2017 was as wild and emotional a year as I can remember. The highs and lows were intense, both collectively and for me personally. At times, it has been a struggle to remain positive and optimistic about the future. I suspect many of us feel the same way. This past year, the political spectrum bombarded us and has held us captive, dredging up all sorts of suppressed feelings, forging us together and, in some cases, tearing us apart.