recent health scares and just how terrifying it is to think about their mortality. Hopefully she gets taken care of and gets healthier and is around for a really really really long time.