It's the last week of December, and hopefully that means you have your OOO auto-reply on and are currently sunk into your couch, burritoed in a fuzzy blanket with no plans of moving. This universal lull is about the time the antsy Type A inside of us all itches to start goal-setting for 2019, but before you start spending all your Visa gift cards on notebooks, try taking a moment to reflect on the year that's quickly coming to a close.
That reflection doesn't have to be a headache, trying to parse out your top-10 takeaways (though that might be cathartic, too). Instead, think back on the big moments that pushed culture forward this year, and consider how those positive strides — in widespread inclusivity, humanitarianism, and representation — bled into your own life. Because if you donated to the California relief efforts in the wake of the devastating wildfires, or are currently wearing a foundation that has more than 40 shade offerings, it means you felt the ripple effects, too.